How to Apply for Social Relief Grant (SRD) for the Unemployed. (Requirements for Successful Application)

How to Successfully Apply for the Social Relief Grants for the Unemployed: First and foremost all those who had previously applied must re-apply through the website, in order to enable the department to assess their eligibility, and all applications will be treated as new applications every month. Each person need only apply once – thereafter it will be considered monthly. The new ones will only be effective from August 2021 [and] the request shall be considered from the month of request and paid up to 31 March 2022, provided the qualifying criteria continue to be met. This requirement will be confirmed through the monthly validations of every request. It is important to note that there will be no automatic qualification – all submitted request must satisfy the criteria and will be subjected to the entire validation process. An application should be submitted through only one of the channels, and it is not necessary to submit multiple applications.

Confirmation will be received as soon as the request has been successfully submitted. All applications will be done electronically, through the approved means. They will pay the money into the bank account of the beneficiary. With those who do not have bank accounts, they will pay through your desired option as indicated in the process when you were submitting your request. “It is important for you to note that the account or the cellular phone number provided for payment must be registered in the name of the approved for the grant to ensure that payment goes to the correct recipients. It is important to note that they as well as direct bank transfer is also used by the organization in making prompt payment at your convenience. Eligibility criteria: An aid of the said amount per month, as indicated in the Directions is payable for the period indicated therein to a person who is: A South African Citizen, permanent resident or refugee registered on the Home Affairs database and persons who are holders of special permits under the Special Angolan Dispensation, the Lesotho Exemption Permit dispensation and the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Dispensation, and asylum seekers whose section 22 permits or visas are valid or were valid as at March the previous year.

Currently residing within the borders of the Republic; Above the age of 18 and below the age of 60; unemployed; Not receiving any social grant in respect of himself or herself; Not receiving an unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive an unemployment insurance benefit; Not receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (nsfas) and other financial aid; Not receiving any other government response support; and Not a resident in a government funded or subsidized institution. Once your application is submitted, it will be assessed for credibility and your genuine need for the service. Even if you do not have all the documents, you will get your first month’s food parcel, voucher or cash. Remember to take all the documents to the officer before the second month’s payment is due.

If you do not, you may not get your second and third month’s food parcel, voucher or cash. If there is no change in your circumstances after you have received the grant for three months, you may apply to have the grant extended for another three months. “To avoid overcrowding of approved recipients, a joint strategy was put in place, where the last three digits of the identity numbers of each qualifying recipient will be used for payment collection on a specific day of the week. This will help minimize the spread of infections and allow for social distancing on the days the aid is given.

“Most importantly, if a person has not received a sms from the agency notifying them that the grant is available for collection, it means the it is not available yet. In other words, every approved person must first wait for a sms confirming that it is available. He appealed to all successful recipients to cooperate with them and “only go there when you have indeed received a notification sms to collect it”.

“You are advised to avoid disappointment and not go to there ‘just check if by any chance it is available’. It will not be available if it is not the day of the week when they use the last three digits of your ID number to pay.

How much does it cost
The service is free.

Forms to complete
The application form is not available online, but you can get it at your nearest office.

“We have taken note that the majority of the previous applications were paid to males between the ages of 18-35 and in order to address this gender imbalance, the grant has now been opened to include caregivers, the majority of whom are women,” Zulu said.

How to Successfully Apply for the Social Relief Grants for the Unemployed: First and foremost all those who had previously applied must re-apply through srd.sassa.gov.za

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