Home Alex Pioneer 100 000 applicants paid COVID-19 relief grant

100 000 applicants paid COVID-19 relief grant


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says it has kept its promise to pay at least 100 000 clients who had applied for the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant.

According to SASSA, by 31 May 2020, 116 867 clients were paid for the Special COVID-19 SRD Grant.

To date, over 35 million applicants were checked to confirm if they are either active SASSA grant recipients; are on the UIF database or receive an NSFAS stipend.

“We have received approximately 13 million enquiries/applications about the temporary special COVID-19 SRD grant as at Monday, 25 May 2020. About 6.3 million of these were valid complete applications.

“The rest were either duplicate applications, incomplete, had inconsistent data or were just pure enquiries,” said SASSA CEO Busisiwe Memela.

Furthermore, the following progress has been realised:

  • About 1 236 492 clients are being finalised through verification by SARS to confirm if they have an income.
  • A total of 666 381 clients have been approved and SASSA is awaiting banking details information.
  • Over 1 597 127 have been disapproved since the applicants have some or other means of income.

Applicants are reminded to respond immediately to the SMS received from SASSA and provide their banking details through the secure link.

This will enable SASSA to ensure payments are processed without delay to all eligible applicants. Citizens are reminded that there is no cut-off date for applications for this special relief grant. Anyone who meets the qualifying criteria, should lodge an application without delay.

Beneficiaries can also check the status of their applications online on https://srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/status or by adding GovChat whatsapp on 082 046 8553, open chat, type “Status” and Send.

SASSA has also successfully implemented the increase of the child support grant by R300 per child in May 2020 and an additional R500 per caregiver from June to October 2020.

All other existing grants were increased by R250 per month from May to October 2020 (except for Grant in Aid).


  1. Great blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?

    I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a
    paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely
    confused .. Any suggestions? Many thanks!

    Feel free to surf to my blog post – makershd.com

  2. My spouse and i got so happy when Chris could finish off
    his investigations out of the ideas he made while using the blog.
    It’s not at all simplistic to simply find yourself giving for free instructions which many people could have been making money from.

    Therefore we consider we now have the website owner to give
    thanks to because of that. The specific illustrations you made, the straightforward web site menu, the friendships you
    can give support to engender – it’s got many exceptional, and
    it’s helping our son in addition to us know that the subject is interesting, which is exceedingly
    important. Many thanks for the whole thing!

    Also visit my page … https://o2o.jjfwpt.com/

  3. We wish to thank you yet again for the wonderful ideas you gave Janet when preparing a post-graduate research and also, most importantly, with regard to providing many of the ideas in one blog post.
    Provided we had known of your site a year ago, we might have
    been kept from the nonessential measures we were selecting.
    Thanks to you.

    Also visit my homepage: dubicart.com

  4. I?m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that?s equally educative and entertaining, and let
    me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head.
    The issue is something which not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about.
    I am very happy that I found this in my search for something relating to

    Feel free to surf to my web site mintjasia.com

  5. Can I just say what a comfort to uncover an individual who truly understands what they are talking about on the internet.
    You certainly know how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    More and more people ought to look at this and understand this side of the story.
    I was surprised you aren’t more popular because you surely
    possess the gift.

  6. I don’t know whether it’s just me or if everyone else experiencing problems with
    your website. It appears like some of the written text in your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them as well?
    This could be a problem with my browser because I’ve had this happen before.
    Many thanks

  7. Heya just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of
    the pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.

    I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same

  8. Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using?

    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most
    blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

    Also visit my webpage: ads.mikeytech.ca

  9. I want to show some appreciation to the writer just for bailing me out of this particular trouble.
    As a result of browsing through the search engines and finding advice
    which are not productive, I assumed my entire
    life was over. Existing without the answers to the
    problems you have resolved all through this article is a serious case, and ones
    which could have negatively damaged my career if I hadn’t discovered your site.
    Your good capability and kindness in maneuvering all areas was precious.
    I don’t know what I would’ve done if I hadn’t encountered such a thing like this.
    I can also at this point look forward to my future. Thank you so much for your expert and
    amazing guide. I won’t think twice to refer the blog to anybody who wants
    and needs support about this issue.

    my webpage: http://www.johnsonclassifieds.com

  10. Can I simply say what a relief to uncover somebody who genuinely knows what they are
    talking about on the web. You definitely know how to bring a problem to light and make it
    important. More and more people really need to check this out and understand this side of your story.

    It’s surprising you are not more popular given that you certainly possess the gift.

    Feel free to visit my webpage :: Alexis

  11. Howdy would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m having a hard time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and
    I’m looking for something unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

    Feel free to surf to my blog post :: https://logobran.com

  12. Hi there, I discovered your web site by means of Google while looking for a related matter, your web site got here up, it seems great.
    I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.[X-N-E-W-L-I-N-S-P-I-N-X]Hello there, simply changed into aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is truly
    informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I will be grateful when you continue
    this in future. A lot of other folks will likely be benefited out of
    your writing. Cheers!

    My web site: http://www.affiliateclassifiedads.com/