Who Qualifies For SRD Grant

By Klenam JU •  Updated: 12/25/22 •  4 min read

Many people go through the application process required by the SASSA SRD grant but find out that their applications have been declined or rejected because they did not meet all the requirements.

This article delves into how to get approved and start receiving your money successfully.

Who Qualifies For SRD Grant?

Announced in March 2020 by president Cyril Ramaphosa a new social grant which benefited unemployed South African citizens and refugees, Asylum seekers and special permit holders between the ages of 18 and 60. He later announced in March 2022 an extension of the SRD grant, which will last till March 2024. The new extension came with new requirements, which anyone who wants to benefit from it should fall under. If you applied for the previous grant under the old requirements, you must reapply to continue receiving the grant. The following are the revised requirements:

How do I Know That I Qualify for R350?

As listed above, you can assess yourself through the qualifications to see if you fall short anywhere. Missing even one of them does not make you qualify for R350. Also, you are disqualified if you receive a monthly income of R350 in your bank account. A perfect example is that a parent who receives the child support grant and applies for SRD R350 will be disqualified.

How Do I Apply For SRD R350 If I Qualify?

After accessing yourself with the new requirement and you wish to apply for the R350 grant, follow the steps below;

You can also apply via WhatsApp through the number 0820468553

What Do I Do If My SRD Grant Application Is Declined?

The reason why many people get declined by SASSa is that after verifying your application, they found out that you :

All these reasons might be why you got declined by SASSA. You can apply for an appeal within a period of 30 days but not exceeding 90 days to the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals after you have been declined. The process for appeal goes this way;

How Do I Know if My Application Is Approved?

Your application will take less than 30 days to get approved. Through these steps, you can still check your application status within those 30 days.

If it appears pending, your application has not been approved yet. If you get approved, you will receive an SMS from SASSA telling you your application has been accepted.

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