social relief grant 2024-2025

By | May 18, 2023

social relief grant 2024-2025

social relief grant 2024-2025

social relief grant 2023-2024

The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant is a short-term social assistance program provided by the South African government to individuals experiencing financial difficulties due to unforeseen circumstances like job loss, illness, or natural disasters.

  • Administered by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), the SRD grant typically consists of a one-time payment of R350. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the grant was temporarily increased to R500 per month for a period of six months in 2020.
  • To be eligible for the SRD grant, applicants must be South African citizens or permanent residents facing financial hardship and not receiving any other form of income support or social grants. They are required to provide information about their income, assets, household composition, and the circumstances that have led to their financial distress.
  • Applying for the SRD grant can be done through SASSA offices or online. Applicants must provide detailed information about their financial situation and the reasons for their hardship, accompanied by supporting documents.
  • Once the application is approved, the SRD grant is typically disbursed within a few days, providing assistance with essential needs like shelter, clothing, and food until the recipient can secure alternative means of support.
  • It’s important to note that while the SRD grant offers crucial temporary financial aid, it is not intended to replace long-term income support or social grants. Therefore, recipients of the grant should actively seek additional assistance such as job opportunities or training to achieve financial stability in the long run.

Read more on Sassa grant payments date here

Sassa Contact information

Contact Details
Physical SASSA House, 501 Prodinsa Building, Cnr Steve Biko & Pretorius Streets, Pretoria
Tel 012 400 2000 / 0800 601 011


Visit the SRD website at


For more information on Sassa, click here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *