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
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
To apply for a Social Relief of Distress grant you’ll have to visit your nearest SASSA office where you’ll be asked to fill out a form. You’ll also be asked to provide the following alongside your application:
No application can be processed without the sworn statement/affidavit.
You’ll also be asked to show proof that you:
The application form is not available online, but you can get it at your nearest SASSA office.
Western Cape regional office: 021 469 0200
|Government Body:||(Western Cape Government)|