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SASSA Will Start Paying Out R350 SRD Grants in December



SASSA Will Start Paying Out R350 SRD Grants in December

SASSA Will Start Paying Out R350 SRD Grants in December. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced the payment schedule for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. Payments will begin on Monday, December 18.

Payment Processing Period

It is crucial that recipients are aware of this timeline in order to ensure a smooth payment process for the December grant recipients.

Checking Payment Status

During the week, SASSA encourages beneficiaries to check their payment status by visiting the SRD website. This will tell them when their funds will be credited to their bank accounts.

Payment Timeline

The agency informs beneficiaries that their grants will be credited to their accounts within two to three working days after the payment has been processed.

Remaining Payment Dates for 2023/24 Financial Year

Stay informed to ensure timely access to your SRD grant. Below are the payment dates for the remainder of the 2023/24 financial year.


How to Apply for the R350 SRD Grant

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify for the R350 SRD grant, South Africans, Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Special Permit holders must be between 18 and 60 years old. Individuals eligible for the program must lack sufficient means, not receive other social grants or UIF payments, and not receive any other financial assistance.

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Application Process

According to the Department of Social Development, applications for the R350 SRD grant will be considered from the date of submission. Potential recipients should submit their applications promptly to expedite the process.

Application Tracking on WhatsApp

The SASSA has designated WhatsApp as one of the platforms through which applicants can track the status of their applications after submission.


As SASSA initiates the R350 SRD grant payments for December, beneficiaries are urged to adhere to the provided information and timelines. Timely application submission and diligent tracking will ensure a smooth process, ultimately providing essential financial relief to eligible individuals.

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