The R350 South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) grant was implemented as a response to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the livelihood of many people.
The grant was created as a social relief of distress and a temporary provision to help South Africans that do not have the means to cover their family’s basic necessities.
Who is eligible for the SASSA R350 grant?
Anyone that is a South African Citizens, permanent resident, or refugee registered with Home Affairs is eligible to apply for the grant.
Additionally, to qualify for the R350 SASSA grant you must;
- Be unemployed;
- Not receiving any income;
- Not receiving any social grant;
- Not receiving any unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive unemployment insurance benefits;
- Not receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme;
- Not receiving any other government COVID-19 response support; and
- Not resident in a government funded or subsidised institution
How to apply for the R350 SASSA grant
When applying for the social relief grant, you will be required to provide the following information,
- Name and Surname as captured in the ID (and initials);
- Identiy Number
- Gender and Disability;
- Banking details – Bank Name and Account Number;
- Contact details – Cell phone number;
- Proof of Residential Address;
The application is meant to be easily filled and accessible, therefore, you do not need to worry about scanning your ID document or proof of residential address. Providing the information listed above gives SASSA consent to verify the information and assess your eligibility for receiving the grant.
You can apply for the SASSA social relief of distress grant on
- WhatsApp: 0600 123 456 and select SASSA
- by dialing *134*7737#
- or by visiting the SASSA website.
Applications are processed immediately, which means you will know on the day of application if you qualify for the grant and the money will be sent to you every month from the date of approval.