sassa r350 grant application online


Sassa is the short name for the South African Social Security Agency which manages grants and allowances for groups in South African society needing financial assistance. This includes grants for children, the older persons grants and disability grants.

SASSA also manages the R350 SRD Grant which is more formally known as the Social Relief of Distress Grant.

If you are a South African citizen, asylum seekers or a permanent resident, you might be able to qualify for Sassa grants. Existing applicants with their zimbabwe exemption permit dispensation or lesotho exemption permit dispensation can also apply.

Sassa Provides Temporary Assistance With A Sassa Grant

Sassa provides many grants to vulnerable South Africans through grants including the following:

  • Old Persons Grant

  • Disability Grant 

  • Care Dependency Grant

  • R350 Grant 

  • War Veterans Grant

  • Foster Child Grant

  • Child Support Grant

  • Grant-in-aid

How To Submit An Online Sassa Application For Permanent Grants

Should you want to submit a Sassa grant application for one of these grants, you will first need to create an online Sassa account.

When you're done, you then need to visit the Sassa services page and click on 'Apply for a grant'. You will then need to follow the prompts to complete your application, which includes providing your mobile phone number.

How To Submit A Sassa Application For The Social Relief Of Distress Grant

Here's the application process for the SRD grant:

  1. Visit Sassa’s social relief grant website

  2. Click on the 'click here to apply on online' button

  3. Enter your mobile phone number and click 'send SMS'

  4. A One Time Pin (OTP) will be sent to the mobile phone number you provided

  5. Enter the OTP

  6. Confirm and accept the Clauses in the Declaration and Consent documents

  7. Enter your personal details

  8. Provide your cell phone number, employment information and lifestyle sustainability information

  9. Provide your banking details

  10. Follow the prompts

Can I Use My Bank Account For Sassa?

Yes, you can, Sassa actually encourages an approved beneficiary to use their bank account for any future payments! Should you opt to receive your Sassa grant payment through a bank account, it gives you more efficient and easier access to your social grant.


With an unemployment rate of more than 30%, the R350 grant is critical in ensuring one in three South African adults have some financial support. However, not everyone eligible for the R350 grant has applied for the relief mechanism. 

More than 8 million people are set to be paid the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. However, the festive season with several public holidays means the SRD Grant payment schedule has been adjusted. 

December, how did we get to you so fast? It's officially the first week of the new month which means that Sassa is now making grant payments.

Should business rescue practitioners succeed in their efforts, the distribution of social grants through the South African Post Office (SAPO) would stop. This is concern for millions of financially vulnerable individuals who depend on the extensive network of Post Office branches for Sassa grant collections. 

Millions of vulnerable South Africans rely on social grants to purchase food and other basic goods. The agency responsible for the distribution of social grants has revealed when beneficiaries will be paid during the final month of 2023. 

Millions of vulnerable individuals depend on the R350 grant for essential purchases each month. Sassa, the agency responsible for disbursing the grant, has confirmed the payment dates for November 2023. 

More than 7 million people are currently benefiting from the R350 grant monthly. Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to submit a R350 grant application for December 2023.


MIllions of vulnerable people rely on the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant monthly to purchase basic goods and services. Government will be tightening its controls to ensure only deserving individuals receive the grant. 

More than 7 million people are currently benefitting from the Social Relief of Distress grant. The agency responsible for grant payments has revealed why grants are paid at the end of the month. 

Having your Sassa grant application rejected can be extremely distressing for individuals who meet all the eligibility criteria. Individuals whose disability grant application was rejected can submit an appeal application and hopefully be approved for grant payment. 

Millions of vulnerable South Africans will continue receiving a vital support grant until 2025. This was revealed during the medium term budget policy statement on Wednesday. 

A Sassa gold card allows millions of grant beneficiaries to access critical social support to purchase basic goods and services every month. An important decision made by the Postbank will allow grant beneficiaries to continue using their gold cards even if it is expired. 

The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant is the only social assistance provided to unemployed people living in South Africa. The agency responsible for paying the grant has revealed when beneficiaries will be paid in November. 

Millions of vulnerable South Africans depend on Sassa grants to buy essential items and access essential services. The grant payment agency has revealed how they are dealing with the increasing number of grant recipients.

If you're among the group of South Africans who struggle to make ends meet due lack of financial support, it is likely that you have applied for a permanent social grant. Keeping track of that grant application feedback is just as important and this is what we are looking to guide through.   

Commonly known as the R350 grant, the Social Relief of Distress grant still makes a notable difference in the lives of many impoverished South Africans. So if you applied for November, you will have to familiarise yourself with how to keep track of your application.

Administered by South African Social Security Agency, permanent social grants are intended to financially assist the low income portion of the country’s population. The social grants are provided monthly to ensure that this cohort of individuals are able to avoid absolute poverty.

Millions of vulnerable South African's rely on social grants to survive every month. Some of these beneficiaries could face difficulty accessing their Sassa grants if their Sassa gold cards expire. 

Millions of South Africans will receive their social grants in October 2023 social grant payments this week. It's important to note that the monetary value of social grants has increased. 

Social grants play a critical role in reducing hunger and poverty among South Africa’s most vulnerable citizens. The agency responsible for distributing the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant has revealed when the beneficiaries of the grant will be paid. 





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