How to Apply for Sassa Food Parcels for Social Relief

The Social Relief of Distress offer temporary assistance to individuals in need.

(Sassa) is providing food parcels and vouchers to temporary disability grant recipients whose grants expired in March and who could not reapply for the renewal of the grants because of the national lockdown.

Assistance can be given to up to 3 months and may be extended for another 3 months.

How is this done

Help is given through:

  • Food Parcels
  • Vouchers to buy food
  • Some provinces are offering cash grants

Letsatsi said social relief of distress required an application process, but during the declared state of disaster, applications will be done telephonically on 0800 60 10 11.

He further warned that the application forms with a Sassa logo has been circulating in public was not from the agency.

 “The forms which have been circulating on social media and other platforms will not be accepted from the public because applications are done telephonically and only an authorised Sassa official completes the forms,” Letsatsi said.