The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced that unemployed caregivers can now collect their R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant without an identification document (ID).
SASSA explained that if you receive a grant on behalf of a child you will be on their system. Some people on SASSA’s system do not have South African identification. These other grants include the child support grant, care dependency grant and foster child grant.
Many people were not able to apply for the SASSA R350 SRD grant because they do not have an ID number, which is required in the application process.
“SASSA calls on Quad-7 identity number holders receiving children’s grants and is also caregivers, to apply for the special SRD R350 grant using their system number starting with 7777 allocated by the Agency when they were first approved for a social grant,” SASSA said in a statement.
Those caregivers who do not have their SASSA system-generated identification starting with 7777, are advised to call the SASSA toll-free number on 0800 60 10 11 to request their 7777 number. Once they have this number, they will be able to apply for the R350 grant, using the SASSA website on https://srd.sassa.gov.za or on WhatsApp.
If your application is successful, the money will be paid into your child grant payment card. This money can be accessed through the post office or Postbank. It can also be drawn at Pick N Pay or Boxer stores.