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Social Relief of Distress Grant

A Social Relief of Distress Grant is a temporary form of support – in voucher, cash or food – for people that are in crisis and in need of immediate help to survive. The amount of temporary relief will usually be equivalent to the amount of a grant that the person would qualify for and it will only be given for up to three months. You can apply for an extension of the relief for another three months. A social worker or officer, referred by SASSA, will be sent

to check your situation and write a report to qualify for further extension. Because this is supposed to be for immediate relief, the application should not take long

to process.

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