Who Qualifies for the R350 Sassa Special Covid-19 Grant

A special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant of R350 a month for the next 6 months will be paid to individuals who are currently unemployed and do not receive any other form of a social grant or UIF payment.
Memela said Sassa will screen applicants against other databases to see whether they qualify. These databases will include the SA Revenue Service (Sars), the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

“The system will automatically say whether you qualify or don’t qualify… Then we’ll put you to the back-end and process the payment.”
Memela said Sassa will screen applicants against other databases to see whether they qualify. These databases will include the SA Revenue Service (Sars), the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

“The system will automatically say whether you qualify or don’t qualify… Then we’ll put you to the back-end and process the payment.”