Organization Name : SASSA South African Social Security Agency
Facility Name : SASSA Pays First Batch of New Special COVID-19 SRD Grant Cycle
Applicable For : Individuals who are currently unemployed
Website : https://www.sassa.gov.za/
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SASSA Pays First Batch of New Special COVID-19 SRD Grant
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), successfully commenced with paying out the first batch of applicants for the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD R350 Grant) today 25 August 2021.
Related / Similar Service : SASSA Change SRD Grant Payment Method
Applications for this SRD grant opened on 06 August 2021 and is set to benefit the unemployed citizens, most of whom lost their jobs when COVID-19 struck in 2020.
By 18 August, SASSA had received 8 931 375 applications from all nine provinces, 41% of whom were from males and 59% being female applicants.
Payments of this grant are channeled through direct deposits into approved beneficiaries’ bank accounts, mobile money transfers through cell phones and through the South African Post Office.
The payment process for all those approved starts on 25 August 2021, but will be done over the coming days. Not everyone should be expected to be paid today.
To avoid over-crowding at post offices during payment of approved recipients, a joint strategy was put in place by SASSA and SAPO. The last three digits of approved beneficiaries’ identity numbers will be used for payment collection on a specific day of the week.
This will help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 infections and allowing for social distancing on pay days. Most importantly, if a person has not received an SMS from SASSA notifying them that the grant is available for collection, it means the grant is not available yet.
In other words, every approved applicant must first wait for an SMS confirming that the grant is available before approaching the post office.
** Applicants are advised to avoid going to the post office to just check if by any chance the grant is available. The grant will not be available if it is not the day of the week when SAPO uses the last three digits of your ID number to pay.
** The function for all applicants to start checking their status on the system will be available later this week.
This function has not been available, because SASSA has kept the channels open to cope with the high number of applications being received. Please bear with us for any inconvenience this might have caused.
** The South African Post Office (SAPO) will not pay the R350 grant during Public Holidays, weekends and when normal monthly social grants payments take place.
Note : Only visit the post office to collect your grant if you have received a payment notification SMS.
FAQ On SASSA COVID-19 SRD Grant
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ On SASSA COVID-19 SRD Grant
Q: What is the SASSA COVID-19 SRD Grant?
A: The COVID-19 SRD Grant is a social relief of distress grant provided by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to support individuals who have lost their income or employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q: Who is eligible for the SASSA COVID-19 SRD Grant?
A: To be eligible for the SASSA COVID-19 SRD Grant, you must be a South African citizen or permanent resident, be unemployed or have no source of income, and not receive any other form of social grant or UIF payment.
Q: How do I apply for the SASSA COVID-19 SRD Grant?
A: You can apply for the SASSA COVID-19 SRD Grant online via the SASSA website or at a SASSA office near you. You will need to provide personal and financial information, as well as supporting documents.
Additional Simplified Procedure
You can apply for the SASSA COVID-19 SRD Grant online by following these steps:
1. Go to the SASSA website: https://www.sassa.gov.za/.
2. Click on the “SRD Grant” tab.
3. Click on the “Apply for SRD Grant” button.
4. Create an account.
5. Fill out the online application form.
** Provide your personal details, including your name, contact details, and ID number.
** Provide your banking details.
** Provide proof of your income loss.
6. Click on the “Submit” button.
Once you have submitted your application, SASSA will review your application and will contact you if they have any questions.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind when applying for the SASSA COVID-19 SRD Grant online:
** You must have a valid South African ID number to apply for the SASSA COVID-19 SRD Grant.
** You must be unemployed or your income has been reduced by at least 50% due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
** You must have a bank account in your name.
** You must submit your application by the application deadline.