SASSA R350 Grant

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SASSA R350 Grant

The SASSA R350 Grant: Everything You Need to Know


SASSA R350 Grant | With the current financial burden upon many families throughout the continent, many governments put in place various interventions to help their citizens. In South Africa, the government instituted a policy as well to help citizens and permanent residents per an act of parliament. Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) and is directly under the country’s ministry of finance.

The Social Security Agency (SASSA) R350 grant is however not a permanent policy but a temporary way of lessening the financial burdens of those affected by the impact of COVID-19. In this article, we will provide the needed information that will equip you on how to access the SASSA R350 grant.

Eligibility Criteria for SASSA R350 Grant Application

Just like every other grant or fund, you must be certain that you qualify before you apply. Once you check for what is needed for eligibility and you are sure you qualify, you can start your application. Here is a shortlist of the requirements for the SASSA R350 grant. You must meet the following requirements:

  • 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 the SASSA R350 grant before
  • Once you meet all of the requirements listed, you can continue with your application process.

How to Apply for the Grant Online

Follow the instructions below to apply for the SASSA R350 grant online:

  • First open the official site of the SASSA online:
  • Look for the “R350 grant” link on the homepage and click on it.
  • If this is the first time you are applying for the grant, you will have to register first.
  • You register by supplying some details about yourself: These include your name, your ID number, your telephone number and your residential address
  • After registration, an SMS will be sent to your number with your username and password.
  • Now, with the username and password given you, you can now log into your account
  • Go ahead and fill in the application form now by supplying the requested information such as your personal details, your bank details, and contact information.
  • Upon completing the form online, click on the “submit” button
  • Waiting patiently for a confirmation message

You can always check the status of your application by logging in to your account and clicking on the “check status” button.

Tips for a Successful R350 Grant Application

Be certain that you qualify before you put in your application
Ensure that all the needed documents requested are set before you begin your application process
When you are done, cross check the information you have provided to be sure everything is the way you want it before you submit
Since you will be receiving information on the status of your application from your phone, make sure you always have your phone on


As a short term measure, this is not something that will always be available, however, once you apply for it and become successful, you will receive the grant for the three months that follow. When the government deems fit to continue with the scheme, it will continue to support those in need.