R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant

As of 11 August 2021, SASSA has received more than 5 million COVID-19 SRD Grant applications. These applications have increased due to the rise in the unemployment rate in South Africa.

For those who haven't got a job and can't find one with the restrictions of the lockdown, there was good news from the President in his latest speech to the country. The R350 Social Relief Of Distress grant paid out by SASSA is going to be coming back. This time it will also apply to more people.

Human rights activists, Black Sash is calling for the Special R350 Covid-19 SRD grant which came an end on 30 April 2021, to be extended to unemployed people especially now that South Africa is on a Level 4 lockdown. 


Have you been approved for the SASSA R350 grant, but have not yet received your payments? Well, keep reading to find out if you will receive your grant payments.

If you have applied for an appeal for the SASSA R350 SRD grant and are not sure what to do from there, we're here to help. Here is what happens after you appeal and how to track your appeal.

If your application for the Special COVID-19 SRD grant has been declined, be sure to appeal before the closing date. Keep reading to find out how to appeal and how to track your appeal.

Many applications for the special COVID-19 SRD grant were declined, however, a few applicants are receiving the chance to appeal their application. Scroll down to find out who can appeal for a R350 grant.

Black Sash and a few other organisations have sent an open letter requesting for the COVID-19 SRD Grant to be extended as many South Africans desperately need this grant as they are still living with the impacts of this pandemic.

SASSA has announced that the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant has come to an end. Keep on reading to find out more about this...

The call has been made for the R350 Covid-19 grant to remain permanent even once the country is free of the virus. The #PayTheGrant Campaign has been started to assist South African's in fighting for the permanency of the the Social Relief of Distress Grant.

Sassa beneficiaries have seen another set of issues plague them. Now, those waiting for payment of the R350 grant were presented with banking issues and are left receiving nothing. Sassa has provided some clarity on what is causing the issue. 

Since SASSA opened applications for the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant, some fake SMS responses have been making the rounds on social media.