How Do I Apply for the R350 Grant? A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Covid-19 Relief

The R350 grant is a temporary financial assistance program provided by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) in response to the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The grant is intended to provide a basic income for those who have been financially affected by the pandemic and are in need of assistance.

If you are interested in applying for the R350 grant, here is a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

  1. Determine if you are eligible.

In order to be eligible for the R350 grant, you must be:

  • A South African citizen
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Unemployed and not receiving any other form of social grant or UIF payment
  • Financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic

It’s important to note that the grant is intended for those who are in need of financial assistance due to the pandemic, and not for those who are able to support themselves through other means.

  1. Gather your documents.

In order to apply for the R350 grant, you will need to have the following documents on hand:

  • A valid South African ID or passport
  • Proof of your residential address (such as a utility bill or lease agreement)
  • Proof of your bank account details (such as a bank statement or bank-issued card)
  1. Apply online.

The easiest and most convenient way to apply for the R350 grant is online, through the Sassa website ( On the homepage, look for a link or button that says “Apply for R350 Covid-19 Grant.” This will take you to a page with instructions on how to apply.

  1. Complete the online application form.

After submitting an online application form to receive the R350 grant from Sassa, the following steps typically take place:

  1. Review and verification of your application. Sassa will review your application to ensure that you are eligible for the grant and that all of the required information has been provided. This may include verifying your identity, residence, and financial situation.
  2. Approval or rejection of your application. If your application is approved, Sassa will notify you and provide information on how and when you will receive your grant payment. If your application is rejected, Sassa will provide the reason for the rejection and any information on how to appeal or reapply if necessary.
  3. Payment of the grant. If your application is approved, Sassa will pay the grant to your nominated bank account. The payment may take a few days to process, depending on the volume of applications and other factors.
  4. Ongoing review of your eligibility. The R350 grant is a temporary program, and Sassa will regularly review your eligibility to ensure that you are still in need of financial assistance. If your circumstances change or you are no longer eligible for the grant, Sassa may terminate your benefits.

It’s important to note that the process for applying for and receiving the R350 grant may vary depending on your location and specific circumstances. If you have any questions or concerns about your application or grant payment, you can try contacting Sassa for assistance.



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