SASSA R350 SRD Application in 3 Simple Steps

The R350 SRD Application is a straightforward process that you can complete in the comfort of your own space.

While the process might seem simple, you might want to consider the following before starting your application:

  • Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the SRD grant before applying – MUST be unemployed with no means of income.
  • Accuracy of Information: Provide accurate and truthful information to avoid delays or disqualification of your grant application.
  • Follow-Up: Remember to always keep track of your application status through the method you used to apply or via the SASSA SRD website.

Now when you’re certain you meet the above criteria, applying for the SRD grant can be done through various methods.

Here are the steps for each method:

Online via the SASSA SRD Website

  1. Visit the Official SASSA SRD Website: Open your web browser and go to the SASSA SRD website (
  2. Select Category: If you’re a new user, choose a category between applying as a South African citizen or Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders.
  3. Get Started: Next, enter your cellphone number to verify with a One-Time Pin (OTP).
  4. Complete the Application Form: Fill in the online application form with all the necessary personal and contact details. This may include your ID number, contact information, and bank details.
  5. Submit Necessary Documents: Upload any required documents. These might include your ID document, proof of address, and bank statements.
  6. Review and Submit: Double-check all the information for accuracy and then submit your application.
  7. Wait for Confirmation: After submission, you will receive a confirmation message or email with your reference number. Keep this for your records.

Using the WhatsApp Line Provided by SASSA

  1. Add SASSA WhatsApp Number: Save the SASSA WhatsApp number (082 046 8553) to your phone contacts.
  2. Send a WhatsApp Message: Open WhatsApp and send a message to the SASSA number to initiate the application process.
  3. Follow Prompts: You will receive automated prompts. Respond with the requested information, such as your ID number and personal details.
  4. Complete the Application Process: Continue to provide all necessary information through the WhatsApp chat.
  5. Confirmation: After completing the process, you will receive a confirmation message on WhatsApp.

Via USSD by Dialing a Specific Code on Your Phone

This should be your last resort for making the SRD grant application, as the process is not as simple as the Internet ones.

  1. Dial the USSD Code: On your mobile phone, dial the USSD code provided by SASSA. This is usually a short code like 134*7737#.
  2. Follow the USSD Menu: After dialing the code, a menu will appear on your screen. Follow the prompts by selecting the appropriate options.
  3. Enter Personal Details: You will be asked to enter personal information such as your ID number and mobile number.
  4. Complete the Application: Keep following the prompts to enter all required information.
  5. Confirmation: Once you’ve completed the process, you will receive a confirmation message via SMS.

Remember to visit the official SASSA website or contact SASSA directly for the most current information and specific details related to the SRD grant application process.

When is the SRD Grant Paid?

The SRD grant is paid monthly, generally between the 24th and 30th of every month.

Your individual payment date will be shared directly with you and will be indicated on your status check response.

The payment schedule for the remainder of the 2023/2024 financial year is as follows:

  • February 2024: 23rd to 29th
  • March 2024: 25th to 29th

Try to check your grant status frequently, so that you can plan for collection or when the funds will reflect on your bank account.

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