SASSA announced on Friday 29 May that the application status tracker is now live, and applicants can keep up to date with it by typing https://srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/status into their browser.
The application is totally free of charge. SASSA warned that there are scam artists selling “application forms” which are not legitimate and should be ignored.
When applying for the R350 SRD grant, one cannot go directly to a SASSA office and must apply electronically. No paper based applications are accepted. To apply, you must reach out to SASSA through one of the following channels:
- WhatsApp: 082 046 8553;
- USSD number on your mobile phone: *134*7737*;
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Reach out to the call centre: 0800 60 10 11; or
- Visit https://srd.sassa.gov.za
Your application should not contain attachment documents, and should only contain a residential address with your motivation. After your application has been sent, you are providing SASSA with the right to verify your financial information against government data including that of the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
Do not provide your banking details in your initial application. Once your application has been verified, SASSA will request your banking details.