About SRD R350

The Social Relief Distress (SRD) grant is disbursed by the South African government to help the least well-off sections of South African society. You need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for the SRD R350 grant.

  • You must either be born in South Africa or be a naturalized South African citizen. You can also be a refugee, asylum seeker, or permit holder. In all instances, your permanent holder must be in South Africa.
  • You must be at least 18 and under 60.
  • Your monthly income must be below SAR 350.
  • The SRD R350 must be your sole source of income

South Africa’s government implemented the SRD R350 to help those residents who were in danger of becoming destitute because of the lockdown policies that the pandemic forced the government to implement. The grant was designed to give South Africans who could no longer rely on other sources of income for sustenance a way to support themselves financially.

Some Background Information Regarding the SRD R350

The South African government set up the SRD 350 fund as a way of helping South African citizens and residents who are not currently employed and have no way to support themselves financially. That means they must not receive any type of form of income, social grants, (from the government) UIF payments, or other types of payments.

Note: you can apply for the SRD R350 if you are an asylum seeker or refugee. You just must have an official permit to apply. You can click here for more information regarding this. You must be registered in the Home Affairs database to be eligible for benefits.

The SRD R350 grant was established during the pandemic to help those who faced undue hardship thanks to COVID-19.