Sassa SRD Grant: Apply Now for R350 Unemployment Support

Due to financial issues, people who are not capable of doing jobs are depressed daily. At the time of COVID-19, the government of South Africa launched a program named as Sassa SRD Grant that helped deserving people to bear the basic expenses of life.


This program is now called Sassa Srd Grant handled by the Social Security Agency of South Africa started in May 2020 and has been extended to 31 March 2025. The objective of this program is to offer a specific amount for those who are unable to do any job due to disability, old age, or underage. So by using this program millions of citizens get benefits from these grants and manage the basic expenses of life.

So let’s understand how people can apply for the Sassa SRD grant. What are the eligibility criteria? Which documents do you need to arrange before the process of application submission? So let’s start to explore the things in right way.

What are the Methods to apply for the Sassa Srd Grant Application?

There are several methods through which we can apply for the Sassa SRD grant loan program. The details of the methods are given below 

  • After visiting the SRD official Website (Online), you can apply for a grant 
  • You can apply after visiting the nearest Sassa office branch.
  • If you have WhatsApp you can use WhatsApp and apply easily 
  • Sassa GovChat Application 

Before applying for the Sassa Grant, you need to arrange all the documents and check whether you are eligible for the grant or not. By understanding the eligibility you can save your time. 

SASSA SRD Grant Eligibility Criteria

The individuals who can apply for the Sassa SRD grant have the following features 

  1. You can apply for a Grant if you are
  • A resident of South Africa
  • An Asylum Seeker
  • A refugee
  • Have a special permit in South Africa. 
  1. Age criteria: The age should be between 18 to 59 years 
  2. Have a residential proof of South Africa 
  3. You must be unemployed and have no income stream 
  4. You have no alternate source of income from any source 
  5. One more opportunity is for those who have income but the income is less than the basic expenses of life 
  6. If you are receiving any funds from any other loan offering company like from NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) then you are not eligible for the loan 
  7. If you have gotten loans from the Unemployed Insurance Fund then you can not apply for the Sassa SRD Grant
  8. The main thing you need to explore is the means test criteria before submitting any application. The Sassa team makes sure to transfer the amount to the deserving person only.

These are all specific eligibility criteria, before submitting any application you need to check all the features and check whether you are eligible for the Sassa grant or not. 

SASSA SRD Grant Requirements

The Sassa SRD grant requirements are the same as we are applying for any other loan but I am mentioning the basic requirements for Sassa SRD loans

  • First, the basic thing you should have is a 13-digit South African ID number with you.
  • In case you don’t have any ID document then you can arrange a few other documents like an affidavit a statement like a sworn statement or you have a slip that shows you have applied for an identity document.
  • You can replace the national ID number with the temporary ID number if you do not have the original ID number 
  • You can use social security proof or a school certificate in case of replacement of a national ID card
  • You need to arrange some documents before proceeding loan application
  • The documents include proof of no income evidence means you are unemployed or have a job that has no potential to fulfill your basic needs
  • Second, arrange a bank statement for the last 3 months so the Sassa team can check and verify the income-related details you submitted
  • The thing you need to arrange is the disability certificate if you are disabled, before proceeding with the Sassa SRD grant application  
  • If you have a child and the child’s age is below 14 years you may also be eligible to apply on behalf of the child 
  • If you are too old and unable to do the job then you can verify yourself by adding the national ID number.

After arranging all the required documents now your next question should be how can we apply for a sassa srd r350 loan. So let’s understand the next steps.

How to apply for an R350 Grant?

If you understand the eligibility criteria and arrange all the documents that are required for completing the process of loan application. The application process for the sassa srd r350 grant is simple and easy to process. What should you need to do? You need to understand the steps and decide which method is best for you.

Here are a few steps we need to understand during the process of application submission 

  • Selection of an Application Method
  • Agree to the terms and conditions 
  • Understand the type of documents and submit all personal details 
  • Choose the payment options/ Banking details 
  • You will receive an SMS 
  • Verification and Validation 

These are the basic steps we must keep in mind while we are going to apply for Sassa SRD grant application 

Visit the official Website

The easiest and trusty method is to visit the official website and proceed with the application process by understanding the given step-by-step guide

  • The first step is to visit the official site or you can click this apply button as well.
  • After clicking the apply button you can see the official site dashboard.
  • Click on the Apply Online button 
  • You need to click the Agree button. 
  • (After clicking the agree button you are accepting the conditions of the South Africa Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA )
  • Add all relevant information that has been asked.
  • Now understand the types of information you need to manage before applying 
  • Fill in the phone number and start the process of the application
  • Submit the Proof you are a residential of South Africa 
  • You need to add the ID number 
  • You know the ID document type
  • Re-confirm your ID number 
  • Choose your title (Mr/Mrs)
  • Add your surname 
  • Add full name 
  • Add the operational email address 
  • The important thing is to set your password which is normally at least 8 characters with alphabets.
  • Confirm your selected password and retype it 
  • Click it and your application will proceed

Login After Registration

As you have submitted your application, then you need to log in with the selected email or username and password. Here are the steps 

  • Visit the official website again
  • Click on the service page 
  • Now you need to log in to check whether your account has been created.
  • Now add the selected email or username with the added passwords
  • Press the log-in button

Choose the type of grant

Once you have completed your login process let’s move toward the next steps

  • As you have logged in to the account the next step is to apply for the SRD grant  program 
  • We understand the features of the Sassa SRD R350 grant and I want to enroll myself in  this R350 program
  • After selecting the type of program just click on the Apply button  
  • You have completed your process 

If you have completed the process of loan application then you need to check the sassa SRD R350 status easily. Please click the below button and check the status of your application 

If you have checked the sassa status then you have to know what sort of status you may be facing.

The status may be of three types 

  • Pending 
  • Approved 
  • Declined

So after checking the sassa status you may appeal your application by following the sassa appeal process and can proceed again. You can later contact Sassa customer support to resolve your issue 

Applying in Person

The best way to apply for the Sassa srd r350 grant is to visit the nearest local Sassa office branch and apply for a loan. If you don’t know where the Sassa office is in your area, you can check Sassa’s contact details and the Sassa office location. ( sassa offices link lga dein ) 

After visiting the Sassa office you can proceed with the application process but remember you need to have all the documents that are discussed above. You should be also eligible for the loan application process 

After visiting the office, a sassa representative will guide you, and the best thing you can add all the details in front of the representative and get your queries answered 

GovChat Application

In the modern era of technology, the government of South Africa launched an application through which anyone can apply for Sassa Srd R350 grants. These apps are easily available on the Play Store and app store. 

The best thing about this application is launched by the sassa official itself, the sassa team trying to improve the easiness for customers who are looking for an application process. So let’s start the application process 

  • After downloading the application, you need to add the details and verify your number by Otp.
  • Now add your verification code 
  • Then agree on the terms and conditions for South African policies 
  • Provide all the details like ID base documents, linked phone numbers, and banking details 
  • After adding the details you need to add the bank for the repaying payment method 
  • After this, you can verify the details by SMS, and this is all you need to do

After submitting any application you can check the sassa status through the app or by using the sassa status check link.

Apply via the SASSA Chatbot

If you want to apply through the Sassa chatbot, then follow the given steps 

  • Open your browser and visit the Sassa Website
  • After opening the website, click the Sassa SRD R350 assistance chatbox located at the right side of the page
Sassa Website

Now enter your ID number and phone number 

  • Now after adding the details choose the option to apply for the SRD R350 Grant
  • Chatbox sent you the link to sassa website 
  • Click the link and follow the SRD website steps

Whatsapp Line

The applicants can apply for a Sassa SRD R350 loan by using the WhatsApp number

  • 0820468553 (link WhatsApp article)

The sassa application process through WhatsApp is easy to understand. So if you want to apply for sassa srd then must follow the given steps

  1. First, save the above number 
  2. After saving the number send any message like Hi or Hello 
  3. In case of an unemployment grant please type help in the next message or in case of a status check you need to type status on the upcoming message 
  4. Now you need to add and verify all the details.
  5. After this, you receive a pop-up and here you can select the grant-related option
  6. In case of reconsideration, you can also reapply for the loan

By following these steps you can easily apply for Sassa SRD loans and also check the status of your loans

Check your sassa SRD Status 

After completing the application you can check your Sassa status by following the given steps

  • Visit the site or click on the check your Sassa status here  (paste the Sassa status link)
  • You can send a WhatsApp message to 082 046 8553
  • You can also arrange a call by using toll-free number 0800 60 10 11

Sassa Srd Grant Status Meaning

Normally the Sassa status results show in the following way

Application Complete

 This means you have successfully submitted your reapplication process and your application has been approved for each month. Check sassa status every month

Period Declined

 If the applicant can see this status it means the application has been rejected for a certain period and the applicant should apply for reconsideration

Period Approved

 The period has been approved showing your payday has been decided. Payday means the day when you receive your money  

Reapplication pending

 This means the applicant has submitted the application again but it is under review

Period Pending

This indicates the reapplication has been submitted but it is under verification so need to wait until it has been verified


 This means the application has been rejected. Now you can appeal or reinstate it on the SRD grant website 

Sassa SRD Grant Payment

Normally the amount of loan can be received by the applicant in two ways 

  • Either the amount transferred directly to the bank account 
  • Can collect from Spar, Pink n Pay, ShopRite, and Usave stores 

Remember always to keep your id document and cell phone so in case of verification you can prove yourself 

How Long You will receive the Sassa SRD Grant for?

People who have already enrolled in the Sassa SRD program can get the loans until 31 March 2025.

The applicants who already have been applied for the Sassa grant but have not approved yet, are requested to not apply again and again. The verification process of the Sassa team may take time from a few days to a few months. As they complete the verification process your status on the site will be updated 

How can you apply for reconsideration of the SRD Grant?

After facing the rejection the applicant has normally 30 days to reapply for the grant. You may apply for a reconsideration request again and again until you succeed and get the funds 

There are two methods through which you can apply for reconsideration

  • Visit the official site and select the reconsideration tab
  • You can call the toll-free number as well 0800601011

How can you appeal for SRD Grant?

Sometimes due to human errors, our application has been rejected but a few times without any errors we may face rejection. So do not worry you have to understand the reason behind the rejection, resolve the issue, and submit the appeal to the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals (ITSAA).

The following are the steps:

  • Click on the Appeal site for SRD.
  • Add the ID number 
  • Now add the phone number linked with the previous application 
  • After adding the number please click “send pin”
  • Insert the pin and verify it
  • After this select the month you are looking to appeal for
  • After selecting the month, understand the reason of your appeal in the drop-down menu
  • Click on the submit button 

How you can cancel your sassa SRD grant?

To cancel the Sassa SRD grant the process is the same as above but you need to 

  • After verifying the PIN you need to choose to cancel my grant option 
  • After this process, verify your answer by clicking the “yes” button 

In this way, you can cancel your Sassa SRD Grant

How can you update the contact details on your SRD Grant?

Sometimes the applicants need to change the contact details like phone number address or any other contact-related information. Please never forget to update the new details in your Sassa SRD grant so you can easily receive your loan amount.

In case of any wrong or old information, you may face the issue of rejection also. So for update the details please visit the official SRD website 

How can we update our banking details on the SRD Grant?

If you have changed your bank or need to upgrade your banking details then you need to follow a few steps

  • Visit the official site 
  • Add your ID and then verify your linked phone number after adding the OTP you received on your mobile 
  • Select the payment methods either you need to update your bank account or select any money transfer option 
  • After verification, the new banking details will only be available for future payments 

How can applicant contact the sassa team?

Here are several methods through which any applicant can contact the Sassa team:

  • Visit the nearest office 
  • Visit the SRD website 
  • Schedule a call 

To find the nearest Sassa office you can explore the Sassa contact details and Sassa offices.


The Sassa SRD Grant offers vital financial support for those facing hardships, extended until March 2025. Applying is simple through online, in-person visits, GovChat, WhatsApp, or the Sassa Chatbot. Eligibility criteria include age, residency, and unemployment status, with required documents like proof of residence and a 13-digit South African ID. The application process involves selecting a method, agreeing to terms, and providing personal and banking details. Applicants can check their status and, if rejected, have options for reconsideration or appeal.


This grant is administrated in-app section 32 of the Social Assistance Act,2004.

Vuyo Toto and CDW from Ward 21 Xolani Mkhonko.

If the Sassa application is declined then you need to appeal to the concerned department

Yes a social grant can be recovered from an arrear payment 

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