How To Apply For R350 Grant in January 2024

How To Apply For R350 Grant in January 2024

How To Apply For R350 Grant in January 2024. Millions of South Africans depend on government financial aid monthly to cover essential expenses. The R350 grant from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is available in January, offering assistance to those in need.

Importance of Sassa Grants

Sassa plays a crucial role in providing financial support to vulnerable individuals through social assistance grants, enabling many unemployed individuals to meet their basic needs.

Extending the R350 Grant

The R350 grant, designed for the unemployed, has been extended until March 2025, ensuring continued assistance for eligible applicants.

Applying for the R350 Grant

To apply for the R350 grant, individuals can choose from two application methods.

1. Applying on the SRD Website

  • Visit Sassa SRD grant website.
  • Click on the ‘click here to apply online’ button.
  • Enter your cell phone number and click ‘send SMS.’
  • Receive a One Time Pin (OTP) and enter it.
  • Confirm and accept the Clauses in the Declaration and Consent documents.
  • Provide personal details, employment information, and lifestyle sustainability details.
  • Enter banking details and follow prompts to complete the application.

2. Applying on WhatsApp

  • Add Sassa on WhatsApp using the number – 082 046 8553.
  • Send a message with “SRD Grant” to initiate the application process.
  • Specify whether applying for yourself (send 1) or on behalf of someone else (send 2).
  • Provide your name and surname as per your identity document.
  • Accept terms and conditions by responding “YES.”
  • Indicate citizenship status (send 1 for South African citizen, 2 for Permanent Resident, or 3 for Refugee).
  • Click on the link sent via WhatsApp.
  • Confirm and accept Clauses in the Declaration and Consent documents.
  • Enter your ID number and follow prompts to complete the R350 grant application.
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Eligibility Criteria for the R350 Grant

To qualify for the R350 grant, applicants must meet specific criteria:

  • Unemployed
  • South African citizens, permanent refugees, permanent residents, asylum seekers, and special permit holders
  • Ages 18 to 59
  • Monthly income not exceeding R624 in the bank account

Continued eligibility ensures Sassa’s monthly disbursement of the R350 grant, extended until March 2025, though future extensions are uncertain.

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