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You can now apply for the SRD grant on WhatsApp.
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Have you submitted your application for the R350 SASSA grant and want to track it? Here is six easy steps to track your application.
You can now apply for the SRD grant on WhatsApp.
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The Department of Social Development announced that recipients of the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant must reapply for the assistance as it will now be paid out under a new legislative framework
The National State of Disaster, which facilitated the SRD grant, came to an end in April 2022. However, the Department of Social Development has been working on a regulatory framework for the payment of the grant since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the extension of the grant.
The SASSA R350 grant’s new legislative framework has additional qualifying and assessment criteria, which is why recipients have to reapply if they’ve previously received assistance.
“Fortunately, the entire application system remains a purely digital process, thereby enabling quick access and turnaround times,” said the department.
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Applications can be made via the SASSA SRD website –
Further application channels will be made available in due course.
The department said applicants will be considered for the SASSA R350 grant from the month in which the application is made and it will be validated every month.
“This means that all applications lodged in April will be considered as from April 2022.”
Did you know that you can track your application for the SASSA’s R350 Social Relief Of Distress (SRD)
Once you’ve submitted your application, you can track it on Whatsapp. 
This is one of the few platforms that SASSA has given applicants as an option to track the progress of their applications. 
Click here for more questions and answers on SASSA.
There is no specific payment date for the R350 grant, as it is a temporary grant coming to an end in March 2022.
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SASSA has started the process of paying out the grant to successful beneficiaries. Those who have not yet received payments have been urged to wait until they receive a text message from SASSA, before trying to collect the grant. 
“The post office does not pay the SRD grant during the normal social grant payments of the Old Age, disability and children’s grants”
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SASSA explained that the last three digits of approved beneficiaries’ identity numbers would be used for payment collection on a specific day of the week.
“This will help minimize the spread of Covid-19 infections and allow for social distancing on pay days.” 
Approved beneficiaries will be reviewed monthly to ensure that they still meet the requirements to receive payments. 
President Ramaphosa has recently outlined his ambitions to extend and expand the R350 grant from its current form. 
The financial lifeline is thought to be supporting roughly 10 million South Africans – but Cyril wants to take things further.
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