SRD SASSA Application

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SRD SASSA Application

SRD SASSA Application is the process that you have to go through to apply for the South African Social Security Agency’s grant known as the Social Relief of Distress (SRD). The SRD is available to South African citizens and to people who are not citizens but permanent residents in South Africa.

It is one of the grants that is offered by the agency to help reduce the burden of the needy and vulnerable, especially to those who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This article aims at providing information about the application process.

What is SRD SASSA?

There are families, individuals and people who’s financial situation is so extreme that if they do not receive any assistance, would lead to hunger and distress. This people are the reason for which the SRD program was created. Applicants receive assistance from of R350 from the agency every month for three months, sometimes extended to six months.

Eligibility criteria for Application for SRD Grant

To apply for the SRD grant and succeed, follow the guide below.

  • You must be a permanent resident in South Africa, or must be a citizen of South Africa.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You should be earning less that the minimum wage or have no source of income or financial support
  • You should not be on any other grant or any other form of social or unemployment insurance
  • You should not have applied for or received any grant from the SASSA before
  • Once you meet all of the requirements listed, you can continue with your application process.
  • If you are a student too, you should not be receiving assistance from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

How to go through the SRD Application

The agency has made available various ways of putting in your application. This is to ensure that people who can apply online don’t necessarily visit the offices of the agency. Those who cannot use the online and who will want to visit the offices can also do so. Listed here are the various ways of applying.

  1. Online: You choose to visit the official site of the agency and then register. Once you register with your personal details such as your ID, your contact information and banking details, you can apply online.
  2. WhatsApp: You can also send a WhatsApp to the line of the agency at 082 0468 553. You will receive a feedback that will require you to provide your personal details to enable you apply for a grant.
  3. SASSA Offices: You can also locate any of the SASSA offices close to you and then pick up forms and fill them. After that, you will attach all the supporting documents and submit them.
  4. Post Office: With your ID and supporting documents, you can visit the post office and apply for a grant.
  5. USSD: Dial1347737# from your phone, you will receive prompts and you have to follow these prompts to finish up your application process.

To use the online portal for the SRD Application, use these instructions

Step 1: Open the official SASSA website and click on the “Grants” button.

Step 2: Now choose the “SRD Grant” among the options that pop up.

Step 3: Search for the “Apply Now” button and click on it.

Step 4: You must read the terms and conditions very well to click on “I Agree” button.

Step 5: Put in your personal information, such as your name, your surname, and ID number.

Step 6: Give correct answers to the eligibility questions. A false answer will disqualify your application

Step 7: Provide your bank account details, this will be your bank name, account number, and branch code.

Step 8: Check to be sure every information in correct before you click on “Submit”.

Documents Required for Application for SRD Grant

To apply for the SRD grant, you will need to provide the following documents:

  1. Your ID document.
  2. Proof of income, such as a recent pay-slip or bank statement.
  3. Proof of residence, such as a utility bill or lease agreement.
  4. Any other relevant documents, such as a death certificate if you are applying on behalf of a deceased person.

Tips for a Successful SRD SASSA Application

To increase your chances of success, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:

  1. Be certain you meet the eligibility criteria before applying.
  2. Be certain that all your documents are set before you start the application process.
  3. Make sure the information you give is accurate and recent in your application form.
  4. Double-check your application before submitting it to avoid errors.
  5. Keep your contact details up-to-date, so you don’t miss any notifications or updates.

Since the application process involves cross checking the information provide, and many people are applying for it, it could take up to two weeks for you to receive a response. This means that you have to be patient with the application process and you have to wait patiently. If you have checked all the information needed and you qualify, you can go ahead and apply. Also remember to follow all the instructions provided.