Infographic: Applying for Social Relief of Distress Grant

Eligible asylum seekers and special permit holders (Zimbabwean Exemption Permit, Lesotho Exemption Permit, and Angolan Special Permit) can apply for the SASSA Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant. Applications must be made on the SASSA web application portal, or by whatsapp using the details on the SASSA website. You may be eligible to apply if your asylum document or special permit was valid on 15 March 2020 (the date that the State of National Disaster in  South Africa was declared). See our information sheet below, as well as the SASSA website and FAQs for more information.

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PLEASE NOTE: When you get the relevant step in a drop down menu make you select the correct permit. It will ask you if it is a special permit and what type (ASP/ZEP/LSP) or an asylum seeker document.