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How to apply for the COVID-19 special relief of distress grant

The South African Social Security Agency has tested and paid its first batch of COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress.

As announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, these beneficiaries will get a grant of R350 a month for the next six months.

The Department of Social Development had received over R3.5-million applications.

Applicants must be:
Above the age of 18;

Unemployed;

Not receiving any income;
Not receiving any social grant;

Not receiving any unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive unemployment insurance benefits;

Not receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme; and

Not resident in a government-funded or subsidized institution.COVID-19-special-relief-of-distress-grant
Prospective applicants will need to provide the following compulsory information for the processing of their applications:COVID-19-special-relief-of-distress-grant-1
Identity Number;

Name and Surname as captured in the ID (and initials);

Gender and Disability;

Banking details – Bank Name and Account Number;

Contact details – Cell phone number;

Proof of Residential Address;

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