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Important Notice To All South Africans As SASSA Announces Special Date For Payment Of COVID-19 Grant

The special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant 

The President declared a National State of Disaster as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. In this regard he introduced a special Covid 19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) of R350 per month for 6 months to be paid to individuals who are currently unemployed, do not receive any form of income, social grant or UIF payment etc. 

This Social Relief of Distress Programme was confirmed in the Regulations made under Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002): Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19, as amended.

Applicants will need to provide the following information 

  • Identity Number or Department of Home Affairs Refugee permit number 
  • Name and Surname as captured in the Identity Document
  • Gender and Disability
  • Contact details - Cell phone number
  • Residential Address

Important to note 

Applicants will have to sign a declaration and consent to their information being validated and shared with other organisations and financial institutions such as SARS and banks. A detailed declaration and consent document is available on this website. 

During the application process, applicants are expected to agree or disagree to this document by confirming for instance through a yes or no option. Successful applicants will have to provide their banking details for payment purposes or their bank of choice for a cash transfer. 


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