Sassa Online Application For SRD R350 Grant

Applying for government grants can be confusing, especially if you’re not used to using websites or online forms.

I know this firsthand because I recently helped my grandmother apply for the SASSA old age grant.

She doesn’t have a computer and isn’t comfortable with technology.

The SASSA website looks quite official, and there are a lot of words and boxes to fill in.

If you’re already stressed about your financial situation, it can all feel very overwhelming.

That’s why I decided to write this guide. I want to break down the process into simple steps that anyone can follow, even if you’ve never applied for anything online before.

Step-by-Step Guide to Apply for the SASSA SRD R350 Grant

Step 1: Visit The Sassa Official Website

Open your internet browser: This is the program you use to look at websites (it might look like a blue “e”, a colourful circle, or a red fox)

Type this address carefully in the bar at the top:

Press the Enter key on your keyboard: This tells the computer to take you to the website

Step 2: Finding the Right Application Button

Scroll down a bit: Move the mouse to the side of the screen and scroll down until you see yellow boxes.

Picking the right box:

  • If you have a South African ID, look for the box labelled “South African ID Holders
  • If you are an asylum seeker or have a special permit, find the box labelled “Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders

Click the button: There’s a yellow rectangle that says “Click here to apply online“, click on it.

Step 3: Starting Your Application

Enter your phone number: Type the number of the cellphone that belongs to you. Make sure you are using the phone number you usually use

Find the button that says “Send SMS” and click it.

Step 4: Checking Your Phone

Look for a text message (SMS): You’ll receive a message with a special code (a bunch of numbers).

Type the code into the website: Find the box where it asks for the code and type it in carefully.

Look for the button that says “Verify” and click it.

Step 5: The Important Agreement

Read the Agreement: This section explains the rules about the grant. Take your time, and ask someone for help if you don’t understand some parts.

If you agree with the rules, find the button that says “Accept” and click on it.

Step 6: Entering Your Details

Fill in the boxes: The website will ask for your information like your name, ID number, address, etc. Carefully type in all the correct information.

Make sure everything is spelled correctly! Double-check to catch any typos in your name, ID number, and other information.

Step 7: Checking and Sending

Final Review: Read over everything you typed to make sure it’s perfect.

Once you’re confident, click the “Submit” button to send your application.

What Happens Next?

SASSA will review your information and let you know if you qualify. This might take some time. You can check the status of your application on the same website.

If you get stuck or need assistance, you can contact SASSA for support. Always be careful about who you ask for help.

Never give out your ID number or personal information unless you are sure you are speaking with an official SASSA representative.

Eligibility Criteria For The SASSA SRD Grant

Eligibility for the SASSA SRD Grant includes:

  1. Status: You must be a South African citizen, a recognized refugee, an asylum seeker with a valid section 22 permit or visa, or a resident with a special permit from the Lesotho, Angola, or Zimbabwe exemption programs.
  2. Residency: Applicants need to be living in South Africa.
  3. Age: Eligible individuals must be aged between 18 and 60 years.
  4. Income: Monthly earnings should not exceed R624.
  5. No concurrent grants: Applicants should not be recipients of any other government social grant.
  6. Financial status: Individuals must lack sufficient means to support themselves and their families.
  7. Employment: You should be unemployed without any source of income.
  8. Assets: Applicants must not have significant assets or investments.
  9. Unemployment Insurance Fund: You should not be a contributor or recipient of UIF benefits.
  10. NSFAS: You must not be receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.
  11. Employment and educational opportunities: You should not refuse employment or educational opportunities without valid reasons.
  12. State-funded residence: Applicants must not be residing in a government-funded institution.

Required Documents to Apply for SRD R350 Grant

To apply for the SRD R350 Grant, you must provide specific information and documents to SASSA.

These include:

  1. Identification: South African citizens need to present their 13-digit bar-coded ID. Asylum seekers, refugees, or special permit holders should provide their passport number or special permit number.
  2. Personal Details: You must provide your full name, surname, date of birth, and gender as recorded on your identification document.
  3. Contact Information: A phone number registered in your name is required for communication about your application status.
  4. Address Proof: Documentation confirming your residential address is necessary, such as a utility bill or any official document listing your address.
  5. Financial Records: A recent bank statement showing your income and expenditures is needed to assess your financial status.
  6. Unemployment Proof: If previously employed, a document like a termination letter from your last employer is required to verify your unemployment status.
  7. Additional Financial Information: Any documents indicating your financial situation, such as bills, payslips, or evidence of any other income sources, should be provided.