The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) introduced the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to support unemployed individuals willing in South Africa. South African citizens, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders can apply for the grant.
To qualify for the SRD grant, individuals must be unemployed and between the ages of 18 and 60 years old. Applicants may have a maximum amount of R624 in their bank account to qualify for the SRD grant.
Applicants cannot be receiving other financial support from the government including other social grants, Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) benefits or National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) funding.
How Asylum Seekers And Special Permit Holders Can Apply For R350 Grant
- Go to srd.sassa.gov.za
- Scroll to the 'Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders’ section
- Click on the yellow bar which says 'click here to apply online'
- Enter your mobile number
- Click "send SMS"
- Then enter the one-time pin that Sassa has sent to the number
- Continue the application process by filling in the steps required by Sassa
Once you send an application for the R350 grant, your information will be verified to check if you are indeed eligible to receive the crucial support mechanism. Applicants can check the outcome of Sassa’s decision at www.srd.sassa.gov.za