Sassa is ready to roll out R350 social relief grants to millions of unemployed and to help those who need relief during lockdown.

The government announced that it will be open for applications on Monday the 11th of May for the special relief grant.

The details of the R350 special grant to help those who need relief during the Covid-19 pandemic. The grant will be run by Sassa and can be applied for by email or what’s App.

The Special Relief Grant is available for those over 18 and under 65, who are currently unemployed and not receiving money from other funds like the UIF or NSFAS.

The WhatsApp system for applying has been in testing for more than 2 weeks and the public has been waiting to hear when it will finally be open for applications.

Payments for the grant were promised to be made on the 15th of May.

Another way to apply for the grant is via email and those applications are open now. If you want to apply for the R350 grant via email you should send an email now to