How to Apply for the R350 Social Grant Online

Currently unemployed with no means of income? You can apply for the SRD R350 grant online which is available at this stage until March 2025.

A quick guide to get started with the unemployment social grant application online.

You’ll need to understand the requirement criteria before trying the application because you can at least avoid wasting time with the application.

Let’s dive right in.

R350 Social Grant Online Application

Visit srd.sassa.gov.za online to apply for the unemployment social grant for relief of distress. 

At the end of the page, please select your citizenship (‘South African ID Holders’ or ‘Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders’) by selecting the yellow button that says, ‘click here to proceed’.

SASSA Landing Page

On the next screen, under the ‘How do I apply for this SRD Grant‘ or the ‘Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders’ heading section, press on the yellow ‘click here to apply online’ button.

Then enter the following details on the next page to begin your online SRD grant application:

  1. Enter your mobile number
  2. Click “send SMS” 
  3. Then enter the one-time pin that Sassa to authenticate and verify 
  4. Finalize the appliction process and fill in all the information SASSA requires

Now you wait for a response and communications from SASSA while they are carefully processing your application details. This process will allow them to verify any of the submitted information and assess your grant eligibility.

Check your SRD status online and understand what each of the statuses means, in the case of not being approved so that you can correct and re-apply.

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