How to Track Your R350 Grant Application Status on WhatsApp. After submitting your application for the SASSA’s R350 Social Relief Of Distress (SRD) grant, you have the option to track its progress on WhatsApp. This platform provides a convenient way for applicants to stay updated on their Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant applications.
Checking Your Online Status for Your SRD Grant
Add the Contact
Save the number 082 046 8553 as a contact on your phone.
Open WhatsApp and refresh your contacts to ensure the new contact is visible.
Open a chat with the saved number (082 046 8553).
Send ‘Status’ Message
Send a message to the number with the word ‘status.’
You will now be able to check the progress of your grant application.
Provide Additional Information
Once your chat is acknowledged, provide your ID number and the cellphone number used during the application.
Important Information for Grant Beneficiaries
SASSA has initiated the payment process for approved beneficiaries. Those awaiting payment are advised to wait for a text message from SASSA before attempting to collect the grant.
Approved beneficiaries will undergo monthly reviews to ensure they still meet the eligibility criteria for receiving payments.
Significance of the SRD Grant
The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant has played a crucial role in supporting individuals severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. SASSA’s provision of this relief has alleviated undue hardship, ensuring that many do not go to bed hungry.
What is SASSA?
SASSA, the South African Social Security Agency, manages grants and allowances for recipients in South African society requiring financial assistance. Falling under the Social Development Department and governed by the Social Assistance Act, SASSA oversees various grants, including those for children, older persons, disability, and the R350 SRD Grant, formally known as the Special Relief of Distress Grant.
Lindiwe Zulu is the current Social Development Minister in the South African government, overseeing SASSA’s operations and the implementation of social assistance programs.