sassa R350 grant


The President declared a National State of Disaster as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. In this regard he introduced a Special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) of R350 to be paid to individuals who are currently unemployed, do not receive any form of income, social grant or UIF payment etc. 

With the introduction of the SASSA R350 grant, a large number of SRD SASSA application were rolling in with heading to, as the website serves many purposes. Not only can you do your SASSA application for R350 on there, you can also check your SASSA SRD status. This is also the SASSA website to correct banking details and other information. 

Careers Portal brings you information on SASSA online application, SASSA offices, SASSA contact details as well as how to apply for R350 unemployment fund on WhatsApp.

The South Africa Social Security Agency manages grants and allowances for groups in South African society needing assistance. This includes grants for children, the older persons grants and disability grants. SASSA also manages the R350 grant for the special relief of distress during the Covid-19 crisis.

SASSA payments 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. Click here to find out how SASSA SRD payments work.

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
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

SASSA also gives a chance to a SASSA grant application which was rejected in the form of a SASSA appeal. Click here to gain access to the SRD appeal link.

If you're trying to find the SASSA contact number for SASSA grant enquiries, or the SASSA website or SASSA Twitter, click here.

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

As the last remaining days of June draw to a close, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has recently confirmed the social grant payment dates for July. Here is how the agency has arranged its grant payment schedule.

The Sassa Social Relief of Distress grant is being paid to all qualifying beneficiaries. If you are among those that have been meaning to apply for an appeal to your reject application status, Here is the procedure on how to lodge an appeal for your declined R350 grant application.

If you are amongst the millions of individuals that applied for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant and received a notification that you have been rejected, there is still an opportunity for you to appeal the outcome of your application.

Does your R350 SRD grant application status say 'Self Exclusionary Response Found'? Here's what this means and what you can do about it. 

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) receives millions of applications from applicants hoping to receive grants for financial assistance. However, some applicants might not be aware that not following some processes might negatively impact their grant application. 


As payments of the Sassa Social Relief of Distress grant continue, the Department of Social Development (DSD) has put measures in place to ensure that people are able to submit their SRD grant applications despite applicants not having a phone.

The South African Social Security (Sassa) has recently stated reconsideration applications for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant are currently underway. Here's how the agency's spokesperson plans to disburse these grant payments.

Sassa has urged recipients of the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to use other payment methods to collect their grants as the agency will no longer be paying grants through cash pay points.

The Post Office is no longer a collection point for R350 grant payments and this would of course have consequences. Now, government is working on introducing more collection points.

The Department of Social Development (DSD) has raised concerns regarding the backlog in the payment of the R350 grant appeal applications. Now, Sassa has said that payments have begun.

Some Social Relief and Distress (SRD) grant beneficiaries have not been paid for the past two months since their resubmitted applications received approval. The Department of Social Development (DSD) admits to a few glitches and has revealed how it plans to release payments.


Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says she is concerned for beneficiaries of the R350 grant who have not yet received their payments, but that many processes have to be completed before the R350 grants can be distributed. 

COSATU condemns the government’s failure to pay millions of R350 grant beneficiaries their payments since April. The union requests for this matter to be fixed immediately.

It has recently come to light that many South Africans who had to re-apply for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant at the end of the National State of Disaster have reportedly not been paid. An official from one of the country's leading human rights organisations explains how this has affected R350 grant beneficiaries.

Following their recent decision to increase a social grant, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has revealed that more people will now also qualify to benefit from this grant. Here are the stipulated requirements by Sassa for beneficiaries to qualify.

Sassa distributes the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to millions of South Africans every month. However, some beneficiaries have not received all their payments for the months that they were approved, here's what happens to those R350 payments. 

The sixth month of the year has already arrived and if you are Sassa social grant beneficiary that means you need to stay up to update with your grant payment dates. Here are the grant payment dates as confirmed by the South African Security Agency (Sassa) for June.

R350 grant beneficiaries who have been waiting to receive their grant payment since the beginning of the current payment cycle will be pleased to know that the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) intends to resolve the issue.

The Department of Social Development has recently adopted measures that seek to improve the disbursement process for certain Sassa Social grants, particularly those that will benefit the youth. Here is what the Minister of Social Development had to say about the Department's plan.

Foster parents can apply for government financial assistance to sustain the needs of the child. In order to receive that financial assistance, there are processes that need to be followed when applying for a foster care grant.