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Sassa Srd R350 Reapplication 2022 For South Africans

Sassa Srd R350 Reapplication 2022 For South Africans;- The end of the National State of Disaster had several implications for South Africans and also impacted the ability of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to process the R350 grant.

Sassa Srd R350 Reapplication 2022

The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant was introduced during the National State of Disaster implemented in 2020 to combat the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 allows the government when in a state of disaster, to make regulations and issue directives to members of the public. It was under this act that the R350 grant was introduced.

However, in April 2022 when President Cyril Ramaphosa ended the state of disaster, regulations which allowed the government to assist citizens with the R350 grant also came to an end.


Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi says the agency will now be providing the R350 grant under the Social Assistance act.

He said, “We’ll make sure that people get what is due to them, we’ll definitely make sure that we process everything to make sure that we are on par and if it has to take longer, obviously people will be paid what is due to them at the time they applied”.

Letsatsi adds that Sassa’s systems are ready to process all the applications it expects in the coming days.

Who qualifies for the New R350 Grant

  • SASSA has urged those hoping to apply for the R350 grant to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • SASSA has urged those hoping to apply for the R350 grant to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • The grant will be paid monthly until March 2022, granted that applicants continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria for R350 Grant:

Be a South African Citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee registered on the Home Affairs database.
The grant is also open to persons who are holders of special permits under the Special Angolan Dispensation, the Lesotho Exemption Permit dispensation and the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Dispensation, and asylum seekers whose section 22 permits or visas are valid or were valid on 15 March 2020;
​Currently residing within the borders of the Republic of South Africa;
​Above the age of 18 and below the age of 60;
​Not receiving any social grant in respect of himself or herself;
​Not receiving an unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive an unemployment insurance benefit;
​Not receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and other financial aid;
​Not receiving any other government COVID-19 response support; and
​Not a resident in a government funded or subsidised institution.

Caregivers who are not receiving any grant on their own behalf are also eligible to apply for the R350 grant.
“We would like to reiterate that only those who meet the criteria and have no financial support from any source should apply for this grant.” SASSA said.
If you meet the eligibility criteria for the R350 grant, you can apply on one of the following platforms:


SASSA website –
Email –
WhatsApp: 082 046 8553 (send a WhatsApp message to this number. Make sure to include your name, surname and ID number in the WhatsApp message. You will then receive a message which will detail the next steps you need to follow.)
USSD line: Dial *134*7737# and follow the prompts

Applications can only be submitted once and only on one application platform. The first round of grant payments started on 25 August 2021.

Old applicants will have to reapply for the grant in order to be considered. This comes as SASSA hopes to verify the details of all applicants by following a new system.

“It is also important to emphasise that the previous SRD grant expired on 30 April 2021 and this means that all those who had previously applied must re-apply again, in order to enable us to assess their eligibility as we did every month during the previous period, and all applications will be treated as new applications every month.” SASSA explained.