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What is Sassa?

Sassa is the short name for the South African Social Security Agency which manages grants and allowances for grant recipients in South African society needing financial assistance. They fall under the Social Development Department and the law covering them is the Social Assistance Act.

The current Social Development Minister in the South African government is Lindiwe Zulu. This includes grants for children (The Child Support Grant), the older persons grants and disability grants. SASSA also manages the R350 SRD Grant which is more formally known as the Special Relief of Distress Grant.

Sassa Payment Information

SASSA payments like the SRD grant and Child Support Grant are made in various ways. They can be paid through a bank account, through your SASSA card, through a Post Office or through CashSend. Your SASSA grant is there to assist you with your basic needs. If you change your bank account you should update your bank account details with Sassa via their website.

With the introduction of the SASSA R350 social relief grant alongside social relief like the child support grant, a large number of SRD SASSA application were rolling in with heading to, as the website serves many purposes. It is important to update your banking details with Sassa if your bank account changes.

Not only can you do your SASSA application for R350 on there, you and other grant recipients can also check your check your SASSA SRD status.

Refer to the table below for all the SASSA guides you need, as well as to find out more on the SASSA registration for R350. Click on the link to access the information you need:

How To Submit A SASSA Online Application For R350 /sassa/how-to-apply-to-r350-grant-online
How To Apply For R350 Grant On WhatsApp
More Ways To Apply For R350 Grant
How To Do SASSA R350 Grant Application Status Check Online
How To Track Your R350 Grant Application On WhatsApp
How To Check SASSA Grant Status By Calling
What your SASSA status check pending means
How To Do A SASSA Balance Check

Required documents for SRD SASSA Grants application

Due to R350 grant applications for social assistance having to be submitted electronically, you won’t need to submit any actual documents. The Social Development Department and Sassa has said:

Sassa shall conduct online verification of personal information supplied through other alternative electronic means of data validation and verification. No physical documents are required.

When you apply, you’ll be asked to submit your South African ID number if you are a South African citizen, or your Department of Home Affairs Refugee permit number, if you are a refugee or for asylum seekers.

It's crucial to note that these requirements may change over time. Therefore, it's recommended to consult the official SASSA website or contact a SASSA representative to obtain the most up-to-date information regarding the necessary documentation for your application.

By ensuring you have all the required documents ready, you can streamline the application process and avoid any unnecessary delays.

SASSA also gives a chance to a SASSA grant application (including the Child Support Grant) which was rejected in the form of a SASSA appeal. Click here to gain access to the SRD appeal link.

You can read our complete guide on how to make a grant appeal to Sassa.

When you want to check your appeal status we are here to help you with a comprehensive guide to the Sassa appeal process.

There is also a video with details on the Sassa appeal process.

Once you have submitted your appeal to Sassa you need to make sure that you check on the status of your appeal.

Sassa Contact Details

Do you want to contact the South African Social Security Agency? If you're trying to find the SASSA contact number or SASSA contact details for SASSA grant enquiries, or the SASSA website or SASSA Twitter, click here.

Frequently asked questions about SRD SASSA Grants

  • How often can I apply for SRD SASSA Grants?
    • SRD SASSA Grants are typically provided on a monthly basis. However, you only need to apply once and then make sure if you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Can I receive other social grants while receiving SRD SASSA Grants?
    • Unfortunately not. One of the main requirements is that the SRD SASSA applicant should not receive any other grants and sources of income to qualify for the SRD Grant.
  • How long does it take for an SRD SASSA Grant application to be processed?
    • The processing time for SRD SASSA Grants may vary, and it's advisable to allow sufficient time for your application to be reviewed. Factors such as the volume of applications and any additional verification required can impact processing times.
  • Can I apply for SRD SASSA Grants if I am employed?
    • SRD SASSA Grants are primarily designed to assist individuals facing financial distress or economic hardships with social assitance. If you have a stable income above the threshold set by SASSA, you may not be eligible for SRD SASSA Grants. However, it's recommended to review the eligibility criteria and consult with SASSA directly to determine your eligibility.

These are just a few examples of frequently asked questions regarding SRD SASSA Grants and other social security questions.

If you have any specific questions or concerns, it's best to consult our SASSA section, the official SASSA website or contact SASSA directly for accurate and up-to-date information. Now, let's explore other government social grants that may be available to you.

You can also click here to find the latest SASSA news.


Did you know you can save yourself a whole lot of effort and apply for a SASSA grant online? It is now possible to make a SASSA online application for R350 or for those wanting to benefit from one of the many other SASSA grants. 

The submission of documents is a standard part of most application processes. When applying for a Sassa social grant, you will be required to submit a few documents with your application form.

If you are a beneficiary of the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant, there are many ways for you to collect your grant payment. Here is how to change your payment method from retail to bank account. 

If you applied for the SC19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grant but were rejected then you may have appealed this application outcome. Here is how to track the status of your appeal. 

Millions of people rely on Sassa grant payments monthly which allows them to purchase basic goods and access basic services. The agency responsible for paying social grants have revealed what happens to unclaimed Sassa grants. 

If you have lost your SASSA card, it is essential to replace it as soon as possible. The SASSA card is a vital document for South African citizens who receive social grants, and losing it can cause significant inconvenience for you.

Millions of vulnerable people rely on Sassa grants to purchase basic goods every month. However, does Sassa pay grants on weekends?

Sassa's Social Relief of Distress grant is a temporary measure millions of South Africans depend on. An important part of being an SRD grant beneficiary is knowing all there is to know about the Sassa status check appeal process.

The Social Relief of Distress Grant was introduced by the South African government in May 2020 to help provide financial aid to those who were struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic. The R350 SRD grant has been extended and will now be distributed until at least the end of March 2024.

Those who have applied for the R350 grant from the South African Social Security Agency are able to check the status of their Sassa grant online. If you're unsure about how to do an online status check, keep reading.

Latest SASSA articles


With the month of February on it's way out, it's important for Sassa grant beneficiaries to know the upcoming Sassa grant payment dates. Here's the Sassa grant payment schedule for March 2024.

Recently announced Sassa grant increases will no doubt come as a welcomed relief for million of vulnerable people who rely on these grants to survive. However, civil society groups warned that these increases don't speck to the needs of the majority of South Africans who are unemployed and hungry 

On Wednesday afternoon, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana, took to the podium to deliver the 2024 Budget Speech. Godongwana revealed the Sassa grant increases for 2024.

The South African Social Security Agency(Sassa) is still in the process of paying out the R350 grant to all qualifying applicants. However, if you are curious as to which grant payment collection methods Sassa currently has in place, then the following answer may be of interest to you. 

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