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srd.sassa.gov.za Special Covid-19 SRD Grant 2021 Apply Online : South African Social Security Agency

Organization Name : SASSA South African Social Security Agency
Facility Name : Special Covid-19 SRD Grant 2021 Online Application
Applicable For : Individuals who are currently unemployed
Website : https://srd.sassa.gov.za/

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SASSA Special Covid-19 SRD Grant

Announcement Of The Re-Introduction Of The Special Covid-19 SRD Grant 2021

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** All recipients who may have not received some of their payments during the first iteration of the grant between May 2020 – April 2021 will certainly receive their payments and this new iteration will not affect those payments.

** Those recipients who have not updated their details are once again reminded to respond to SASSA requests to update their information. For this new iteration, we have been allocated R26.7billion which is inclusive of administrative costs borne by SASSA, and this is for a period of 8 months with effect from August 2021 until March 2022.

** During the first iteration of the grant, almost 10 million applications were received with just over 6 million approved for payment to the tune of R24 billion and an additional R15 billion was paid as top-ups for a period of 6 months to all grant types.

** We are also pleased that 100% of these applications were online or digital applications which actually quickened the entire process. We have taken note that the majority of the previous applications were paid to males between the ages of 18-35.

** This was due to the fact that we did not change the eligibility criteria for the R350 grant after the expiry of the caregivers grant. This resulted in a gender imbalance wherein the caregiver grant, which was accessed primarily by women, expired in October 2020, whereas the R350 grant, which was accessed primarily by men, was extended until April 2021.

The eligibility criteria for the grant has now been opened to include caregivers, the majority of whom are women.

** The application channels will be opened from Friday, 06 August 2021 from 09h00 and we expect that first payments to be made in the last week of August 2021.

** The new application will only be effective from August 2021. The applications shall be considered from the month of application and paid up to 31 March 2022 provided the qualifying criteria continue to be met.

This requirement will be confirmed through the monthly validations of every application. It is important to note that there will be NO AUTOMATIC QUALIFICATION – all applications must satisfy the criteria and will be subjected to the entire validation process.

Eligibility Criteria For SRD Grant

A Social Relief of Distress Grant of R350 per month as indicated in the Directions is payable for the period indicated therein to a person who is —

(a) a South African Citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee registered on the Home Affairs database and persons who are holders of special permits under the Special Angolan Dispensation, the Lesotho Exemption Permit dispensation and the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Dispensation, and asylum seekers whose section 22 permits or visas are valid or were valid on 15 March 2020;

(b) Currently residing within the borders of the Republic of South Africa;
(c) above the age of 18 and below the age of 60;
(d) unemployed;

(e) not receiving any social grant in respect of himself or herself;
(f) not receiving an unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive an unemployment insurance benefit;

(g) not receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme and other financial aid;
(h) not receiving any other government COVID-19 response support; and
(i) not a resident in a government funded or subsidised institution.

– Care givers who are not receiving any grant on their own behalf will also be eligible to apply for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant.

How To Register For SRD Grant?

To Register For SRD Grant, Follow the below steps

Steps :
Step 1 : Visit the official website through the following URL https://srd.sassa.gov.za/
Step 2 : Next, Click on the “Apply Online” button.

Step 3 : Fill the required details to apply for this grant.
Step 4 : Or you can use the following channel WhatsApp: 082 046 8553

Note :
** You only have to apply once via this web site or the above WhatsApp number and not many times on every channel.
** SASSA will only process one application received from each applicant.

Benefits of SRD Grant

** Firstly, that people’s circumstances may have changed over time;
** Secondly, in order to confirm clients’ personal details, and assess their income and financial status;

** Thirdly, applicants need to accept the declaration and consent, which has been strengthened to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) which came to effect on 21 July 2021; and

** In order to access or to have the application reconsidered for the Social Relief of Distress Grant, an applicant must grant consent for SASSA to verify his or her identity, residency, income or social security benefits with any other institution deemed necessary by SASSA.

Payments of the Special SRD Grant

** SASSA shall pay the Special COVID19 SRD Grant into a bank account of the beneficiary. With applicants who are unbanked or do not have bank accounts, SASSA will pay through SAPO/Post Bank; or a Bank Mobile Money Transfers (cash send).

** It is important for applicants to note that the bank account or the cellular phone number provided for payment MUST be registered in the name of the approved applicant for the grant to ensure that payment goes to the correct recipients.

** We also appeal to all applicants to provide information on a bank account through which they can be paid, so that we can reduce the long queues at the post office branches and improve convenience to all our clients and reduce the risk of the spread of COVID -19.

** It is also important for every applicant to provide the correct mobile number through which he/she can be contacted, as all communication with applicants will be through sms notifications.


For all other queries applicants may contact our call centre on 0800 60 10 11 or email grantenquiries [AT] sassa.gov.za

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Some Important Information From Comments

1. I have applied for the grant. I am unemployed for 5 years and trying to apply for the SRD grant for R350 from 2020 but it got cancelled without a reason. Please can you help me.

2. I have applied for 350 SRD SASSA grant but when I check my status it says fail, not pending (or) approved so I don’t know, it has been approved (or) what? and I am not working.

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  1. Pauline

    How do I change my cellphone numbers n my status to not working

  2. Lee Andra

    Hi I applied for the sassa srd grant but show still pending I have been trying and waiting for it to say something else

  3. Qedani makhathini

    Since augast I don’t get the money reason is source of income bt I hag no money in the bank and I m not working

  4. Sandile

    I need to apply now for 350,

  5. Nomaphelo ntuntuma

    Ntuntuma nomaphelo reinstate cancelled srd 350 am not weking plz

  6. Amerlis

    I applied 5 September 2021 for the R350 but did not receive any payment…i want to know if there is any problem..i also gave my banking details but receive nothing until now

  7. Charmelle

    Hi I’m approved and opened a new bank account but can’t seem to get pay date for my months and if I check it aayi invalid token and I would like to know what to do about that

  8. Sphiwe


  9. Middah Malerato Serei

    I applied m not working but it fails

  10. Tommy seepamere

    I’m not working and I can’t get srd
    Can you please check for me

  11. Zama

    Um confused now um not getting an money 4rm govment i only rcv chld grnt but igot decline twice now

  12. Sarh

    Approved 2 months now its October whats happening

  13. Buyisile

    How to change bank details

  14. tania october

    Can iget an apply form please for my reinstatement R350 covid grant

    1. mbulelo mathiso

      reapplying for srd grant

  15. Mabataung

    Hello I apply SRD sassa grant 350 August still iam waiting.

  16. Khanyisa

    I did appy on 11 august sinces then i didnt get nathing

  17. Prudence sessy

    Hi pls check my status since I apply on 27august2021

  18. Anonymous

    How to check my status SDR

  19. Malema Mokoena

    I would like to apply for the R350 SDR through uif online, I’m struggling to get there website of labour that deals with that kind of funds. Please help

  20. Khosi

    I applyed but I was told that my details where not all there.how’s that is my folt because I gave what was needed.sassa gave me short application form and now I can’t do anything

  21. Mmapula

    Pls want nowgetsassa

  22. Michelle Govender

    Hi i have applied for the grant i am unemployed for 5 years trying to apply for the SRD grant for R350 from 2020 never came right now i reapplied it says May cancelled without a reason.
    Please can you help me.

  23. Tlou Dinah Ngoepe

    I have applied for 350 srd sassa grant but when I check my status is says fail,not pending or approved so I don’t what’s wrong it’s been approved or what ?, and m not working

  24. Zainab

    How do I check my Sassa SRD status I’ve tried many times it doesn’t seem to work

  25. Mosidi Dorcas Madumise

    Help me I’m struggling to apply for srd sassa relief fund.

  26. Thulisile nkosi

    Pls indeed to check my status

  27. Sabelo gobodo

    Sabelo gobodo need check the balance Sassa

  28. Sabelo

    Check the balance.

  29. Sabelo

    How to check my balance my 350

  30. Mampshika Tiro

    I need to apply.my name radipone tiro

  31. Obakeng Ephraim Tshipieng

    Hi,since I’ve no longer working, from march2018 and currently,I’ve applied for R350,since last year.Pls help I’m so stressed no income 🙏i’d like a sms reply pls

  32. Joseph

    my name Joseph mathibe I want to apply srd 350 Grant plz help me my details id no/7711295490085

  33. Elizabeth

    I need help to apply 350 please

    1. Mooiman

      Hi my concern is l stop working on the year2013,but still l don’t qualify due to 3 months UIF.

  34. Ntombesibini

    My account no is ryt but I selected wrong bank, how can I change it

  35. Nthabiseng

    How can I apply for covid grant

  36. Xiluva maluleka

    I need to change my banking details I made a mistake instead of cash send I chose post bank

  37. Thabiso

    How to change my banking details??

  38. Mandisa

    How can i change my banking details plz im struggling

  39. Baby refilwe makgota

    How can i change my bank details please help me

  40. Macevele ntiyiso

    How to change my bank details account

  41. Linneth

    How to change the banking details?

  42. Zodwa

    How can I change my bank account details

    1. Vv

      Go to post office

  43. Phomelelo

    How do i change my bank details?

    1. Kelebogile Mqenebe

      How do I change my banking details

  44. Suzan Gando

    How can I apply for a srd sassa grant

  45. Thapelo Blacky

    I’m asking for an application form for covid grand R350

  46. Thapelo Blacky

    I’m asking for an application form

  47. suzan Gando

    How can I apply for a R350 grant

  48. Tersia

    The WhatsApp nr start you get to surname then it stops

  49. Tamryn

    How can i change my bank details

  50. mokgadi

    how to apply

  51. Robert kutloano sebola

    How can I check my dates

  52. Msawenkosi

    I lost phone number I registered with the srd so I’m lost I’d like to be assisted on how to apply

  53. siphesihle

    how can i change my banking details plz help me

    1. Sello

      I need a application form to apply for R350 sassa grant…plz help.

  54. Busisani

    How can I change my bank details I’m struggling to change it pls help me

  55. Ann van Wyk

    Can Iu plze send me an application form to apply for the R350 srd sassa grant

    1. Thapelo

      I need to apply now,I need help please

  56. luyand a Soga

    How to apply where the forms

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