SASSA Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant


The SASSA Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant aims to support vulnerable South Africans who have insufficient means or lost income due to emergency conditions like COVID-19. This article covers SRD grant eligibility, application details, status checking, and payment methods.

Who Qualifies for the SRD Grant?

You qualify for the R350 per month Social Relief of Distress Grant if you are:

  • An unemployed South African between 18-60 years old
  • Not receiving any other social grant or financial support
  • Facing financial hardships due to an emergency situation

How to Apply for the SRD Grant

You can apply for the Social Relief of Distress Grant through the SASSA website, USSD, WhatsApp, call center or local offices. Required documents include your ID, bank statement and proof of spousal income if married.

Checking Your SRD Grant Application Status

To check your SRD grant status, use the SRD WhatsApp Support Line 082 046 8553, USSD string 1347737#, the SASSA website, toll-free call center or visit your nearest SASSA office.

Payment Methods for Approved SRD Grant

You can receive approved SRD grant amounts into a personal bank account, collect cash at a Post Office, have funds deposited onto a SASSA card or into a mobile wallet.

Payment dates vary per grant batch. Check your status regularly for updates. Call SASSA toll-free at 0800 60 10 11 for assistance.