Applications for the R350 SASSA Social relief of distress grants are now open. The government has implemented various ways for individuals to apply for the SASSA social relief grants.
Applicants must be:
- Above the age of 18
- Not receiving any income
- Not receiving any social grant
- Not receiving any unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive unemployment insurance benefits
- Not be receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme
- Not resident in a government funded or subsidised institution
How To Apply For SASSA Social Relief Grant through their office
There are many ways for you to apply for the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) social relief grants made available by the government.
Go to your nearest SASSA office to where you live and take the following documents with you:
- Your identity document (ID).
- Proof of your marital status (if applicable).
- Proof of residence.
- Proof of your income and/or dividends.
- Proof of your assets, including the value of the property you own.
- Proof of your private pension if you do receive.
- Three months bank statements.
- If you were employed, proof of your Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) membership (‘blue book’) or discharge certificate from your previous employer.
- If your spouse died within the last five years, a copy of the will and the first and final liquidation and distribution accounts where applicable.
Please note: If you are too old or sick to travel to the office to apply, a family member or friend can apply on your behalf. The person should take a letter from you and/or a doctor’s note saying why you cannot visit the office.
Complete the application form in the presence of the SASSA officer (note that only you as the applicant or a SASSA official may complete the application form). The officer will interview you and tell you if you qualify for the grant.
You will be given a receipt. Keep it as proof that you applied and to track your application status.