Special Covid 19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) of R350 per month for 6 months to be paid to individuals who are currently unemployed, do not receive any form of income, social grant, or UIF payment.
The only official website to check your application status is https://srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/status
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SRD Grant Eligibility
To qualify for this Covid 19 SRD Grant of R350 you must
Be a South African Citizens Permanent Resident or Refugee registered on the Home Affairs database; currently residing within the borders of the Republic of South Africa;
- be above the age of 18;
- be unemployed;
- not be receiving any form of income;
- not be receiving any social grant;
not be receiving an unemployment insurance benefit and do not qualify to receive an unemployment insurance benefit;
not be receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme and other financial aid;
not be receiving any other government COVID-19 response support; and
not be resident in a government-funded or subsidized institution.
How to Check 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 the “Check Online” link under sassa status check 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 the “Submit” button to know your status.
SASSA SRD Payment of Grant
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 2020 provided 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.
Period of SRD Grant
Social Relief of Distress is issued monthly for a maximum period of 3 months. An extension of a further 3 months may be granted in exceptional cases.
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.
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