How to Check Status of SASSA R350 COVID-19 Grant Application

You can now check up on a R350 Sassa grant – and see if someone else has been paid. SASSA have released details on how to check up on the status of your unemployment grant application. Find out how to apply here.

Millions of South Africans are now reliant on their South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) SRD grant payments, and the social financier has now outlined exactly how you can track the status of your payment.

The COVID-19 Social relief of distress (SRD) grant is a fund that was recently introduced to assist members of South African society who do not have any income, nor receive any assistance from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) or other social relief mechanisms.


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 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.

It is now possible to check on the status of your application for a special R350 Covid-19 grant – or, as long as you have an ID number and cellphone number, whether someone else has applied or been paid.

Anyone who has no other income or support from the state is eligible for the payments, which were due to start from 15 May and to run for six months.

The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) this week simultaneously apologised for delays in getting payments out and said delays had been worth it, to make sure people who don’t qualify don’t receive payments.

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