The Grant for Social Relief Difficulties
The Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant) is managed in accordance with Section 32 of the Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) and is implemented with the Minister of Finance’s approval.
The Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant) is intended for South African citizens, refugees, asylum seekers, and Special Permit Holders who are between the ages of 18 and 60, have insufficient means, do not receive social grants on behalf of themselves/himself, are not contributing to or eligible for UIF payment, and have no other financial support.
Applicants or their representatives must confirm or supply the following information in order for SASSA to examine their application.
- Confirmation that they have read and accepted the Declaration and Consent Documents provisions
- Personal Information
- Phone Number (cell phone number)
- Information on Employment and Lifestyle Sustainability
- Banking details/information
Please keep in mind
That all information will be supplied online, and no documents will be required to be uploaded. Please supply SASSA with a Mobile Number (cell phone number) where we may reach you in order to provide you with feedback on the status of your application. On this page, you may also check the status of your application. If your application is denied, you will be able to appeal the SASSA decision by filing an appeal with the Department of Social Development for each month your application was denied. When you get news that your application has been denied, you will be given instructions on how to file an appeal. Failure to file an appeal for each month the application is denied would result in the
How can I know if I still qualify for and require this SRD Grant?
You may also confirm your application via:
082 046 8553 (WhatsApp)
You just need to validate your current application once using this website or the above WhatsApp number, and not several times through each channel.
SASSA will only consider the first confirmation received from each application.
What is the procedure for applying for the SRD Grant?
Status of the application
How can I update my banking information?
If you are an SASSA SRD R350 Grant authorized beneficiary and want to modify your banking information, please enter your ID number below. An SMS with a secure link unique to you will be sent to the mobile phone number you provided during the application process.
Click on the link in the SMS and carefully follow the instructions.
If you want to pay with a bank account, please check that you are the account’s owner. SASSA will not be able to deposit your award into another person’s bank account.
If you choose the money transfer option through one of the main banks, please make sure that the mobile phone number from which you received the SMS is registered in the system.
For more information please click here: https://srd.sassa.gov.za/