How to Apply for R350 Grant on WhatsApp
The Sassa R350 Grant has been introduced in 2020 by the South African President to assist citizens affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Africa. It is disbursed by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) on a monthly basis and can be collected in various ways.
How helpful is this grant?
When CareerPage.co.za asked the site users “How did this grant helped you? The following were some of the responses they gave:
Yvonne said “It has helped me to start a business by selling ice cream, lollipops, zimbas and icy at home. She further added. “At least I have something helping to generate money.”
How to Apply for R350 grant?
You may apply for the R350 grant on several channels including the SRD website, GovChat messenger platform, USSD and WhatsApp.
How to Apply for R350 Grant on WhatsApp [Step by Step]
The following are steps to follow in order to apply for R350 grant on WhatsApp:
Step 1: Save this number on your phone, (+27) 082 046 8553
Step 2: Send the word “Sassa” via WhatsApp to the number you just saved. You will receive a welcome message with 4 options to choose from for your next reply.
Step 3: Reply with the word “SRD” on the message received.
Step 4: The next message will ask you if you are applying for yourself or for someone else. Reply with either 1 or 2 as per what is applicable to you.
Step 5: Reply the next message with your full names.
Step 6: Reply with your surname.
Step 7: Now, you will receive a message with a link where you have to click it and read the terms and conditions. After reading the terms and conditions, go back to WhatsApp and continue with the application. You have to reply with “Yes” to accept the terms and conditions.
Step 8: You will now be required to reply with your home address residential address or drop a pin location on your WhatsApp if you are at your home.
Step 9: Select whether you are a SA Citizen, Permanent resident or a Refugee by replying with an appropriate option applicable to you.
Step 10: You will get another message with a reference number, a onetime pin (OTP) and a link. Click that link within 2 hours and complete your application either on GovChat or the SRD website.
Those are the steps you need to follow in order to apply for R350 grant on WhatsApp.
The R350 grant has been recently extended for another 12 months. You may be asking yourself what’s next? do I have to reapply for the R350 grant? The answer is no. If you have already been approved for the current R350 grant, you do not have to reapply. Only those who have not yet applied can apply. Also those whom their applications have been rejected can reapply or apply for reconsideration that is to make an appeal.
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