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What is the Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) 2024

Social relief of distress is the temporary supply of aid meant for people who are in such extreme need of material goods that they are unable to provide for the most basic necessities of their family. Amounting to R350 per month beginning on the date of approval, the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress amount. There will be no backpay for applicants; instead, payments will begin in the month they apply.

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For New Application (using SASSA website)

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What is needed to apply:

  • ID Number.
  • Full Names and Surname as they appear on the ID.
  • Gender and Disability if you have any.
  • Bank Name and Account Number.
  • Phone Number.
  • Proof of Address.

Re-Application (using SASSA website)

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Steps to Change banking Details:

  • If you are an SASSA SRD R350 Grant beneficiary who has been given approval, please enter your ID number here if you wish to update your banking information. You will receive an SMS at the cell phone number you provided when registering for the application that contains a secure link that is personal to you.
  • To begin, open the link in the SMS and carefully follow the directions.
  • If you choose to have your money transferred into a bank account, please make sure you are the account's owner. Your grant cannot be paid into another person's bank account by SASSA.
  • Please make sure the mobile phone number on which you received the SMS is registered in your name if you choose the money transfer option through one of the main banks. A mobile phone number that is registered to another person prevents SASSA from paying your award into that number.
  • Please also note that the new banking details will only be used for future payments, after verification.

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Cancel my Application

You can withdraw your application by clicking the button below if your circumstances have changed such that you are no longer in need of or eligible for the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant.

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Sassa urges R350 grant beneficiaries not to repeatedly change their bank details

by Unathi Nkanjeni (09 Sep 2022)

The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has advised beneficiaries of the 350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant against repeatedly changing their bank details, saying this may delay payments.

This week many applicants took to social media to voice their frustrations about declined grant applications and delayed payments. According to Sassa, among other reasons, payment delays were due to beneficiaries repeatedly changing their bank details on the SRD website.

“Clients are urged not to repeatedly change their bank details on the SRD website as the account will have to be verified each time a change is made, which may delay payment,” said the agency.

“It is recommended clients open their own bank accounts with an institution of their choice as it will assist them to take ownership of their funds and collection.”

What must I do?Sassa said applicants who want to dispute the agency's decision can lodge an appeal with the independent tribunal via the website.

COVID-19 social grant extended until 2025

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The COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant) has been extended by the government until March 2025 while changes to social security policy and financing model are being considered.

The program was created to assist those with low incomes who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.

The grant will be extended by one year, according to R34 billion, Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana announced on Wednesday when delivering the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) to Parliament.

In the intermediate run, a temporary allocation is held until a thorough evaluation of the social grant system as a whole is completed. The COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress award was only funded through March 2024, according to the 2023 Budget.

The social wage, which is the total of public spending on jobs, housing, social assistance, transportation, health, education, and local amenities, accounts for 61% of consolidated non-interest expenditures over the 2024 medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF) period.

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Sassa, Ramaphosa say Social Relief of Distress payments will be made within the week.

by Zukiswa Pikoli (13 Jun 2022)

A statement released on Monday by the South African Social Security Agency said 'payments for the new cycle of the Covid-19 SRD grant (from April 2022) will be paid as from mid-June 2022. Sassa will continue clearing outstanding payments from the previous cycle as and when the bank details are confirmed'.

Outstanding payments of the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant, according to the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), “will not be done together, but will be done month-by-month. Sassa will do these multiple payments in a month until the backlog is finalised, whereafter monthly payments will resume”.

Last week, Maverick Citizen reported that civil society organisations #PayTheGrants,, Black Sash, the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ) and the Social Policy Initiative had raised the alarm that millions of poor people had not received their SRD grants for the months of April and May, which was causing massive mental health strain and financial anguish......