Do I Need To Reapply For The SRD Grant Extension?
Now that R350 grant beneficiaries throughout the country have been informed that the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) will remain in place for another financial year.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) continues to disburse the SRD, but does the announcement mean that qualifying applicants must reapply for an extension?
Sassa said there was no need for SRD grant recipients to submit applications each month after the announcement. However, in order to determine whether they still require the grant, recipients must visit the Sassa website every three months and respond to a few questions.
Prior to the extension, Sassa SRD grant reapplications were to be submitted by the end of April 2022 as the agency was looking to address a payment backlog dating back to the previous cycle. Sassa does, however, recommend that beneficiaries update their details on a regular basis to avoid payment delays.
For those who qualify for the SRD grant but have not yet submitted their applications should ensure that they meet the following requirements before applying online:
- You must be a South African citizen/permanent residents/refugees/asylum seekers/holders of special permits
- You must be unemployed
- Have no alternative source of income or financial support from any other source
- Be Between the ages of 18 and 60
Additionally, Sassa R350 grant beneficiaries who will be considered under the new regulations (Social Assistance Act), ought to have an income eligibility threshold of R350, meaning individuals whose monthly income is below R350.
Furthermore, Sassa R350 grant recipients who will be taken into account under the new regulations (Social Assistance Act) should have an income eligibility threshold of R350, or those whose monthly income is less than R350.The SRD grant has been extended for a year from April 2022 to March 2023.