SASSA APPLY: How To Apply For New SASSA R350 Grant

By | December 20, 2022

If you haven’t applied for Sassa R350 Grant now is the time to submit your application. there’s a new simple way to apply for The SRD Grant R350, payment for August Sassa Grant will be made at the end of August.

Applications for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant are now open.

SASSA will only be accepting new applications, meaning all previous beneficiaries of the R350 grant will have to reapply since this is a new grant that commenced on the 6th of August.


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How To Apply For The New SASSA R350 Grant

Before applying, applicants need to ensure that they fit the eligibility criteria of the Sassa grant.

The following are some of the important criteria you have to meet to be considered for the new SRD Sassa grant.

  • South African citizens/permanent residents/refugees/asylum seekers/holders of special permits
  • Unemployed
  • Have no alternative source of income or financial support from any other source
  • Between the ages of 18 and 60

The new grant is also open to Caregivers who are not receiving any grant on their own behalf. They can also apply to be considered.

Applications must be sent on one of the following platforms:

Qualified applicants can send their SASSA R350 grant application using any of the following mediums.


  1. SASSA website –
  2. Email – [email protected]
  3. WhatsApp: 082 046 8553 (send a Whatsapp message to this number. Make sure to include your name, surname, and ID number in the Whatsapp message. You will then receive a message which will detail the next steps you need to follow.)
  4. USSD line: Dial *134*7737# and follow the prompts
  5. GovChat:
  6. Facebook:


All applicants will need to sign a declaration and consent form, as SASSA will be working with other institutions to verify the details provided by applicants.

Applicants are to take note that they are supposed to use only one channel in their application and should not apply many times on every channel. SASSA will only process one application received from each applicant.


Applicants will need to supply the following details and documents:

  • Identity Number or Department of Home Affairs Refugee permit number
  • Name and Surname as captured in the Identity Document
  • Gender and Disability
  • Contact details – Cell phone number
  • Residential Address

Successful applicants will be contacted by SASSA once applications have been processed. The first round of payments will then be made in the last week of August.