When applying for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) it is important that all the details the applicant provides is correct.
Sassa has stated that they do consider all active SRD grant applications or reapplications made since April 2022 for each month until March 2023, when the grant is set to come to an end.
Beneficiaries are encouraged to keep the personal details on their applications updated, especially if there has been a change in their circumstances.
Here’s How To Update Your Grant Application
- Go to the Sassa website: https://srd.sassa.gov.za/
- Scroll down to “Update your grant application”
- Then click on “click here to update your existing application”
- Enter your ID number as well as your mobile number
- Click “send sms”
- Once you have signed into your application using a one-time-pin (OTP), follow the instructions to update your details.
Beneficiaries can update their responses to the screening questionnaire on the Sassa website at any time if their circumstances have changed or if they need to correct errors.
Sassa has emphasized the importance of applicants updating their details as failure to do so will result in the Agency being unable to process their application.
If your application has been denied based on your existing application details then Sassa recommends that you lodge an appeal for each month that your application was denied.
It is advised that the appeal be lodged within 90 days of receiving the ‘rejected’ application status. The application will then be reconsidered and applicants will receive a communication on whether their appeal was successful or not.