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Organization Name : SASSA South African Social Security Agency
Facility Name : Covid-19 SRD Online Application Social Relief of Distress Grant
Applicable For : Individuals who are currently unemployed
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SASSA SRD Online Application

Special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant

Related / Similar Service : SASSA SRD Grant Application Status


The President declared a National State of Disaster as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. In this regard he introduced a special Covid 19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) of R350 per month for 6 months to be paid to individuals who are currently unemployed, do not receive any form of income, social grant or UIF payment etc.

Who Can Apply?

To qualify for this Covid 19 SRD Grant of R350 you must

** Be a South African Citizens Permanent Resident or Refugee registered on the Home Affairs database;
** currently residing within the borders of the Republic of South Africa;

** be above the age of 18;
** be unemployed;
** not be receiving any form of income;
** not be receiving any social grant;

** not be receiving an unemployment insurance benefit and do not qualify to receive an unemployment insurance benefit;
** not be receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme and other financial aid;

** not be receiving any other government COVID-19 response support; and
** not be resident in a government funded or subsidized institution.

How Do I Apply?

To apply online for Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant, please follow the below steps

Steps :
Step 1 : Visit the official website of SASSA SRD through provided above.
Step 2 : Read the instructions carefully and click on the “Apply Online” button at the end of the page.

Step 3 : Enter your Mobile Number and click on “Send SMS” button.

Step 4 : Enter the OTP for verification.
Step 5 : Fill the remaining details to complete your registration.

Or you can use any of the following channels
** Email –
** WhatsApp – 082 046 8553
** USSD – *134*7737#

Note :
** You only have to apply once on one channel and not many times on every channel.
** SASSA will only process one application received from each applicant.
** There is no charge to apply – applicants are cautioned not to buy “application forms” these are not genuine and will not be processed.

Documents Required

Applicants will need to provide the following information

** Identity Number or Department of Home Affairs Refugee permit number
** Name and Surname as captured in the Identity Document
** Gender and Disability
** Contact details – Cell phone number
** Residential Address

Important to note :
** Applicants will have to sign a declaration and consent to their information being validated and shared with other organisations and financial institutions such as SARS and banks. A detailed declaration and consent document is available on this website.

Declaration & Consent Form :

** During the application process, applicants are expected to agree or disagree to this document by confirming for instance through a yes or no option. Successful applicants will have to provide their banking details for payment purposes or their bank of choice for a cash transfer.

Terms & Conditions

** Applications for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant are only electronic. Do not visit SASSA offices to apply for this grant. If you need assistance to apply, SASSA staff & volunteers can assist.

** No paper based applications will be accepted.
** Payment will be effected through a channel of your choice.

** Citizens without bank accounts can also apply. In this case payment will be effected through a money transfer, once all the necessary validations have been completed.

** Once applications are approved, SASSA will request confirmation of bank account through a secure site – this will also be done electronically.
** Any applicant has the right to request confirmation that this request is from SASSA to protect themselves.

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  1. Kevin Eric Jacobs

    I have applied for SRD but when i check my status it displays, declined. I am unemployed, and meet the basic requirements so why am I declined?

    Please advise.

  2. They said my details don’t my ID. I don’t understand

  3. zinhle Gladys Bhengu

    My application HV been approved bt I don’t no whow to link bt don’t HV bank

  4. Hi l applied this R350 the sms came saying my details doesn’t match My ID .and I don’t understand how .

  5. Mamello Vivian Ramosoeu

    My application was approved and I’m asking Sassa to please resend me the bank details link

  6. I apply for rsd grant but they say my id not match my details

  7. How can I correct what my details online because the number 0800601011 is always busy

    1. I would like to rectify my brothers ID No but I don’t know how

  8. I got the message say my details don’t match my I.D.

  9. My application is approved bt I don’t know how to put bank details

  10. Nosiphiwo Mankinyana

    I applied and the application has been Pending when I check the status today the response was that the application has been Declined. I dont receive any source of income.


  12. how am I going receive my grant without bank account

  13. I’ve applied and received provisional approval but I don’t have a bank account.

  14. my application was approved but dont know how to send banking details

  15. I have made Application but not reciver any response from you requesiting my bank details

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