The Special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant has been reintroduced by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and millions of applicants have already applied for the grant since it opened on 6 August 2021.
The grant is intended to assist those who are vulnerable to poverty and in need of state support, especially as South Africa battles with the Covid-19 pandemic.
All applicants even those who have previously applied for the grant were required to submit new applications via the various application channels provided by SASSA for SRD grants. Sassa handles all social grant enquiries and status check ia a number of channels.
Applicants are able to check if they still qualify for the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant. This process can be done online and on Whatsapp.
Here's How To Check If You Still Qualify For The R350 Grant:
- Visit the SASSA website
- Select "Click here to confirm your existing application"
- Provide the required information
- Confirm your existing application
You can also confirm your application via Whatsapp at 082 046 8553.
SASSA has noted that applicants only have to confirm their applications via the website or the Whatsapp line, but not on more than one channel.
SASSA will only process one confirmation received from each applicant.
Those who are looking to apply for the R350 SRD grant can do so through the following channels:
- Website: https://srd.sassa.gov.za
- WhatsApp: 082 046 8553
- USSD line: Dial *134*7737#
- GovChat: https://govchat.app/login\
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/govchat.org
Applications for the R350 grant are open.
For more information on the Special Covid-19 R350 SRD grant, visit the SASSA website.