How to apply for the special COVID-19 Social Relief? DO NOT VISIT SASSA OFFICES TO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT. If you need assistance to apply, SASSA staff and appointed volunteers can assist.
Johannesburg – After spending the night queueing outside the post office to be on time for the R350 special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, many beneficiaries were turned away and told only those who have never received the money are eligible for payment while others were told there is no money, they said.
•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
•Unemployed;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.
•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.
Apply using the following information-
WhatsApp: 0600 123 456 and select SASSA USSD: *134*7737#
E-mail: SRD@sassa.gov.za(link sends e-mail), Call centre IVR: 0800 60 10 11
Website: goverment site.