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Applications for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant are now open. The grant has been reinstated from 6 August until March 2022. 

SASSA office

You might find yourself wanting to update some of your details after applying for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant. Here's how you can change your phone number. 

SASSA office

SASSA has opened a window to allow applicants to change their payment method for the temporary R350 grant. Applications for the grant opened on 6 August and over 11 million applications have been received since then. 

SASSA beneficiary holding up SASSA card

If you're a SASSA beneficiary, then it's important to know when you can expect to receive your grant. 


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SASSA employee working on a desktop

SASSA has officially started paying successful beneficiaries who applied for the new R350 grant. Applications for the grant opened on 6 August and millions have applied since then. 

SASSA has postponed the start of payment dates for the R350 grant, after announcing that payments for the new cycle will start on the 23rd of August.

SASSA office

SASSA has officially started rolling out payments for approved applicants who applied for the R350 grant. 

SASSA CEO Totsie Memela

Once you've submitted your application for the R350 grant, you'll probably want to know the progress its making. 

SASSA beneficiary holding up card

South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has warned those hoping to apply for the R350 grant to only use the official application channels. 



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