How To Check Your May 2023 SRD Grant Status


Every month, millions of unemployed individuals benefit from the Social Relief of Distress grant in South Africa. If you have applied for the grant, you can track your status for the month of May 2023.




At the end of January 2023, more than 13.5 million applications were received for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant.

The Department of Social Development (DSD) confirmed that most people applying for the SRD grant were youths between the ages of 18 and 35 years.

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu revealed between 7.4 million and 7.8 million SRD grant applications were approved every month.

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has advised applicants to track their grant status on time for May 2023.

Here are the different ways to check your SRD grant application status

Here Is How To Check Your Grant Status Online: 

  1. Visit the Sassa SRD grant website. 
  2. Scroll down to 'Application status'. 
  3. Select 'Click here to check online'. 
  4. Fill in all of the required fields. 
  5. You will now be able to see the status of your R350 grant application. 

Here Is How To Check Your Grant Status On The Phone: 

  1. Call 0800 60 10 11
  2. Follow the prompts. 

Here Is How To Check Your Grant Status On Whatsapp: 

  1. Add 082 046 8553 to your phone. 
  2. Send a message to that number on Whatsapp. 
  3. Follow the instructions. 

In some instances, your SRD grant application status may be unavailable but Sassa has said that this may be due to the processing of millions of applications. 

The Agency has said that it may take some time before an applicant's status is available. Should your SRD grant application be rejected, you may lodge an SRD appeal via the official SRD website.

Here’s Where SRD Grant Funds May Be Collected:

Applicants who have been approved for the SRD grant are able to choose from various payment methods to collect their grant payments.

This includes collecting grants from selected merchants such as Shoprite, Checkers, U-Save, Pick 'n Pay, and Boxer stores. Beneficiaries may also opt to receive their grant payment through their personal bank account. 


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sassa desk where srd grant appeals are discussed

The Special Relief of Distress (SRD) grant sees beneficiaries receive R350 per month. However, some individuals have submitted an SRD grant application for May but were unfortunately rejected.




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