Applications for the South African Social Security Agency SASSA Special R350 Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant have reopened for interested applicants. If you’re looking to apply for the R350 grant online or for guidance on SRD GRANT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for the SASSA R350 Grant Online. then you’re in the right place. Read through this article for more information.


The Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant) is meant for South African Citizens, Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Special Permit Holders who are between the ages of 18 and 60 years, who have insufficient means, who do not receive social grants on behalf of herself/ himself or who are not contributing to or eligible for UIF payment and have no financial support from any other source.


To be eligible applicant must be/is

  • a South African Citizen/ Permanent Resident or Refugee registered on the Home Affairs database/
    a holder of a special permit under; the Special Angolan Dispensation/ the Lesotho Exemption Permit
    dispensation / the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Dispensation / an asylum seeker whose section 22
    permit or visa is valid;
  • is currently residing within the borders of the Republic of South Africa;
  •  is above the age of 18 and below the age of 60;
  • has insufficient means;
  • has not unreasonably refused to accept employment or educational opportunities
  • is not receiving any adult social grant in respect of himself or herself;
  • is not receiving an unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive an
    unemployment insurance benefit;
  • is not receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme or other financial aid;
  • is not receiving any other government COVID-19 response support; and
  • is not a resident in a government-funded or subsidized institution


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