Good news for the citizens of South Africa as the government announces its new scheme called SRD Grant (The Social Relief of Distress Grant) which aims to provide grant of R350 to those in desperate need. This grant payment is announced and distributed every month to the underprivileged and needy individuals by the SASSA (South African Social Security Agency), an organization committed to providing assistance and relief funds to the deprived, affected and disabled individuals.,

  • South Africa citizens, noncitizens and refugees are eligible to apply.


  • Individuals should be above the age of 18 and under 60
  • Unemployed
  • Not already receiving any other grants and funds


  • Basic identity verification documents and contact details are required for registration such as:


  • ID card
  • Contact details
  • Bank account details


  • Application can be submitted online, here’s how:


  • Visit SASSA’s official website.
  • Insert your mobile number and click on ‘send SMS’ to receive the pin
  • Insert the pin send by SASSA
  • Fill in the required details to complete the application process


  • Some other ways to apply are:

  • Whatsapp (by sending message to 082 046 8553),
  • Email (by emailing srd@sassa.gov.za)
  • Phone (By running USSD code *134*7737#)

Here’s how the application status of SRD grant can be checked:

The two important things required for  Sassa status check is your ID number and your contact number used for registration.

  • The simplest way to check the status is by visiting the official SASSA website, which is srd.sassa.gov.za and logging into the registered account.
  • Another easy way to check the status is by messaging via sim network or Whatsapp to 082 046 8553 or 0600 123 456
  • Moreover, there’s an application called Moya App dedicated to deal with queries related to SASSA R350 grant which can be used to inquire about the SRD status check.
  • If nothing else seems feasible, then individuals can simply call on 0800 60 10 11 to check their existing status.

Once the registration process is completed, SASSA then verifies the details provided by the applicant. After the verification process is completed and the application is approved, the grant payment is transferred in two to three days into the individual’s bank account OR the payment can be collected from the registered retail stores and supermarkets.

Some important points to remember:

Each month, the SASSA grant payments are made on different dates; meaning, the date of the grant pay out of this month would be different from the grant pay out date of the last month and of the coming month.

The grant payment is reviewed and announced every month, therefore, It’s important to keep a check on your SRD status each month to see whether you still qualify for the SRD grant payment or not. This way, you can know about your ineligibility before it’s too late and save you from any sort of inconvenience.

In case your application is rejected, you will be eligible to apply again after 30 days.

As announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) has been extended until March 2023

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