The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) administers social grants to South African citizens who require assistance. SASSA offers the following social grants:
- Grant for older persons
- Disability grant
- War veterans grant
- Care dependency grant
- Foster child grant
- Child support grant
- Social Relief of Distress
These social grants are provided to help improve standards of living in society and are given to people who are vulnerable to poverty and in need of state support, which include older people, people with disabilities, and people with young children.
All applicants need to be South African citizens, permanent residents or refugees living in South Africa.
All applications will be treated as new applications every month. However, each applicant would only need to apply once for their application to be considered every month.
Here, you will be able to check the progress of your grant by entering first your ID number and then your cellphone number.
What information is required for the SASSA SRD Grant?
- Identity Number;
- Name and Surname as captured in the ID (and initials);
- Gender and Disability;
- Banking details – Bank Name and Account Number;
- Contact details – Cell phone number;
- Proof of Residential Address;
SASSA does not require any applicant to scan in supporting documents such as ID, proof of address or bank statements.
Who Qualifies For The SASSA SRD Grant?
Applicants must be:
- South African Citizens, Permanent Residents or Refugees registered with Home Affairs;
- Resident within the borders of the Republic of South Africa;
- Above the age of 18;
- Not receiving any income;
- Not receiving any social grant;
- Not receiving any unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive unemployment insurance benefits;
- Not receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme;
- Not receiving any other government COVID-19 response support; and
- Not resident in a government-funded or subsidised institution.
How to Check SASSA SRD Status?
Just follow the below steps to check your Covid-19 SRD Grant Application Status.
Step 1 : Visit the official website of SASSA through the URL https://srd.sassa.gov.za/
Step 2 : Next, click “Check Online” link under Application status at the end of the page.
Step 3 : Enter the South African ID number of Applicant
Step 4 : Enter the Phone Number used to submit your application.
Step 5 : Finally click on “Submit” button to know your status.
How is SASSA SRD Payment of Grant Made?
Payment of the grant will be made mainly through bank accounts of the applicants and through cash send measures through banks.
The benefit/grant will be paid from the date of approval up to the end of October 2021provided the qualifying criteria listed continues to be met. So if applicants apply in June, their payments will be from June and there will be no back pay.
How To Check Your SASSA Balance
Are you a SASSA beneficiary and you wondering how to check your SASSA balance? Here’s how and a plus side is that it’s actually quite simple!
All you need to do is the following:
- Dial *120*3210# on your phone
- Follow the prompts
Should that USSD code not work, do the following:
- Dial *120*69277# on your phone
- Follow the prompts
Individuals receiving funds from SASSA who want to check their balance are urged to avoid going to an ATM to check their balance. If you are a SASSA recipient, you must be cautious to not give your SASSA card or their PIN to anyone you don’t highly trust.
What is the Period of SASSA SRD Grant
Social Relief of Distress is issued monthly for a maximum period of 3 months. An extension a further 3 months may be granted in exceptional cases.
What is SASSA SRD 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.
** 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.
What is SASSA SRD Contact Numbers?
Regional Contact Numbers for Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Applications. Applications could be made by either calling SASSA National Call Center: 0800 60 10 11 or Email to: grantenquiries [AT] sassa.gov.za