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Organization Name : SASSA South African Social Security Agency
Facility Name : Special Covid-19 SRD Grant 2021 Online Application
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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 โ€“ 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 โ€”

(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
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]

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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 donโ€™t know, it has been approved (or) what? and I am not working.

General Guidance On Special Covid-19 SRD Grant Application

Here are the general steps for applying for the SASSA COVID-19 SRD Grant in South Africa:

Check Eligibility:
The COVID-19 SRD Grant is intended for South African citizens or permanent residents who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of temporary financial assistance. Eligibility criteria may vary, so it’s important to review the latest requirements on the SASSA website or through other official channels.

Prepare Required Documents:
You may need to provide certain documents as part of your application, such as your South African ID or passport, proof of residence, proof of income, and other relevant documents. Make sure to gather all the necessary documents beforehand to streamline the application process.

Submit Application:
There are several ways to apply for the SASSA COVID-19 SRD Grant, including online and offline methods. The online application can be done through the SASSA website or other designated online portals. If you prefer offline application, you can visit your nearest SASSA office or designated application sites to submit your application in person.

Follow Up:
After submitting your application, it’s important to regularly check the status of your application. You can do this by contacting SASSA directly or checking the online portal where you submitted your application. SASSA may request additional information or documentation, and it’s important to respond promptly to any such requests to avoid delays in processing your application.

Receive Outcome:
If your application is approved, you will be notified by SASSA about the outcome. If approved, the grant will be paid directly to the bank account you provided during the application process. It’s important to ensure that you provide accurate and up-to-date banking information to avoid any delays in receiving the grant.

Additional Generic Procedure

There are two ways to register for the SRD Grant: online and through the SASSA SMS service.

To register online:
1. Go to the SASSA website at
2. Click on the “Apply for SRD Grant” button.
3. Enter your ID number and cell phone number.
4. Click on the “Search” button.
5. If you are eligible, you will be able to see the application form.
6. Fill out the application form.
7. Upload the required documents.
8. Submit your application.

To register through the SASSA SMS service:
1. Send an SMS to 32558 with the word “SRD” and your ID number.
2. You will receive an SMS with a link to the application form.
3. Click on the link and fill out the application form.
4. Upload the required documents.
5. Submit your application.

Here are the required documents for the SRD Grant application:
** ID number: You must provide your ID number.
** Cell phone number: You must provide your cell phone number.
** Proof of identity: You must provide proof of identity, such as a driver’s license or a passport.
** Proof of income: You must provide proof of income, such as a bank statement or a tax return.
** Proof of living expenses: You must provide proof of living expenses, such as utility bills or rent receipts.

Once you have submitted your application, you will be notified of the outcome. If your application is approved, you will be paid the SRD Grant.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when registering for the SRD Grant:
** You must be a South African citizen or permanent resident to apply for the SRD Grant.
** You must be unemployed or earning less than R350 per month.
** You must be able to provide proof of your identity, income, and living expenses.
** You must have a valid cell phone number to receive updates on your application.

Add a Comment
  1. Renzie Aletta brits

    no are when please

  2. Pauline

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Sandile

    I need to apply now for 350,

  6. Nomaphelo ntuntuma

    Ntuntuma nomaphelo reinstate cancelled srd 350 am not weking plz

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Sphiwe


  10. Middah Malerato Serei

    I applied m not working but it fails

  11. Tommy seepamere

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

  12. Zama

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

  13. Sarh

    Approved 2 months now its October whats happening

  14. Buyisile

    How to change bank details

  15. tania october

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

    1. mbulelo mathiso

      reapplying for srd grant

  16. Mabataung

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

  17. Khanyisa

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

  18. Prudence sessy

    Hi pls check my status since I apply on 27august2021

  19. Anonymous

    How to check my status SDR

  20. 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

  21. Khosi

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

  22. Mmapula

    Pls want nowgetsassa

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. Zainab

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

  26. Mosidi Dorcas Madumise

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

  27. Thulisile nkosi

    Pls indeed to check my status

  28. Sabelo gobodo

    Sabelo gobodo need check the balance Sassa

  29. Sabelo

    Check the balance.

  30. Sabelo

    How to check my balance my 350

  31. Mampshika Tiro

    I need to name radipone tiro

  32. 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 ๐Ÿ™i’d like a sms reply pls

  33. Joseph

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

  34. 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.

  35. Ntombesibini

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

  36. Nthabiseng

    How can I apply for covid grant

  37. Xiluva maluleka

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

  38. Thabiso

    How to change my banking details??

  39. Mandisa

    How can i change my banking details plz im struggling

  40. Baby refilwe makgota

    How can i change my bank details please help me

  41. Macevele ntiyiso

    How to change my bank details account

  42. Linneth

    How to change the banking details?

  43. Zodwa

    How can I change my bank account details

    1. Vv

      Go to post office

  44. Phomelelo

    How do i change my bank details?

    1. Kelebogile Mqenebe

      How do I change my banking details

  45. Suzan Gando

    How can I apply for a srd sassa grant

  46. Thapelo Blacky

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

  47. Thapelo Blacky

    I’m asking for an application form

  48. suzan Gando

    How can I apply for a R350 grant

  49. Tersia

    The WhatsApp nr start you get to surname then it stops

  50. Tamryn

    How can i change my bank details

  51. mokgadi

    how to apply

  52. Robert kutloano sebola

    How can I check my dates

  53. Msawenkosi

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

  54. 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.

  55. Busisani

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

  56. 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

  57. luyand a Soga

    How to apply where the forms

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