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SASSA SRD Grant Payment Dates November 2023 and Extended Support



SASSA SRD Grant Payment Dates November 2023 and Extended Support

SASSA SRD Grant Payment Dates November 2023 and Extended Support. Millions of vulnerable individuals in South Africa rely on the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to meet their basic needs. The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has recently confirmed the payment dates for the SRD grant in November 2023, providing crucial financial assistance to approved applicants during these challenging times.

SASSA SRD Grant Payment Dates November 2023

As customary, SRD grant beneficiaries can expect their payments in the final week of November 2023, precisely from the 24th to the 30th of the month. The SRD grant, commonly known as the R350 grant, follows a monthly payment schedule, unlike permanent grants distributed by Sassa.

SASSA SRD Grant Payment Dates  November 24, 2023
SASSA SRD Grant Payment Dates  November 30, 2023

SASSA SRD Grant Eligibility

To qualify for the SRD grant, applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria. This includes being a citizen of South Africa or a resident within its borders, with permanent residents and special permit holders also eligible. Importantly, applicants should not be receiving support from the South African government or state entities, such as the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) or the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Additionally, applicants must maintain a bank account balance of no more than R624.

SASSA SRD Grant Verification Processes

Sassa employs a comprehensive verification process to ensure applicants meet SRD grant requirements. Collaboration with various state entities, government departments, and banks is integral to this process. Identity verification with the Department of Home Affairs, income verification through the Department of Treasury and the applicant’s chosen bank, are crucial steps in determining eligibility.

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SASSA SRD Grant Application Status Check

Grant beneficiaries are encouraged to check their SRD grant application status through Sassa platform. In case of rejection, applicants have the option to submit an appeal to the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals (ITSAA).

Extension of SRD Grant Support

In a significant announcement, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana revealed an extension of the SRD grant for an additional 12 months in November. Originally set to conclude in March 2024, this extension ensures continued financial support for vulnerable South Africans until March 2025.


The confirmation of SRD grant payment dates for November 2023, coupled with the extension of support, underscores the critical role played by the SRD grant in providing a safety net for those in need. Sassa’s commitment to thorough verification processes and ongoing assistance reflects a dedication to supporting the most vulnerable members of society during challenging times.

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