The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has introduced a R350 special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant for those who are unable to work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To apply for this grant, you will need to submit your banking details to SASSA.
Before submitting your banking details, you should ensure that you meet the following criteria:
You are between the ages of 18 and 59
You are unemployed and not receiving any other form of social grant or pension
You are not receiving any other form of income or support
You are not a student or a dependent of a student
If you meet the above criteria, you can proceed to submit your banking details to SASSA.
Step 1: Gather the necessary documents
You will need to have the following documents ready before submitting your banking details:
A valid South African ID or smart ID card
Proof of residence (e.g. a utility bill or a lease agreement)
Your bank account details, including your account number and the bank’s branch code
Step 2: Submit your banking details online
SASSA has made it possible for individuals to submit their banking details online. To do this, you will need to visit the SASSA website and click on the “Apply for SRD grant” button. You will then be prompted to fill out an online application form. Make sure that you have all of the necessary documents ready before you begin the application process.
Step 3: Submit your banking details at a SASSA office
If you are unable to submit your banking details online, you can also visit your nearest SASSA office to submit your details in person. Make sure to take all of the necessary documents with you, including your ID and proof of residence.
Step 4: Wait for confirmation
Once you have submitted your banking details, you will need to wait for SASSA to confirm that your application has been received and that your banking details are correct. This process can take up to 14 days.
It’s important to note that SASSA has announced that the R350 grant will be ending at the end of December 2021 and that the beneficiaries will have to reapply for the grant in 2022, so the information might have changed by then.
It’s important to note that the information provided here is to guide you and you should always check the official SASSA website for the most updated information, as the process and the criteria might change.