Applying for SASSA SRD R350 Grant Via WhatsApp Number

Are you struggling financially and need help? The SASSA SRD R350 grant could be a lifeline for you.

Don’t worry if you don’t have regular internet access – applying through WhatsApp is incredibly easy.

I’ll guide you step-by-step through the process. No more confusing forms or waiting in lines.

With just your phone, you can apply for this grant from anywhere, anytime. Let’s get started and see if you qualify for this much-needed financial support.

Before you begin:

  • Make sure you have a smartphone with a working internet connection and enough battery life to complete the application process.
  • You’ll need your South African ID book or card handy for providing details during the application.
  • Remember, you can only apply for yourself on WhatsApp. If you’re helping someone else apply, they will need to follow these steps themselves.

How to Applying for the SASSA SRD R350 Grant via WhatsApp

If you meet the eligibility criteria and don’t have access to the internet, you can conveniently apply for the grant through SASSA’s WhatsApp line.

Here’s a detailed guide to walk you through the process:

Steps to Apply:

  1. Save the SASSA WhatsApp number: Open your phone’s contact list and add a new contact. Save the SASSA WhatsApp number as 082 046 8553.
  2. Start the WhatsApp chat: Open WhatsApp and find the newly saved SASSA contact. Send a message saying “SASSA” to initiate the conversation.
  3. Follow the prompts: You’ll receive an automated reply with a menu of options. Reply by typing “SRD” to indicate you want to apply for the Social Relief of Distress grant.
  4. Specify who you’re applying for: The chat will ask you if you’re applying for yourself or someone else. Since you can only apply for yourself on WhatsApp, reply with “Myself“.
  5. Provide your information: You’ll be prompted to enter various details throughout the chat. Make sure you provide the following information accurately:
    • Full name: Enter your first name and last name exactly as they appear on your ID.
    • ID number: Enter your South African ID number without spaces or hyphens.
    • phone number: Enter the phone number you’re currently using and have access to.
    • Address: Enter your complete residential address, including street name, house number, and any other relevant details.
    • Banking details (optional): If you have a bank account, you can enter your bank details for SASSA to deposit the grant directly. However, this step is optional. If you don’t have a bank account, you can collect the grant at a later stage through other methods offered by SASSA.
  6. Agree to the terms and conditions: Before submitting your application, you’ll be presented with SASSA’s terms and conditions. These explain how your information will be used and what is expected from you as a grant recipient. It’s crucial to read and understand these terms thoroughly. If you agree to proceed, reply with “Yes“.
  7. Submit your application: Once you’ve agreed to the terms and conditions, your application will be submitted electronically. You’ll receive a confirmation message from SASSA acknowledging your application.

After submitting your application:

  • It can take up to 90 days for SASSA to process your application and make a decision. You’ll be notified via WhatsApp about the outcome, whether it’s approved or rejected.
  • If your application is approved, the payments will start from the month you applied for the grant.
  • If your application is rejected, SASSA will provide a reason and instructions on how to appeal the decision if you believe it’s incorrect.

Additional tips:

  • Keep your WhatsApp chat with SASSA saved. This chat history will serve as a record of your application and any communication with SASSA regarding your grant.
  • Do not share your personal information or any OTP (One-Time Password) received during the application process with anyone. SASSA will never ask for such information through WhatsApp.
  • For any questions or inquiries, you can contact SASSA directly through their official website or helpline.

19 thoughts on “Applying for SASSA SRD R350 Grant Via WhatsApp Number”

  1. I have lost my phone and sim card used to apply however I have called multiple times and even went to the nearest sassa office but still they haven’t changed the number and I’m really struggling coz I dont know why my grant is declining or is it because of fraudulent activity or what..and I dont even receive any financial support from anywhere but I always get declined due to income that I dont know about and have not received any financial assistance from anyone more especially never even deposited any money on my card not even a cent so I’d really appreciate some help..and I so hope and wish this comment reaches the right people who can help me with this situation.


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