Social Relief of Distress Grant
Social Relief of Distress is a temporary grant of assistance intended for someone in desperate need. The grant helps those who are unable to provide for their, or their families', most basic needs. The grant may come in the form of a food parcel, a voucher or cash.
You must meet one of the following conditions to qualify for Social Relief of Distress:
Period of Social Relief of Distress
Social Relief of Distress is issued monthly for a maximum period of 3 months. Extension of the period by a further 3 months may be granted in special cases.
You can apply for the Social Relief of Distress by filling in an application form at your nearest regional offices. You don't need to pay anything to make the application.
How to apply
You can apply for a Social Relief of Distress grant by sending a WhatsApp message to 0600 123 456 or via email to SRD@sassa.gov.za. You will be asked to provide the following information to process your application:
Social Relief of Distress during Covid-19
Many people have lost the ability to earn an income because of the lockdown. Because of this, SASSA will provide a special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant of R350 a month for the next 6 months, which will be paid to individuals who are currently unemployed and do not receive any other form of social grant or UIF payment. (The Department of Social Development will issue the requirements needed to access and apply for this funding.)
Western Cape regional office: 021 469 0200
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