How To Apply For The R350 Grant For March 2024

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Millions of South Africans rely on financial assistance from the government each month just to afford basic goods and services. Those in need of assistance are encouraged to apply for the R350 grant from the South African Social Security Agency in March.


The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) provides financial assistance to millions of vulnerable individuals in the form of social assistance grants. Without these grants, many unemployed individuals will not be able to afford to meet their basic needs.

Those who are unemployed and in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply for Sassa’s R350 grant. The R350 grant has been extended until March 2025. 

How To Apply For The Sassa R350 Grant

There are two ways an individual can apply to receive this grant. 

How To Apply On The SRD Website

  1. Visit Sassa’s SRD grant website
  2. Click on the 'click here to apply on online' button
  3. Enter your cell phone number and click 'send SMS'
  4. A One Time Pin (OTP) will be sent to the 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 to complete your application

How To Apply On WhatsApp

  1. Add Sassa on WhatsApp using this number - 082 046 8553
  2. Send a message to the number - Careers Portal simply sent “SRD Grant”
  3. Indicate if you are applying for a grant for yourself (by sending the number 1) or on behalf of someone else (by sending number 2)
  4. Send a message with your name as it appears on your identity document
  5. Send a message with your surname as it appears on your Identify document
  6. Read the terms and conditions and respond “YES” if you accept the terms and conditions
  7. Indicate whether you are a South African citizen (by sending the number 1) or a Permanent Resident (by sending the number 2) or a Refugee (by sending the number 3)
  8. Click on the link sent to you in the WhatsApp chat
  9. Confirm and accept the Clauses in the Declaration and Consent documents
  10. Enter your ID number
  11. Follow the prompts to complete your R350 grant application for August

Who Can Apply For The R350 Grant?

To qualify for the R350 grant, applicants will need to meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Unemployed
  • South African citizens, permanent refugees, permanent residents, asylum seekers and special permit holders
  • Between 18 and 59 years old
  • May not have an income of more than R624 per month - this refers to the amount of money in your bank account

As long as you continue to meet the eligibility criteria, Sassa will continue to pay you your R350 grant each month. Due to the high number of individuals who rely on this grant each month, Sassa has extended the R350 grant to March 2025, however it may not continue after that.

To find out more about Sassa grants and the SRD grant, head to our Sassa section.


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