SASSA Reapplication for R350 SRD Grant

South African Social Security Agency grants are the lifelines for many financially deprived, unemployed disabled, and retired individuals. It is a hope of light in the darkness of financial crises that enables a person to manage household expenses. Mostly, people claim that their SRD R350 grant application is disapproved because they do not meet the criteria, according to the Department of Social Welfare.

They claim that they fall under the criteria, but the department is not approving their application. In such conditions, I advise them to reapply for the SASSA grant.

The reapplication process is not complex, and it resembles the initial application procedure. Come with me to explore how you can reapply for SASSA grant R350 and what the possible reasons are for your initial application being disapproved.

SASSA Reapplication

Before we dive into details, you should understand that the SASSA application disapproval is common for several reasons, and an applicant has multiple chances to apply again. It is possible that your application is disapproved because you have provided incorrect banking details, the address of your house is inaccurate, or the payslips are not certified, etc.

When Should I Reapply?

If your initial application is disapproved, you can reapply in order to make it clear that the first-time application was disapproved on the basis of a misunderstanding. The majority of the people in my circle complained that their initial applications were disapproved for no reason, but when they reapplied, the grant was in their account. Therefore, you should not be worried about the application disapproval, and you need to follow the instructions for application approval.

  • If your initial application is disapproved, you can reapply.
  • If your financial or health circumstances are changed, you can reapply for an SASSA grant.
  • If the information you provided is incorrect, such as inaccurate banking details or ID documents, you can reapply for an SASSA grant.
  • If the grant has expired, you can reapply.
  • If your eligibility is in question, as SASSA reviews the eligibility of recipients daily, you can reapply.
  • If your previous grant has been canceled or suspended, you can reapply.
  • You can reapply if you were ineligible due to your age and now fall under the criteria.
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Eligibility Criteria

It is possible that you do not meet the eligibility criteria; that’s why your application has been disapproved. Therefore, you should see the criteria and then advance forward to reapply for SASSA. The majority of people neglect the importance of eligibility criteria and apply multiple times, but the SASSA authorities recommend that an applicant should apply or reapply if he falls under the eligibility criteria.

  • An applicant must be a citizen of South Africa.
  • An applicant must be a resident of South Africa.
  • An applicant is between 18 and 60 years of age.
  • An applicant must have a South African phone number.
  • An applicant must have a South African ID number.
  • An applicant must not have registered for other grants.
  • An applicant must not receive financial support.

Reapplication Procedure

The reapplication process mirrors the initial application procedure, but there are a few changes that you may find challenging to understand. Therefore, I have divided the entire procedure into simple and short steps so you can effortlessly reapply. Follow the instructions as you advance forward in the guide.

Step 1: Go to the SASSA SRD R350 grant website via the link provided below.

Website link:

Step 2: Scroll down, and you will see the heading “Click here to update your existing application.”

Step 3: Tap the option, and it will take you to a new page where you can see empty bars, provide your ID Number of application and mobile number.

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Step 4: In case you are unable to understand, enter the application ID Number in the above bar and the Mobile Number in the lower bar.

Step 5: Recheck the provided information and click “Send SMS.”

Step 6: You will receive an OTP on the registered mobile number; you need to enter OTP in the bar to verify that the original applicant is accessing the portal.

Step 7: Once you have logged in, go to the application status, and here you can review your previously submitted application.

Step 8: You can edit the application, such as banking details, mobile number, or financial status and age, once you have edited the information, double-check the details.

Step 9: You need to provide up-to-date information; for example, if you were 44 years old when you submitted the previous application and currently you are 45, you need to change the age.

Step 10: Accept the terms and conditions if you agree with them and resubmit your application.

Step 11: When you resubmit the application, you will receive a message that your application has been successfully received. Additionally, you will receive a reference number; keep it safe because you may need it later.

Step 12: You should stay informed about the application status; therefore, I advise you to check the application status regularly.

SASSA Reapplication Procedure In-Person

Step 1: You can download the application form via the link I have provided below.

Download Link:

Step 2: Fill out the form carefully and provide all the authentic information.

Step 3: Attach the required documents, such as ID documents or proof of residency and banking details.

Step 4: Go to the nearest SASSA office and submit your application form.

Step 5: The SASSA application receiver can conduct an interview or inform you about the eligibility criteria.

Step 6: The application receiver will give you a receipt containing the reference number of the application; save it because you may need it in the future.

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How To Check Application Status?

Step 1: Go to the link provided below.

Step 2: A page will appear; provide your ID Number and Mobile Number in the empty bars.

Step 3: Click “Check Status,” and it will send you an OTP pin.

Step 4: Enter the pin, and it will show you the current status of your application.

SASSA Reapplication Statuses

  1. Approved: It indicates that you have been selected for a SASSA grant.
  2. Declined: It indicates that the application has been disapproved, and you should reapply.
  3. Pending: It indicates that the application is under process.


The SASSA may take time to approve your application due to the workload of thousands of applications. You should reapply for the SASSA grant after 30 days, and if your application is approved, you will receive the grant within 15 days after approval. Provide authentic information and do not repeat the same mistake; otherwise, your application will be disapproved again.

SASSA Contact Details

Phone Number: 0800 60 10 11


Do we have to reapply again for SASSA?

If your application is rejected, declined, or expired or your financial status is changed, you can reapply for an SASSA grant.

Why is SASSA pending so long?

There can be several reasons: your provided information is incomplete, your banking details are incorrect, or you do not meet the criteria. It is also possible that SASSA is processing your application but is unable to respond due to workload.

Final Thoughts

The South African Social Security Agency grant aims to fulfill the basic needs of people living below the poverty line. Our country is going through a delicate situation in which the government is unable to produce jobs and income sources for the people; therefore, it has invented a way to help people by providing them with an R350 grant. If your initial application has been declined, you can follow the instructions I have provided above to reapply, I hope this information will help you in the future; thank you.

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