How to Proceed SASSA Reapplication?

How to Proceed SASSA Reapplication?

The Nation’s state of disaster has come to an end now. According to the Department of Social Development, the beneficiaries who previously received the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant have to reapply for the grant. Paseka Letsatsi (the head of communications at Sassa) and Africa Melanie discussed with each other why they need to reapply for the application.

The Letsatsi says this Since the national state of disaster has ended now and R350 grants were processed to fight against the disaster. Since that has ended now, the grant has been reinstated under the Social Assistance Act, which has its requirements. Here, is a complete guide for you about ” How to reapply for the r350 grant”?

How to Proceed SASSA Reapplication

SASSA Reapplication

If the recipients still want the grant, they have to reapply to confirm whether or not they fulfilled the requirements of the Social Assistance Act. President Cyril Ramaphosa declared in April, that the grant would be extended from April 2023 until March 2024. Now the Minister of DSD has published the new regulations for grant application in the normal era. For the beneficiaries who already have re-applied for the grant, there is no need for them to apply again and again as SASSA considers only one application. On the contrary, it may confuse the system and there becomes a delay in the verification and approval phase processes. So, you must only have to apply for once through any channel.

How To Reapply For SASSA R350 Grant

You can re-apply for the grant through the Sassa website:

Reapply For Sassa R350 Grant
Reapply For Sassa R350 Grant

There is no need to re-apply every month for the R350 grant. You just apply once because now the R350 grant is reinstated under the Social Assistance Act but according to the Deputy director-general of the Social Development Department Brenda Sibekoyou need to put an eye on the SASSA website every three months to check a notification or if there are any queries from SASSA that require answers because, on the basis of your provided information, SASSA has to determined whether if you still need the grant or not“. So, you need to reconfirm your grant application once every 3 months. The only purpose of reconfirmation is to inform Sassa that you still need the grant. You also need to update about your circumstances in response to the screening test, If there occurs any change in your financial condition.

how to reconfirm the grant application after every 3 months
Re-confirm grant application

When you can re-apply:

The reapply application for the R350 grant is now open. Before resubmitting the Sassa application, first, you have to confirm that you fit in eligibility criteria which are:

  • The beneficiary must be a South African citizen, permanent resident holder, refugee asylum seeker or holder of special permits.
  • The applicant has no current employment.
  • Have no financial source or income means.
  • Applicant’s age is between 18 to 60.
Eligibility Criteria for SASSA Reapplication

After successful submission of your application, you can also check your SASSA grant status online.

According to the new regulation of the Social Assistance Act, SASSA fixed the threshold for the applicant’s income means that the individual salary must be below the threshold price.

Note: Applicants must provide their personal details correctly to Sassa and try to avoid scammers. If the receipt chooses the cellphone as their payment method then first they must RICA their cellphone numbers otherwise their application is disqualified or disapproved by the Sassa official.

According to Oliphant, The entire SASSA application process has been converted to a purely digital format now., which makes it possible to quickly access the information and reduces turnaround times.

SASSA SRD Reapplication Pending?

The “Reapplication Pending” status on your SASSA SRD 350 Grant application could be due to various reasons:

  • Incomplete Application: Ensure all required information and documentation are provided.
  • Non-Receipt of Initial Application: Confirm that SASSA has received your initial application.
  • Verification of Provided Details: Your personal information or documentation may need verification.
  • Inaccurate Financial Information: Double-check and provide accurate financial details.
  • Technical Issues: Ensure a stable internet connection and resolve any technical obstacles.


So, the millions of South African citizens who were beneficiaries of the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant, now need to re-apply to sustain that position. You will start receiving the grant after the processing and verification within 7 to 10 business working days from the day you submit your information to Sassa.

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