Sassa Status Check


If you applied for the srd grant, please check your application here

Limits change for social relief grant recipients Minister of social development Mrs Lindiwe Zulu said that some of the limits of social Relief grant will change to allow those who where Declined to get a chance to receive their grants including previous months (declined months). Now even if you get money that is more than R350 in your account, you will be approved as long as you don’t work. More details to follow.


Click here to start a re-application using the SASSA website


Click here to start you new application using the SASSA website


Change or add new banking details

If your status is Approved and have Payment date, your options have expanded to collect the funds at the Merchant /Retail stores : . Checkers . Usave . Shoprite . Pick ‘n Pay . Boxer When going to a retail outlet to access the funds, clients must have their identity documents and cellphone with access to the number they registered with when applying for the grant a withdrawal confirmation message will be sent to the registered number that was used on application.


Find information about why your application is declined and what can you do about it.


August 3. 2022


President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday, 05 August 2022, deliver the keynote address during the closing ceremony of the Presidential Social Sector Summit to be held at the Birchwood Conference Centre in Gauteng Province.

The Presidential Social Sector takes place on 4 and 5 August 2022 under the theme “Fostering Social Cohesion to enable Socio-Economic Participation in Communities”. The event will be held at the Birchwood Conference Centre, Boksburg.

In his 2018 State of the Nation Address, President Ramaphosa issued a call to the nation for a social compact – a shared national agenda and commitment that will guide with all sectors of society in building the South Africa envisaged in Vision 2030 of the National Development Plan.

In line with the National Development Plan’s advancement of active citizenry, the Summit will bring together stakeholders from a wide range of constituencies to work with government to address socio-economic challenges and mobilise resources for civil society, among other objectives.

The Department of Social Development set up a National Task Team comprising key departments, civil society organisations, the National Lotteries Commission and the NEDLAC Community Constituency to coordinate and ensure the inclusiveness of the Social Sector Summit.

Dialogues were held in all provinces between provincial governments and social partner organisations as part of the build-up to the summit.

The summit will consider dialogue reports from the nine provinces covering challenges that have been raised.

These challenges include access to funding, regulatory issues; transformation of the social sector with a view to fostering a state-civil society partnership to address challenges related to poverty, inequality, and employment, and the deepening of democratic participation.

About 600 delegates from various Civil Society Organisations (CSO) from across South Africa are expected to attend the summit.

These organisations play an important role in society through welfare, economic empowerment, skills development, sports and recreation, advocacy and human rights.

President Ramaphosa will underscore the role of civil society organisations in the realisation of the National Development Plan.

The closing session will take place as follows:

Date: Friday, 05 August 2022

Time: 09h00

Venue: Birchwood Conference Centre, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng Province

Oct 12. 2021

SRD Extended by president Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in his Sona that the Covid grant would be extended to the end of March 2023,When economists today say that we must end grants for the unemployed in the name of economic growth, we must ask who this is benefiting and at what cost?

July 12. 2022


Pending means your application has not yet been approved, your details still need to be screened and verified first. Once approved, you will receive an SMS from SASSA requesting your banking details, then you will be paid. Yes, there is no set payment date for the special COVID-19 SRD grant. Approved without a payday means : If your SRD grant is approved but no pay date is given because SASSA has not processed your R350 grant payment yet. SASSA has to process your payment before you are given a payment date for your SRD R350 grant. Once SASSA processes your payment, you’ll see your payment date when you Check Your SASSA R350 Grant status.

July 30. 2022


Clients can update personal information which was initially incorrectly provided on the SRD website and/or alter their responses to the screening questions asked in their application. Also, those who wish to update their screening questions for the assessment of the April and May 2022 periods, should do so by no later than 07 July 2022 on the SRD website at #SASSACARES

What information is needed ?

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.


ID Card

Name & Surname

Phone number

What is the qualifying criteria?

  1. A South African Citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee registered on the Home Affairs database and persons who are holders of special permits under the Special Angolan Dispensation, the Lesotho Exemption Permit dispensation and the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Dispensation, and asylum seekers whose section 22 permits or visas are valid or were valid on 15 March 2020;
  2. Currently residing within the borders of the Republic of South Africa;
  3. Above the age of 18 and below the age of 60;
  4. Unemployed;
  5. Not receiving any social grant in respect of himself or herself;
  6. Not receiving an unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive an unemployment insurance benefit;
  7. Not receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme and other financial aid;
  8. Not receiving any other government COVID-19 response support;

Why it is important to re-apply? 

  • People’s circumstances may have changed over time;
  • In order to confirm clients’ personal details, assess their income and financial status;
  • Applicants need to accept the declaration and consent, which has been strengthened to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) which came to effect on 21 July 2021;
  • In order to access or to have the application reconsidered for the Social Relief of Distress Grant, an applicant must grant consent for SASSA to verify his or her identity, residency, income or social security benefits with any other institution deemed necessary by SASSA. 

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