Application for R350 Grant

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Application for R350 Grant

Application for R350 Grant is limited to citizens of South Africa and for permanent residents in South Africa. The R350 Grant is a short form of the Social Relief of Distress Grant of the South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA). It is called the R350 because beneficiaries of the grant are given financial assistance amounting R350 every month for three consecutive months.

This piece, will lead you with simple instructions to follow to  be able to apply for the relief grant.

Eligibility criteria for Application for R350 Grant

To apply for the 350 grant and succeed, follow the guide below.

  • You must be a permanent resident in South Africa, or must be a citizen of South Africa.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You should be earning less that the minimum wage or have no source of income or financial support
  • You should not be on any other grant or any other form of social or unemployment insurance
  • You should not have applied for or received any grant from the SASSA before
  • Once you meet all of the requirements listed, you can continue with your application process.
  • If you are a student too, you should not be receiving assistance from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

Application for R350 Grant procedure

The agency has made available various ways of putting in your application. This is to ensure that people who can apply online don’t necessarily visit the offices of the agency. Those who cannot use the online and who will want to visit the offices can also do so. Listed here are the various ways of applying.

  1. Online: You choose to visit the official site of the agency and then register. Once you register with your personal details such as your ID, your contact information and banking details, you can apply online.
  2. WhatsApp: You can also send a WhatsApp to the line of the agency at 082 0468 553. You will receive a feedback that will require you to provide your personal details to enable you apply for a grant.
  3. SASSA Offices: You can also locate any of the SASSA offices close to you and then pick up forms and fill them. After that, you will attach all the supporting documents and submit them.
  4. Post Office: With your ID and supporting documents, you can visit the post office and apply for a grant.
  5. USSD: Dial1347737# from your phone, you will receive prompts and you have to follow these prompts to finish up your application process.

To use the online portal, use these instructions

Step 1: Open the official SASSA website and click on the “Grants” button.

Step 2: Now choose the “SRD Grant” among the options that pop up.

Step 3: Search for the “Apply Now” button and click on it.

Step 4: You must read the terms and conditions very well to click on “I Agree” button.

Step 5: Put in your personal information, such as your name, your surname, and ID number.

Step 6: Give correct answers to the eligibility questions. A false answer will disqualify your application

Step 7: Provide your bank account details, this will be your bank name, account number, and branch code.

Step 8: Check to be sure every information in correct before you click on “Submit”.

Documents Required for Application for R350 Grant

To apply for the SRD grant, you will need to provide the following documents:

  1. Your ID document.
  2. Proof of income, such as a recent pay-slip or bank statement.
  3. Proof of residence, such as a utility bill or lease agreement.
  4. Any other relevant documents, such as a death certificate if you are applying on behalf of a deceased person.


Applying for grants from the SASSA have been made much more simple and even effective now. Using their online portal is also user friendly and easy. Just follow the steps in this article. Put together all your documents and be sure you qualify for the grant before you start. Once you qualify, begin and end your application. You would be attended to in due time. Since the office works on a first come first served basis, be patient enough for some feedback