How To Apply For Sassa R350 Grant

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How To Apply For Sassa R350 Grant

How To Apply For Sassa R350 Grant: The SASSA R350 grant has been a lifeline for many South Africans facing financial hardships. If you find yourself in need of this temporary financial assistance, it’s important to understand the application process and how to apply for the SASSA R350 grant. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the application process smoothly, ensuring that you have all the information you need to successfully apply for the grant and receive the support you deserve.


Sassa R350 Grants Application Date 2024-2025:

Since SASSA is a social intervention policy, it is always open for application and there is no closing date


Requirements Needed To Apply For R350 Grants 2024-2025

In order to apply for the SASSA SRD Grant, it is important that you meet the criteria to apply (note that these criteria may change). The criteria are as follows:

  • You must reside in South Africa
  • You must meet any 1 of these criteria:
    • You must be a South African Citizen
    • You must be a Refugee in South Africa
    • You must be an Asylum Seeker in South Africa with a valid Section 22 permit or visa
    • You must be a Special Permit Holder in South Africa (under the Special Angolan Dispensation, the Lesotho Exemption Permit Dispensation or the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Dispensation)
  • You must be between 18 and 60 years old
  • You must meet the means test, with an income of R624 or less per month
  • You must be unemployed and NOT be receiving financial support from any other source
  • You must have insufficient financial means to support yourself
  • You must NOT be receiving any other social grants for yourself
  • You must NOT be contributing towards or eligible for UIF payment
  • You must NOT unreasonably refuse to accept employment or educational opportunities
  • You must NOT be receiving a stipend from NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme)

Read Also: How Do You Apply SRD Sassa 350?


How To Apply For Sassa R350 Grant

With your mobile phone, computer or laptop connected to the internet, applicants can follow these 6 simple steps to apply for the SRD Grant


Applications for the SRD Grant can be submitted via WhatsApp, the SRD Website or via the SASSA Chatbot. You should only apply via one method – submitting more than one application will not speed up the process, in fact, it may slow down your application.

Please read how to apply each of these methods:


  • 1) Send a message via WhatsApp to 082 046 8553
  • 2) Provide your personal details
  • 3) You will receive a Reference number, an OTP and a link to click
  • 4) Click on the provided link, fill in your OTP and verify your account
  • 5) Fill in your surname and ID number
  • 6) Confirm the personal details that you provided via the WhatsApp chat

SRD Website:

  • 1) In your internet browser, visit the SRD Website (if you are a Refugee, Asylum Seeker or Special Permit Holders, find out how to apply here)
  • 2) Fill in your mobile number and ID number and click “send SMS”
  • 3) You will receive a 6-digit OTP via SMS
  • 4) Insert the OTP number on the SRD website and click “verify pin”

SASSA Chatbot:

  • 1) In your internet browser, visit theSASSA Website
  • 2) Click on the SRD R350 Grant assistance chatbox (the orange box on the side of the screen)
  • 3) Fill in your ID number and mobile number
  • 4) On the chat, choose the option to apply for the SRD R350 grant
  • 5) Click on the SRD website link provided by the SASSA Chatbot
  • 6) Follow the SRD website steps


Read and agree to the clauses in the Declaration and the Consent
Read and agree to the clauses on the Special COVID-19 SRD Grant document


Provide your personal information, including:

  • ID Number
  • Full Name and Surname (as printed on your ID Document/ ID Card)
  • Gender
  • Physical Address
  • Contact Information (mobile number, email address)
  • SASSA may request further information


New applicants with a personal bank account, must provide the following information for payment:

  • Your Bank Name
  • Your Account Number
  • Your Branch Name
  • Your Account Type
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions
  • Submit your Banking Details

New applicants without personal bank accounts, must provide the following information for payment:

  • Choose Payment option – Cash Send
  • Agree to Terms and Conditions
  • Submit Banking Details

Existing applicants with a personal bank account, confirm the following information for payment:

  • Confirm Existing Personal Banking Details
  • Agree to Terms and Conditions
  • Click Submit

Existing applicants with the cash option, who would like to change to the bank payment option, provide the following information for payment:

  • Your Bank Name
  • Your Account Number
  • Your Branch Name
  • Your Account Type
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions
  • Submit your Banking Details


Applicants will receive an SMS notifying them of their banking details. After receiving this SMS, the SRD R350 Grant application is now active.


SASSA verifies your personal information (ID Number, Name and Surname) against the Department of Home Affairs database.

  • SASSA matches your ID Number against approved databases such as UIF, SARS, NSFAS etc.
  • Fraud Risk Scoring is conducted with Fraud prevention partners, whereby your ID number and mobile number are checked against the approved databases.
  • Your application is then Approved or Declined with the reason (see below a list of reasons for being declined).

That’s the end of the application process!


How To Check Your R350 Grants Application Status?

If you have submitted your application for the SRD Grant and would like to find out the status, you can check your application status in either of these ways:

  • On the SRD grants website check your SRD Status here
  • Send a WhatsApp message to 082 046 8553
  • Call the Toll Free Call Centre on 0800 60 10 11

Read Also: SASSA SRD Check Status Online 2024



Here is an explanation of what your SRD grant application status means:

  • Application complete: this means you have completed the reapplication process and your SRD grant will be verified each month. Check your verification and payment status each month on the SRD website.
  • Bank details pending: this means the application or reapplication was received, but no banking details or preferences were received. Applicants should submit their banking details via the SRD website (see above, step 4 of the application process).
  • Reapplication pending: this means a reapplication has not been received. Applicants should submit their application (see above, for how to apply).
  • Period Pending: this means the reapplication was successfully received and verification of the application for the period is pending. Applicants should check their application status later in the month (see above, how to check your application status).
  • Period Approved: this means the application was approved for the period. Applicants should check the payday for details on when to expect their money.
  • Period Declined: this means the application was declined for the period, as well as the reason why it was declined. Applicants should submit a request for reconsideration (see below, for how to apply for reconsideration).
  • Cancelled: this means the grant has been cancelled. Applicants may reinstate their grant on the SRD website (find out how to reinstate your SRD grant application here).


Applying for the R350 Grant can provide much-needed assistance during difficult times. By following the outlined steps in this guide, you can ensure a smooth and successful application process. Remember to provide accurate information and keep track of your application status for updates. For more information, please visit SASSA Grants College’s official website.


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