Further details about the R350 special covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant from Sassa were also given. You can now apply for the grant through WhatsApp.
A new number was given to apply through as the previous one provided was for the testing stage of the system, now there is an official WhatsApp number.
The requirements for applying remain that you need to be 18 years or older but no older than 65, unemployed and not be receiving any social grants other than the child support grant, foster child grant, or care dependency grant.
You will need to provide the following when you apply: Identity document (ID), banking details, cellphone number and proof of residential address.
Apply For Sassa SRD Grant with Whatsapp
Applications are open and you can now apply through WhatsApp. You can do this by sending a message to 082 046 8553.
Other ways to apply include:
The amount to be paid to qualifying applications will be R350 per month.
Sassa SRD Grant Banking Details
If you need to change your Sassa banking details - including banking details for your SRD grant we have all the details for you. As the grant is re-approved every month you need to make sure that your banking details with Sassa are correct or your grant won't be paid. The bank account must be in your own name as grants can't be paid into someone else's account. You'll find all the details in our Sassa banking details FAQ. You can also view our video on how to check your Sassa grant status.