SASSA R350

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SASSA R350

SASSA R350 is one of the grants that provides relief to citizens of South Africa and permanent residents. As a temporal measure, people who qualify receive this grant for three months. If for some reason you need to continue receiving this grant, you have to renew your application after the three months.

The full name of the SASSA R350 is the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Social Relief of Distress (SRD). Since the amount given is R350, it is sometimes shortened as R350.

In this piece, we will guide you on how to apply and to have your application approved.

What is SASSA R350

In short, the SASSA R350 is a short-term measure implemented by the South African government. Its main aim is to offer assistance to people who are finding it difficult to make ends meet as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a stipend of R350 each month to beneficiaries, this grant has been a life saver for many. 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.

To apply via WhatsApp, follow these instructions:

  • First, save the SASSA WhatsApp number (082 046 8553) to your contacts
  • Then, send a message to the number that says “Hi” or “Hello”
  • Once you do, you will receive a prompt for your application
  • Follow this prompt to complete your application
  • Now, give your banking details where you can receive your assistance.
  • If you don’t have a bank account, select “cash payment option”

After you submit your application, you will receive a reference number via WhatsApp that you can use to check the status of your application.

To apply via USSD;

Dial 1347737# from your phone, you will receive prompts and you have to follow these prompts to finish up your application process.

Tips for a Successful SASSA 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

Conclusion

Make sure that you have all your documents ready before you start your application. Since there are many people who are applying for the grant, make sure the information you provide is accurate and is recent. If you provide information that is not correct, it could lead to a disqualification of your application. If you have checked and have all that you need to apply for this grant, go ahead and apply