R350 SRD Grant Ended In April Says Sassa CEO

The South African Social Security Agency has urged citizens and beneficiaries not to believe wide-spreading messages encouraging people to apply for the R350 SRD grant. The grant is currently unavailable until further official notice of its reinstatement by Sassa.


The South African Social Security Agency is warning citizens and beneficiaries not to believe wide-spreading messages encouraging people to apply for the R350 Social Releaf of Distress grant. 

This comes after SASSA CEO “Totsie” Memela-Khambula confirmed that they have been informed about circulating misinformation claiming that people should apply for the SRD grant electronically.

It has come to our knowledge that fake news has been spreading on social media indicating that one can apply for a normal SRD electronically and also that people can now apply for their SRD R350. Please note that this is not a fact.

"One can apply for an SRD by going to a branch using our normal criteria and  SRD 350 is not available until the end of April. We will advise our communities when this grant is reinstated, should it be reinstated." Khambula added 

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) introduced the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant to provide relief to individuals over the age of 18, who have no source of income nor are supported by the state. The special COVID-19 SRD 350 grant ended on  29 April 2021.

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