Must You Reapply For The R370 Sassa Grant?


The value of the SRD Grant has increased to R370. This major change to the grant has got many beneficiaries wondering whether or not they need to reapply for the grant. 



In  April, the much-awaited increase in the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant came into effect, increasing the grant from R350 to R370. This decision was announced by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana, marking a significant adjustment since the grant's inception in 2020.

In March, Minister Godongwana stated:

Subject to the finalisation of the comprehensive social security, we will increase the R350 [grant] to R370 by the first of April this year.

This 5.7% increment, administered by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), means that the R350 grant is now the R370 grant, representing a notable R20 increase. Consequently, numerous SRD grant beneficiaries are pondering whether they need to reapply or register again for the SRD grant.

Should I Reapply For The SRD Grant?

The increase in the SRD grant has understandably left beneficiaries in a state of uncertainty. However, it's crucial to clarify that existing SRD grant beneficiaries need not reapply or register again for the grant post-increase. 

Once an SRD grant application secures approval, no monthly reapplication is needed. The sole scenario necessitating a reapplication is if one's Sassa SRD grant appeal gets rejected.

Sassa proactively conducts monthly evaluations to ascertain continued eligibility.

Through collaboration with the Department of Home Affairs for identity and citizenship verification, and sharing bank details with the Department of Treasury for income validation, Sassa ensures the legitimacy of recipients. Upon satisfaction with eligibility, Sassa proceeds with payments, adhering to the end-of-month payment schedule.

How To Do A R370 Sassa Grant Status Check

  1. First, visit the SASSA SRD status website to find the SRD status check section.
  2. You will then be asked to fill in your ID number, as well as the cell phone number that you used when you submitted your grant application.
  3. Hereafter, you will be able to check the progress of your grant by doing a Sassa status check.
  4. For security you might receive a Sassa’s status pin. The Sassa status pin is just an added level of security. Enter the number reported in the Sassa status pin to access your final results.

With millions of applications flooding in for the SRD grant, Sassa emphasises the importance of conducting a status check to ascertain grant payment eligibility.

Sassareceives millions of applications for the SRD grant After evaluating applications, Sassa encourages applicants to conduct a Sassa status check to see if they will be paid the grant.

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