Online Application for SASSA Grants: Apply for SASSA R350 Grant and SRD Relief Grant

SASSA provides social grants to eligible individuals and families in South Africa. This grant aims to provide financial support to unemployed workers, older persons, and children needing care. There are multiple methods available to submit a SASSA online application for R350. Below, I’ll provide a step-by-step guide on submitting a SASSA grant application online or in person.

A woman completing her SASSA Online Application R350 while holding a laptop, wearing a black dress.

Step By Step Process To Submit SASSA Application Online:

Sassa Online Application: Thanks to the SASSA, it offers two ways to submit the SASSA online application. 

Through the SASSA website: I will mention all the steps to submit the SASSA R350 grant application through the website. Before going deep into the article, first check the eligibility criteria.

  1. Go to the SASSA official website. 
  2. Locate the “Apply for a grant” button and click on it.
  3. A popup will come up with the login form. 
  4. Enter your South African identity number and password, and click the login button. (If you don’t have created the SASSA account, click here to create a new one)
  5. Now, you will be redirected to the SASSA application page. 
  6. Provide the required information and submit the form.

How to Submit the SASSA SRD Grant Application through WhatsApp?

Submitting the SASSA SRD application through the website is a straightforward process. 

  1. Save the SASSA number “060 599 7990” on your phone.
  2. Message the SASSA on the whats app, and you will get a message from the SASSA team within a few seconds. 
  3. Message back with the “Help” text.
  4. Now, you will get different types of options. To process the SASSA grant application, press “4” and resend the message.
  5. Now, they will ask you to submit the required information, such as ID and phone number, source of income, etc.
  6. After filling in the necessary information, apply.

How to Submit the SASSA SRD R350 Grant Application In Person?

Some people aren’t familiar with submitting the SASSA application online, and theory prefers the traditional approach. That’s why the SASSA also accepts grant applications submitted through offline channels. There are two ways to submit the SASSA application online:

To submit the SASSA application offline, you must visit the nearest SASSA office. 

  1. The first step is to gather all the required documents, including proof of South African identity, the phone number where you want to receive the application status updates, and any other supporting documents that can strengthen your case.
  2. Go to the nearest SASSA office and ask them to provide the SASSA grant application form. 
  3. Fill out the form and provide all the required information accurately.
  4. Attach the supporting documents and submit them to the SASSA officials. 
  5. They will provide you with a receipt as proof of submission. Keep this receipt safe for future reference.
  6. You can track the SASSA application status by submitting the form on our website or sending a message to SASSA directly.

How to Mail the SASSA SRD R350 Grant Application to SASSA?

Instead of going to the SASSA office, this method sends the form to SASSA by mailing them through the post office.

  1. Visit the SASSA website to get the application form. Alternatively, you may call their helpline to request the form by mail.
  2. Collect all the required documents to submit the SASSA grant application. These include identification documents, phone numbers, and any other supporting documents.
  3. Fill out the application form correctly and attach the documents, such as the South African ID number and supporting documents.
  4. Write the address of SASSA where you want to submit the application and post it via a registered posting service.
  5. They will provide you with an application tracking number. This will serve as evidence that you have sent the application.

Reapplication of SASSA SRD Grant Online:

The need for reapplication for the SASSA SRD grant arises for various reasons.

  1. The expiry or end of grant period: Most SASSA grants have a specific validity period. After the expiry, you may need to reapply for the grant. 
  2. Change in personal or financial circumstances: If any changes occur in your employment or financial status, it is important to update your SASSA application by submitting a new one.
  3. Review the information: If you have recently applied for the SASSA grant and received a message that “your application is not approved due to missing or incorrect information,” then you must submit a new application with accurate and complete information.
  4. Administrative processes: Sometimes, due to the high volume of applications, SASSA changes the eligibility and criteria of the application. As a part of this process, you must reapply for the grant to meet the SASSA SRD eligibility criteria. 

The reapply process of the SASSA SRD R350 application is straightforward. Follow the steps on how to reapply for the Sassa SRD R350 grant:

  1. Go to the SASSA website and locate the “Reapply” button.
  2. Click on it and select the application that you want to reapply.
  3. Enter your ID card and mobile number already registered with the SASSA.
  4. They will send you a message on your mobile phone with the OTP. 
  5. Enter the OTP, click next, and you will be redirected to the application page. 
  6. Write the required information and click on the “submit” button.

Sassa Online Application for R350 Appeal:

There are so many reasons why people appeal to SASSA. Here, I will mention some common scenarios of why people appeal to SASSA.

  1.  Due to Ineligibility: Most people did not meet the income requirements or have no additional documents while applying for the first time. However, they now believe they meet the eligibility criteria and possess all the necessary supporting documents for the grant.
  2. New Dependent: They may be eligible for an additional grant if they have a child.
  3. How to appeal for SASSA online Sassa application?
  4. Here are the basic steps to appeal at SASSA SRD for r350.
  5. Visit the official SASSA website and log in to your account.
  6. Locate the “Appeal a Decision” button and click on it. 
  7. Provide the information about why you are appealing and upload the supporting documents.
  8. Submit the appl

Eligibility Criteria to Submit the Grant Application:

We need to know the eligibility criteria before deepening the Sassa application process. Meeting these requirements is essential to qualify for the grant. As you know, Sassa offers different types of grants to help & support the South African people in different ways. That’s why the eligibility criteria for all grants are different. 

Eligibility Criteria for SRD R350 Grant:

The Sassa Srd R350 grant, also known as the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant, was a temporary grant to support individuals affected by the pandemic financially. Here are the general requirements for the R350 grant:

  • Age Requirement: Applicant must be 18 years old.
  • Proof of Identity: To proceed, it is required that you possess a valid identification card, a permanent residence card, or an Asylum seeker permit duly registered with the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Income Source: The applicant does not have a designated source of income, such as government or private employment, etc.
  • Ineligibility for other grants: You must not receive any other type of social grant from SASSA.

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