SASSA warns against Fake Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) Grant Application Online

SASSA warns against Fake Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) Grant Application Online

SASSA News According to the Facebook page of SASSA  as announced by the CEO of SASSA “Ms Totsie Memela” she said, it has come to the notice of Sassa that a rumour making the rounds that one can apply for a normal SRD electronically and also that people can apply for the SRD.

This is wrong, you can only apply for a Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) by visiting a branch near you and  is not available at the moment but was available until April 2021.

We will advice or announce to you when this grant is re-instated.

ABOUT THE Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) 

The President declared a National State of Disaster as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. In this regard he introduced a 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 etc. This Social Relief of Distress Programme was confirmed in the Regulations made under Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002): Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19, as amended.

Applicants will need to provide the following information

  • Identity Number or Department of Home Affairs Refugee permit number
  • Name and Surname as captured in the Identity Document
  • Gender and Disability
  • Contact details – Cell phone number
  • Residential Address

SASSA warns against Fake Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) Grant Application Online