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Thousands of unemployed individuals rely on the R350 grant to survive every month. The grant was first introduced in 2020 and has been extended on several occasions to ensure vulnerable individuals receive some support from the government. 

Once you've submitted your application for SASSA's R350 Social Relief Of Distress (SRD) grant, you can track it on Whatsapp. This one of the few platforms that SASSA has given applicants as an option to track the progress of their Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant applications. 

Millions of South Africans submit applications to receive the social relief of distress grant each month. However, not all individuals who apply are successful, and these applicants are encouraged to submit an appeal.

As part of the verification process when applying for a Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant, your information is sent to the relevant government departments.

The Covid SRD Grant is very important if you have no other regular income - so if your bank details change you will want to make sure you inform Sassa. We can help if you need to change your banking details.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) recently found that 59.2% of rejected Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant Applicants did not receive a reason why their applications were rejected.

If you live in South Africa, you may have heard the organization called SASSA and you might wonder what they offer. Well, SASSA stands for South African Social Security Agency, which was created in 2005.

Millions of people living in South Africa rely on grants from Sassa. The agency responsible for paying these grants has revealed the payment dates for the next year.

A recent announcement around the distribution of social grants in South Africa has been welcomed by many as citizens will have access to their money earlier every month. Sassa has now revealed grant payment dates for the rest of the financial year. Check for your pay date here.

The importance of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant cannot be underestimated, as millions rely on the grant monthly. Knowing if you qualify for the crucial relief mechanisms is important to vulnerable South Africans.


More than 10 million people are currently benefiting from the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, however not every beneficiary has been paid.

The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant assists millions of vulnerable people purchase basic goods and services every month. South Africans have often get confused between the SRD grant and the R350 grant which Skills Portal will now clear up.

If your Sassa grant application status says declined you have the right to apply for reconsideration if their grant application was declined. 

The extension of the Social Relief of Distress grant earlier this year required the amendment of regulations under which it is provided. Civil organisations argue the amendments made by the government do not address several challenges with the grant.

The agency responsible for distributing millions of grants every month has informed some of its beneficiaries that they may experience challenges accessing its website. These challenges could impact around 7 million people.


Millions of unemployed individuals benefit from the Social Relief of Distress grant every month. Knowing when they will receive their money is critical for beneficiaries of the grant as it will inform them how to manage their funds. 

Millions of South Africans depend on social grants. These grants are paid lout monthly to qualifying beneficiaries, but the payment process is not always consistent. 

The monthly R350 grant still plays a crucial role in ensuring that those without any alternative form of income can afford basic necessities. So if you are among them you must ensure that all preparations are in place to make your grant collection process as convenient as possible.

The rising cost of living in South Africa has put significant pressure on the government to keep the R350 in place as many dependents of the grant are at the mercy of the current inflation rate.

For millions of South Africans who depend on Sassa's social grants, the start of a new month means grant payments have begun. Grants are paid out based on a grant payment schedule.




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