SASSA R350 SRD Grant Reapplication

Following the lifting of the Disaster Management Act by the government in April 2022 wherein the processing of the R350 covid grant applications was stopped, a new order has been introduced by the Department of Social Development to facilitate the continuation of the R350 grant.

SASSA spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi stated that the R350 grant will now be provided under the Social Assistant Act which was proclaimed on the 22nd of April 2022.

SASSA officially announced on their social media pages about the SASSA R350 SRD grant reapplication process, encouraging new and old beneficiaries to re-apply. This comes with a few changes to the application process as requirements are tighter.

New Requirements for R350 Grant

The income threshold has been reduced from R595 to R350, this means that people who receive a monthly income of R351 or more are not eligible to apply.

The following people are eligible to apply:

  • South African citizen, permanent resident, a refugee, an asylum seeker with a valid visa or section 22 permit, or a holder of the special permit under the special Angola Dispensation, the Lesotho Exemption Permit Dispensation, or the Zimbabwe Permit Dispensation.
  • Between the ages of 18 and 60.
  • Residing within the borders of South Africa.
  • Not purposely refusing employment or education opportunities.
  • Not part of a government-funded or subsidized institution.

Beneficiaries will be undergoing the COVID-19 SRD grant means test monthly. This will be conducted via financial banks, and it is set to ensure that the people receiving it still qualify for the grant or not.

How to Re-apply for the R350 SRD Grant

All old beneficiaries and new people who meet the qualifying criteria are urged to re-apply to be considered for the new round of applications.

To receive payment for April, applicants are encouraged to apply before the end of April.

SASSA website channel is open for new applications, you may apply at

Their WhatsApp channel 082 046 8553 will be available during the course of the week.

Click here for May SASSA Grant payment dates