The R350 Covid-19 social relief of distress(SRD) grant has been paid to unemployed citizens as part of a R500 billion social and economic support package which was announced by the president in April when the national lockdown commenced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has been issuing these R350 SRD grants to people who are currently unemployed, do not receive any form of income, social grant or UIF payment etc.
SASSA has recently announced that beneficiaries of the SRD grant should make use of the SRD website: https://srd.sassa.gov.za/ for the following services:
- Correction of names
- Cancellation of grant
- Appeal outcome of declined application
- Changing of bank details
SASSA has experienced many issues with implementing this grant as backlogs have been caused by the limited staff dealing with grant appeals. More staff members have been appointed to assist with this says Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.
For information on the payment dates of all SASSA grants click here