The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) still requires applicants to keep the grant’s eligibility requirements in mind. Here’s all you need to know about the requirements and the application process.
Payments of the current cycle of the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant are still underway. However, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) still needs applicants to meet their stipulated eligibility requirements as listed below:
Here Are the Criteria To Receive SASSA R350 Grant
- Be Unemployed
- Must have income of R624 or less per month
- Be a South African citizen, permanent resident, refugee, a holder of a special permit under the Special Angolan Dispensation, the Lesotho Exemption Permit Dispensation; Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Dispensation; or an Asylum seeker with a valid section 22 permit or visa
- Be between the ages of 18 and 59 years old
- Reside within the borders of South Africa
- Be registered on the Home Affairs database or Sassa’s social grant database for individuals without ID documents.
- Not living in a government Institution or subsidised institution
- Not receiving covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant
- Not receiving Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Benefits or National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) support or any other social grants distributed by Sassa
With regards to applying for the R350 grant, unfortunately for grant applicants who do not have access to the internet Sassa R350 grant application can only be done online by following the process detailed below:
How To Apply For The Sassa R350 grant
- SASSA website – https://srd.sassa.gov.za
- Email – email@example.com
- 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.)
- USSD line: Dial *134*7737# and follow the prompts
- GovChat: https://govchat.app/login\
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/govchat.org.
Because Sassa will be validating your details through other institutions such as SARS, NSFAS, the Department of Labour, and the Department of Home Affairs, you will be required to sign a statement and consent form after completing your application.
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