R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant: October Payment Dates

October 2023 Payment Schedule

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has unveiled the payment dates for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant for the month of October.

Beneficiaries approved for September can anticipate payments to be processed from 25 to 31 October 2023. SASSA notes that it typically takes two to three working days for funds to appear in the recipient’s account once processing is completed.

Upcoming Payment Dates for

2023/24 Here’s a look at the payment dates for the remainder of the 2023/24 financial year:

October 2023

  • 25/10/23
  • 31/10/23

November 2023

  • 24/11/23
  • 30/11/23

December 2023

  • 18/12/23
  • 22/12/23

January 2024

  • 25/01/24
  • 31/01/24

February 2024

  • 23/02/24
  • 29/02/24

March 2024

  • 25/03/24
  • 29/03/24

Eligibility and Application Information

The R350 SRD grant is intended for South African Citizens, Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Special Permit holders aged 18 to 60.

To qualify, they must have insufficient means, not receive social grants, not be contributing to or eligible for UIF payments, and have no financial support from any other source. For those seeking to apply for the SASSA SRD grant, the official website for applications is .

According to the Department of Social Development, applicants will be considered for the R350 SRD grant from the date they submit their applications.

Once an application is submitted, it can be tracked on WhatsApp, one of the platforms that SASSA offers to applicants for monitoring the progress of their applications.

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