How to Reinstate your COVID-19 SRD Grant After Cancellation

How to Reinstate your COVID-19 SRD Grant After Cancellation

Beneficiaries are currently experiencing difficulties in getting the Special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant reinstated.

As part of the SRD grant, President Ramaphosa reinstated the grant for the socially distressed until March 2022 for a total of R350.

Child support grants (CSGs) have changed since they were introduced, including the inclusion of unemployed caregivers in their eligibility criteria.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) permits people who have canceled their grants because of employment to reapply for reinstatement if their circumstances have changed. 

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How to Reinstate your COVID-19 SRD Grant After Cancellation

  1. Visit the SRD website
  2. To reinstate a cancelled grant application, scroll down to the last tab – Under Cancel My Application, click “reinstate my cancelled grant application.”
  3. Fill in the required fields with your ID number and mobile number
  4. You can send the pin by clicking on the button ‘send pin’
  5. A One-Time-Pin will then be sent to you via text message
  6. In the required field, enter the OTP
  7. To verify your pin, click the ‘Verify pin’ button
  8. Instate the grant based on the following reasons: “Canceled in error”, “No longer have income”, “Other” 
  9. If you decide not to reinstate the grant, a text message will ask you whether you want it reinstated 
  10. Continue by clicking “Yes”

The following steps will guide you through the application process if you are applying for the SRD grant for the first time:

Sassa’s Social Relief of Distress (SRD) website allows applicants to apply for the temporary R350 grant. The SRD website provides the following instructions for submitting your application:

  1. You can now access the internet
  2. Visit
  3. Next, you will need to provide your ID number and mobile number 
  4. Click on the ‘send SMS’ button once you have completed that step
  5. Click ‘Verify Pin’ and enter the One Time Pin (OTP) number
  6. Step 2: Agree to the terms and conditions

You can learn more about SASSA status or contact Sassa here.

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