sassa unemployment grant application online 2023-2024

By | December 6, 2022

sassa unemployment grant application online 2023-2024

sassa unemployment grant application online 2023-2024

sassa unemployment grant application online 2023-2024

The South African Social Security Agency is now accepting applications for the R350 special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant for jobless people.

Below are all the details you need to know about the procedure:


The following requirements must be met by applicants:

  • they must be at least 18 years old;

  • unemployed; not receiving any income;

  • not receiving any social assistance;

  • not qualifying for unemployment insurance benefits;

  • not receiving a stipend under the National Student Financial Aid Scheme;

  • not residing in a facility that is supported by the government.

The following information is required from potential candidates in order to complete their applications:

  • Identity Number;

  • Name and Surname as captured in the ID (and initials);

  • Gender and Disability;

  • Banking details – Bank name and account number;

  • Contact details – Cell phone number;

  • Proof of residential address;

When does it start to pay off and for how long is it valid?

  • On May 15, the first R350 special Social Relief of Distress (SRD) payments will be made under Covid-19.

  • The grants, which have a six-month duration and a value of R2,100 each, are open to all South Africans over the age of 18 who are unemployed and do not receive any other government assistance.

Ways to apply:

  • WhatsApp message to 082 046 8553 (no longer the Department of Health WhatsApp line on 060 012 3456, on which initial tests were conducted)

  • Email to, which automatically sends back a form to fill in

  • A USSD code, by dialling *134*7737# from a cell phone

Sassa is due to have a special section on its website, at

Contact number:

  1. Your cell phone number may have changed if your application is rejected.

  2. The payment system checks an applicant’s cell phone number against other public databases as one of its fraud prevention measures.

  3. If a candidate tries to apply using a different mobile phone number from the one they previously used to submit an application to an organization like the Unemployment Insurance Fund or the SA Revenue Service, the system will reject their application.


You must provide address evidence even though you are not required to submit any.

  1. How is it distributed?

  2. The banks from which recipients can choose to withdraw money from ATMs if they don’t have bank accounts are varied.

  3. People without bank accounts will receive money thanks to the large banks’ cash-sending capabilities.

  4. These systems, like eWallet for First National Bank and CashSend for Absa, only require basic information to be sent to a cell phone number in order to withdraw money; no card or other form of identity verification is required.

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