The Minister of Finance Mr Enoch Godongwane announced the extension of the R350 Grant by another year. This means that the period on which the grant will be active has been extended until 2025.
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He also ads that the other grants are been reviewed.
R34 Billion has been allocated to the extension of the Social Relief of Distress Grant. The minister also announced the extension of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative by another year.
How Much is The SRD Grant
The SRD Grant is R350 per month per approved applicant. Grant recipient received this grant in a form on money which they can use to buy the necessary items they need.
Is SRD Grant Increased to R500
No, the SRD Grant has not been increased to R500. It remains R350 per month per qualifying applicant.
How to Apply for R350 Grant on WhatsApp Number
To apply for R350 SRD Grant on WhatsApp number you must follow these steps:
Step 1: Save this number on your phone, (+27) 082 046 8553
Step 2: Send the word “Sassa” via WhatsApp to the number you just saved. You will receive a welcome message with 4 options to choose from for your next reply.
Step 3: Reply with the word “SRD” on the message received.
Step 4: The next message will ask you if you are applying for yourself or for someone else. Reply with either 1 or 2 as per what is applicable to you.
Step 5: Reply the next message with your full names.
Step 6: Reply with your surname.
Step 7: Now, you will receive a message with a link where you have to click it and read the terms and conditions. After reading the terms and conditions, go back to WhatsApp and continue with the application. You have to reply with “Yes” to accept the terms and conditions.
Step 8: You will now be required to reply with your home address residential address or drop a pin location on your WhatsApp if you are at your home.
Step 9: Select whether you are a SA Citizen, Permanent resident or a Refugee by replying with an appropriate option applicable to you.
Step 10: You will get another message with a reference number, a onetime pin (OTP) and a link. Click that link within 2 hours and complete your application either on GovChat or the SRD website.
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