SASSA Application Online In 2024 at srd.sassa.gov.za

The SASSA grant is for South African Citizens, Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Special Permit Holders aged 18-60 who face financial hardship, lack social grants, not contribute to or are ineligible for UIF payment, and without support from other financial sources. 

SRD R350 SASSA Application 2024 Online Process

In case you fall within this category, I will guide you on the process of submitting an online application for various SASSA social grants, such as the care dependency grant, child support grant, grant-in-aid, older persons grant, social relief of distress, war veterans grant, disability grant,  foster child grant, and special R350 grant. You can request any eligible grant of your choice.

How to Apply for SASSA Grant In 2024

Follow these steps to apply for the SASSA social grants:

  1. Click the SASSA services web portal: https://services.sassa.gov.za/
  2. Select “Register A New Account.”
  3. Click on “I Agree” and select the Apply button 
  4.  Now, complete the “Client Registration” e-form with these necessary details:
  • Citizenship (South African citizen/permanent resident/refugee)
  • Identity Number (Your ID serves as the Login Username)
  • ID document type (ID document/temporary ID)
  • Confirm your ID number
  • Choose User Title (Mr/Mrs/Miss)
  • Provide Surname and Full name
  • Share an active Email address
  • Set a password (must be a strong password)
  • Confirm the password you’ve chosen
  • Provide a 10-digit South African cellphone number
  • Click “Register Me” after entering the information. 

Upon completion, you should expect a confirmation message with either an OTP or a link sent to your cellphone number for finalizing registration. Once your account is ready, proceed to apply for social grants.

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source: SASSA

Application for SASSA Social Funds 2024

  1. Now that your account is created already, log in to your SASSA account using your username and password.
  2. Navigate to the “Social Grant Options” and choose the specific grant type you intend to apply for.
  3. Thoroughly fill out the grant application form. Ensure that all necessary information is provided accurately.
  4. Print the affidavit generated by SASSA and have it duly certified by a commissioner of oaths.
  5. Sign the Bank Payment Form and submit it along with your certified affidavit.
  6. Upload the required certified supporting documents in PDF format, according to your specific grant application.

If you’re applying for Child Support Grant, you need:

  • Copy of your ID document
  • Copy of your spouse’s ID document (if applicable)
  • Proof of your marital status: marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Proof of banking details: letter from the bank with your details
  • Proof of income (if applicable)
  • SASSA-generated affidavit

If it is an application for a Foster Child Grant, you should have:

  • Copy of your ID document
  • Copy of your spouse’s ID document (if applicable)
  • Proof of marital status: marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Proof of banking details: letter from the bank with your details
  • Proof of income (if applicable)
  • SASSA-generated affidavit

For Older Persons Grant Applicants:

  • Copy of the applicant’s ID document
  • Copy of the spouse’s ID document (if applicable)
  • Proof of marital status: marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Proof of banking details: letter from the bank with the applicant’s details
  • Proof of income (if applicable)
  • SASSA-generated affidavit

For the SASSA SRD R350 grant application, you should have:

  • Identification Proof

Provide one of the following:

  1. A valid ID card issued within South African borders.
  2. A passport document displaying citizenship status.
  3. An official asylum seeker document.
  • Proof Of Residence:

Submit utility bills, such as water, electricity, or gas bills, indicating your current address details.

  • Bank Statement:

Include recent bank statements reflecting both incoming funds and expenses incurred during the specified period. This documentation helps assessors in knowing your overall financial situation before deciding on granting relief fund, that aligns with their needs assessment guidelines.

  • Unemployment Verification:

Attach relevant documents, such as a retrenchment letter or confirmation of unemployment status from your previous employer.

  • Income and Expenses Proof:

Include other documentation like payslips, invoices, or any other evidence that shows your current financial status.

Once the required supporting documents are provided, your social grant application will be considered complete.

  1. Click on the “Submit” button to successfully finalize your SASSA grant application.
  2. Now, you can do an online SASSA status check for your grant application.

Note this:

  • Upon completing the application form, you will be issued a dated stamped receipt, showing the name of the SASSA official who assisted you. 
  • You must retain this receipt as evidence of your application, and remember that this application process is entirely free of charge.
  • For a comprehensive list of documents required for your specific grant application, please refer to the relevant grant page on the SASSA website.

SASSA SRD Payment Dates For 2024-25

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has released the payment schedule for social grants for the financial year 2024-2025. Here’s a breakdown:

MonthOlder Persons GrantsDisability GrantsChildren’s Grants
January03/01/2404/01/2405/01/24
February02/02/2405/02/2406/02/24
March02/03/2405/03/2406/03/24
April03/04/2404/04/2405/04/24
May03/05/2406/05/2407/05/24
June04/06/2405/06/2406/06/24
July02/07/2403/07/2404/07/24
August02/08/2405/08/2406/08/24
September03/09/2404/09/2405/09/24
October02/10/2403/10/2404/10/24
November05/11/2406/11/2407/11/24
December03/12/2404/12/2405/12/24
January03/01/2506/01/2507/01/25
February04/02/2505/02/2506/02/25
March04/03/2505/03/2506/03/25

Who Are Eligible For SASSA Social Grant?

Before moving into the application process for the SRD SASSA R350 grant, it is imperative to verify whether you meet the eligibility criteria. The current primary requirements are:

  1.  Citizenship

You must be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or a refugee.

  1. Age

Your age should fall within the range of 18 to 60 years.

  1.  Income

Your household income must be below a specified threshold determined by SASSA.

  1.  Unemployment

You must be unemployed and not receiving any other government financial assistance.

  1.  Asset Limits

You should not possess significant assets or investments.

  1. For Asylum Seekers

If you are an asylum seeker, you must hold a current Section 22 permit or visa in South Africa.

  1. As an immigrant, you may need to hold a South African Special Permit (for the Special Angolan Dispensation, Lesotho Exemption Permit Dispensation, or Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Dispensation).
  2. Your monthly income should not exceed R624 to pass the means test.
  3. It must be evident that you lack adequate resources for self-maintenance.
  4. You are ineligible for any other government assistance currently.
  5. You cannot be a contributor or recipient of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).
  6. Unreasonable refusal of work or schooling offers is not permitted.
  7. NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) stipends are not considered eligible.

Ensure a thorough review of the eligibility criteria to confirm you meet the requirements before proceeding with the application process.

How Long Will It Take to Process My SASSA Online Application Grant?

The processing period for your SASSA online grant application may take up to 3 months. If your application is approved, the payment will be retroactive to the date of your application. To know the precise payday for your funds, check the latest SASSA Payment Dates

How Do I Follow Up on My Application For the SASSA SRD Grant?

After successfully submitting your SASSA SRD grant application, it is important you actively track its progress and stay informed.

Here are what to do to follow up your SASSA Application:

  1. Check Your Application Status:

Log in to your SASSA account regularly to check SASSA status of your application. This will provide timely updates on whether your application has been received, processed, or approved. 

  1. Contact SASSA:

If you encounter any concerns or have queries regarding your application, directly contact SASSA. Reach out through their helpline or visit the nearest SASSA office for personalized assistance.

These details will help you contact the SASSA office:

  1. Exercise Patience:

Given the high volume of applicants, the application process may take some time. Exercise patience and allow SASSA the necessary time to thoroughly review your application.

How Will I Know If My SASSA Social Grant Application Is Successful?

If your grant application is not approved, SASSA will notify you in writing. Should you disagree with the decision, you have the option to appeal within 90 days of receiving notice that your application was unsuccessful. Submit your appeal to the Minister of Social Development at the national office of the Department of Social Development.

How Do I Apply for an SASSA SRD Grant On WhatsApp?

apply for an sassa srd grant on whatsapp

SASSA has provided a WhatsApp support service for South African applicants, streamlining the application process for the SRD R350 grant and providing assistance with social grant-related matters.

Follow these steps to apply for the grant on WhatsApp:

  • Save the official SASSA WhatsApp number, “0820468553,” as a contact on your phone.
  • Start a chat with SASSA on WhatsApp by sending a message ‘SASSA’ to start the application process.
  • Once you get a prompt, respond to the prompt by typing ‘SRD R350 Application.’
  • Submit your details and complete the application form through the WhatsApp interface.

How Do I Check My SASSA Grant Application Status on WhatsApp?

sassa grant application status on whatsapp

To check the status of your SASSA R350 grant application:

  • Open your saved chat with SASSA on WhatsApp.
  • Send them a message by typing ‘SASSA.’
  • Once you get a response prompt, reply with ‘SRD R350 Status.’
  • You will receive a report detailing the current status of your SASSA R350 grant application.

How Much Is SASSA Social Grant?

The SASSA grant amount varies depending on the specific type of grant: For the general SASSA grant, the amount ranges from R350 to R2,080. The SASSA Child Grant provides eligible families with R510 per child as a monthly payment. The Old Age Grant offers R2,090 to recipients aged 60 to 74 years as of October 1, 2023, which is an increase from the previous value of R2,080. Seniors aged 75 years and above, previously receiving R2,100 through the SASSA Older Person Grant, will now receive R2,110.

When are SASSA Applications for 2024 Opening?

SASSA periodically announces the specific dates for opening and closing applications, taking into consideration elements like available funding and the beneficiaries’ needs. To obtain accurate and up-to-date information on the opening dates for SASSA applications in 2024, I advise you to check official announcements from SASSA or relevant authorities, as these dates are subject to periodic announcements.

My Application for the SASSA Grant was Declined. How Do I Fix It?

my application for the sassa grant was declined

If your application for a SASSA grant has been declined, follow these steps to rectify the situation through a reconsideration request:

  1. Identify the Reason for Decline

Before proceeding, understand why your SASSA grant was declined. This information will help you address specific issues or requirements in your appeal. You can go back to the eligibility requirements I gave earlier to find out why your application was declined.

  1. Online Reconsideration Request
  • Go to the SASSA appeals website at https://srd.dsd.gov.za/appeals.
  • Input your ID number and the phone number you used during the application process.
  • Request a PIN. This pin will be sent to your registered phone number.
  • Enter the received PIN and choose the month for which you want to appeal.
  • Select the reason for the appeal and submit your request.
  • Once submitted, patiently wait for the outcome of your appeal.
  1.  Telephone Reconsideration Request:
  • Dial the SASSA line at 0800 60 10 11.
  • Click option 3 to speak with a SASSA consultant.
  • Tender your reconsideration request over the phone.

Important Notes:

  • The appeal process may take some time, normally from 30 to 90 days.
  • SASSA has some delays in processing reconsideration requests but is actively working to fix them.
  • Submit a different appeal for each month your application was declined.
  1.  Checking SASSA Status

After submitting your reconsideration request, monitor the status by visiting the official SASSA website.

Please be patient throughout the procedure, and remember to follow up if necessary to ensure the resolution of your appeal.

How Often Can I Apply For A SASSA Grant?

 SASSA social grant applications are open every month, and there is no specific closing date. You can apply whenever needed.

Can I Apply For Multiple SASSA Grants Simultaneously?

It’s not advisable to apply for multiple SASSA grants simultaneously. If your application was declined, you can write an appeal request for reconsideration if you’re sure you meet the eligibility criteria. You can check SASSA guidelines or contact them directly for clarity on this matter.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the beauty of SASSA social grants lies in the accessibility of SASSA applications, open month after month, offering a continuous opportunity for financial assistance. However, we know that setbacks can happen, and a declined application can be disheartening.

Fear not! If you carefully read this guide, you should know the clear pathway to fix a declined SASSA grant application. Remember, patience is key during the 30 to 90 days of the reconsideration process.

If you have multiple months of declined applications, be encouraged to appeal for each month separately. This ensures that your unique circumstances are thoroughly considered.

In SASSA grants applications, if you understand the eligibility criteria, take charge of your appeal, and check your application status, you’re on your way to getting the help you need. 

So, stay informed, stay patient, and know that SASSA is here to support you on your journey to financial assistance.

18 Comments

  1. I want to apply for R350 and my application it say already active I don’t know why can you help me plz

    1. If you’re trying to apply for the R350 grant and receive a message that your application is already active, it likely means you have a previous application on file with Sassa.

      Use the Sassa SRD website (https://srd.sassa.gov.za/) to check your application status.

      Enter your ID number and mobile number to see the current status (approved, pending, etc.).

      If you’re unsure about the status or have further questions, contact Sassa through the Toll-free helpline at 0800 601 011

    1. Hi! This article also covers how to apply for R350 grant. Kindly scroll back and read carefully to apply. All the best!

  2. I want to know if could change the contact details at Sassa office without the SIM card of the number I applied with

    1. Yes, you can change your contact details at a Sassa office without the SIM card of the number you applied with. However, it might be a bit more challenging. Because Sassa prioritizes verifying your identity before updating any information. Without the phone number linked to your application, they might lack a way to send a verification code.

      Anyway, go to your nearest Sassa office with the following documents:

      Your South African ID document (original and a copy)
      Proof of your new contact information (e.g., a recent utility bill with your new address, a new phone number registered in your name)
      Any application reference number you may have (helpful if you recall receiving one)

      Clearly explain to the Sassa official that you lost the SIM card associated with your application and would like to update your contact details. Ask if there’s an alternative way to verify your identity. They should be able to help you. Good luck!

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