Since Friday, 6th November 2022 , hundreds of thousands if not millions of South Africans aged 18+ to 59 are trying to apply for the reinstated SRD R350 Grant.

So far the application process has been very hectic and challenging although there are some breakthroughs.


Below we find the best way to get your SASSA SRD R350 grant application done. In the coming months starting from April 2023, the SRD R350 will be extended.

It has to be noted that, SASSA initially gave about three or four ways (channels) one can use to apply but when the application process started, few were actually working right.


That put a lot of pressure on the server making the application process very slow and in most cases downturns.

Having seen the challenges and confusion, SASSA added other channels on board to help enhance the application procedure.


Follow these steps

  • Make sure you have a good internet connection.
  • Open any internet browser of choice
  • Enter this address into the address bar. You can likewise click on the link above (blue link)
  • A screen prompts will ask for the cell phone number you intend to use to apply.
  • An OTP (one time pin six digit code ) will be sent to the number and be asked to verify. Enter the six digits code and click on verify PIN.
  • In the next stage, agree to the terms and conditions of of consent.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions of after reading through
  • Submit personal information such as :
    • ID Number
    • Full Name and Surname as exactly captured in the ID documents
    • Gender
    • Disability (if any)
    • Address etc
  • Submission of Bank Account information or Choosing A payment option.
    • Applicants with Bank Account :
    • Provide the name of the Bank
    • Bank account number
    • Branch of the bank
    • Bank Account Type.
    • Agree to The terms and Conditions
    • Click on the Submit button
    • Applicants Without Bank Account :
    • Choose Cash Send or to be contacted for account opening. Note that Cash send account must be registered in the applicant’s name.
    • Agree to the terms and conditions
    • Submit your application
  • You will then received an SMS notification for a successful submission.

Note that Moya App is good to apply just as discussed above. The only difference is that Moya app does not require data, it is a data free service.


You can read more about how to use the Moya app for SASSA grants applications and status check here.

The third channel you can use to apply is the gov chat system.

Click on this blue link to view the full description and follow the screen prompts.

Please note that it might take you a few hours before you can receive notification for bank account submission.

The other channel which is not very common is the SASSA SRD R350 Chat Bot.

This web base app helps you to create a account by submitting your ID number and the phone number. And follow the bots instructions to submit your application.

  • Go to
  • Make sure you do it on PC for convenience.
  • The chat will ask a series of questions bit first just send “Hi”
  • You will be sent a code to verify your phone.

For the other channels such as the USSD code (*134*7737#) which is currently not functioning as well as the WhatsApp (0820468553).

Using WhatsApp to apply is discussed here.

SASSA has promised to bring on board another USSD code probably next week to augment the application process and moreover many people are using non-smart phones or phones with good internet connection.

if you need any assistance , just leave a comment at the comment section and we will attend to you.


By Edna

22 thoughts on “SASSA SRD R350 Grant Application. Step-by-step May 2024”
  1. Good evening my name is Fatiema phiri i want to check my status i tried to apply dont now if i did it right back i dont nw th code that they ask to check my status please help i did get a sms my bank details is active how do i get th code to check please

  2. Hi. What do I do with the SASSA OTP Code?
    Also, my son received an sms stating that his R350 grant application is now active but a week later he received another sms stating that the grant is declined due to other income received which DEFINITELY IS NOT THE CASE!

    1. Hi I forgot my phone number that,I apply I did lost my sim card what must I do to know if I was approved and to change it to my bank account pls I apply August 2021 pls help me I need desperately the money thk u my new num 0648620343

  3. Hi I forgot my phone number that,I apply I did lost my sim card what must I do to know if I was approved and to change it to my bank account pls I apply August 2021 pls help me I need desperately the money thk u

  4. Hi i which to find out wat do i do if it say uif register but i have not unplowed for 11 years on the uif system there is nothing pls help

  5. Hallo was lost my sim card and now I can’t get my money and that’s now 6 mouths money that I must go get there but what must I do to get that money.

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