How to Apply for SASSA Unemployment Grant



How to Apply for SASSA Unemployment Grant

Whether you have got challenges or you are just starting to apply for the SASSA grant as an unemployed, you have come to the right place. Here, we are going to teach you how to apply for SASSA unemployment grant.

The good news about SASSA grant is that there are currently several ways to apply for the SASSA R350 grant. You can either apply via email, the official website, through SASSA call center, and through SASSA customer WhatsApp. Keep reading to learn how to apply for SASSA 350 grant.

How to Apply for SASSA Unemployment Grant

Below are some of the best ways to apply for the SASSA unemployment grant (also known as the SASSA R350 grant)

Apply Through Online

The most popular way to apply for SASSA R350 grant is through the online application portal. To apply through the website, follow the instructions below

  • Visit the official website SASSA application to apply
  • On your dashboard, select 'How do I apply for this SRD Grant' section
  • A yellow bar will appear. Click on the 'click here to apply online' icon
  • Enter your phone number
  • Next, click 'send SMS'
  • A verification code from SASSA containing your OTP (One Time Password) will be sent to your phone number. Enter it in the next stage 
  • Enter all the necessary information required in the stage. Make sure you provide authentic documents to avoid losing your application

Apply through SASSA Customer WhatsApp

To apply for SASSA unemployment grant via WhatsApp, follow the instructions listed below 

  • First of all, add their WhatsApp number to your contact list. The number is 082 046 8553
  • Log in to your WhatsApp numbers and send a message to the number
  • It is recommended you send a 'Hi' or 'SASSA' text.
  • SASSA will send you an automatic reply message welcoming you to the platform
  • Here, you should reply with SRD
  • To apply for yourself, type 1, and if you are applying for someone, type 2
  • You will receive terms and agreement. Enter 1 to agree
  • Next, you will be asked to enter your first and surname.
  • Read through the terms and conditions
  • Enter 'Yes' as an agreement
  • Enter the rest of the information required. Eg your home address, location etc.
  • In the next stage, select the type of resident you are ( Whether you are SA citizen, Refugee, or Permanent resident)
  • After selecting your citizenship status, an email or SMS containing your reference number, a site, and a link will be sent to you
  • Fill in the information on your homepage via the link sent to you. Make sure to to enter your OTP
  • Finally, enter your ID number and other necessary information to complete your R350 grant application 

Apply R350 Grant through Email

To apply for the SASSA unemployment grant through email, all you need to do is to send the an email to Wait for a few days or hours to get a reply.

How to Apply for SASSA Unemployment Grant through USSD

Another method of applying for the SASSA unemployment grant is through USSD. The SASSA application USSD line is *134*7737#

Through SASSA Call Centre

To apply through call center, dial this line 0800601011

Eligibility Criteria for Applying to R350 Grant

  • He or should be either a citizen, permanent resident, asylum seeker, or holders of special permit 
  • Applicant must be unemployed
  • He or she must be between the ages of 18 and 60 at the time of application 
  • He should not be under or receiving any other social grant 
  • Applicant must not have alternative source of income or receiving financial support from any other institution 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions about SASSA unemployment grant

How do I apply for SASSA unemployment grant?

You can apply for SASSA R350 Grant through the online portal, email, WhatsApp number, and through the call center.

How do I check my SASSA application status?

To check your application status, log in to your SASSA account using your South Africa applicant ID number, enter the phone number you used in the registration. Your application status will be displayed on your dashboard

Final Statement

By following the above guidelines, you should have no issues applying to the SASSA R350 Grant. If you have any questions regarding how to apply for SASSA unemployment grant, you can leave your question in the comments section.

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