GovChat App Sassa Application for SRD R350 Grant

Sassa applications are coming in massive numbers and dealing with such a large number of registration applications is not an easy task. To tackle this situation, the Sassa status check is now available on the GovChat app as well. If you want to apply for the Sassa SRD R350 grant then you can use the GovChat app.

What is the GovChat App and Why Consider it for the SRD R350 Grant Application?


GovChat is a company and app that collaborates with the government of South Africa. The founder of this company is Eldrid Jordaan and he is the son of Paul M. Jordaan who is a former political activist and trade unionist in South Africa. Currently, the app has 9 million active users.

The main purpose of developing this app is to provide easy and transparent access to governmental tools. Also, it is an easy approach for measuring the performance of local government. 

So when it comes to SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) the app offers a hassle-free method to apply for the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress R350 grant. It is very easy now to apply for this R350 grant online. There is no need to visit the Sassa office and then submit your application.

How To Apply for SASSA SRD R350 Grant on GovChat?

The process of applying for a Sassa grant via GovChat is easy. You need to be prepared with your details. Follow these steps to apply for an SRD grant using this smartphone app:

How To Apply for SASSA SRD R350 Grant on GovChat
  1. First of all, you need to download the GovChat app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. You can download the app, install the app, and proceed to the next step.
  2. If you do not want to install the app then you can visit the official website of GovChat here.
  3. Open the website or app and here you need to provide your phone number in order to start the registration process. You will see a statement on the homepage “Add your mobile number below”. This is necessary to verify your account.
  4. Now you will see a captcha that you need to fill out for verification purposes.
  5. On the next page, you will need to login to your Sassa portal account.
  6. Once you are logged in, you will see all types of SASSA grants that you can avail of. However, in this case, you need to select only “Social Relief Of Distress R350”.
  7. Here you will see the Sassa application form that you need to fill out carefully.
  8. You need to enter all of your required personal details. You should enter all the details correctly as misspelled information will lead you to application declined status. (Note: Do not provide false information if you are not eligible for the Sassa grant. This can lead you to a lawsuit against you).
  9. Now you will need to sign your name electronically on the application form. After signing the GovChat Sassa application form, you can submit it to Sassa.
  10. After the submission of the form, you will receive a SASSA reference number that you can use to check your Sassa payment status.

Use Govchat WhatsApp To Apply for the Sassa Grant Online

Another method to apply for the Sassa Social Relief of Distress grant is using GovChat WhatsApp.

  1. Go to your phone dialer and dial “082 046 8553”.
  2. Now save this phone number with any name like “Sassa SRD Grant”.
  3. Open your WhatsApp and choose “Sassa SRD Grant” as a recipient.
  4. Now type “SASSA” and send it to the above-mentioned recipient.

Who Is Eligible for Sassa SRD R350 Grant Payment?

If you are not sure what are the requirements to be eligible for the Sassa SRD R350 grant then you can check all the details below:

  • Only South African residents and refugees can apply for this grant.
  • The applicant should not have a monthly income greater than R86,000 in case they are applying for a child support grant. For all other types of grants, the income should be less than R48,000 per month.
  • The age of the applicant must fall between 18 and 60 years old.
  • All applicants have to pass the means test.
  • Applicants should not be receiving any other Sassa grants.

How To Use Govchat App for Sassa Status Check Online for R350?

You can use the GovChat app to check your Sassa SRD status online. The process is super simple and less time-consuming as well. Just follow the commands:

  1. Open the Gov Chat app and login to your account.
  2. Now go to Sassa SRD R350 grants.
  3. Choose the check status option.
  4. Enter your ID number and phone number and check the status of your grant.
  5. You can also check your Sassa balance on this app.


How do I apply for the GovChat app?

You need to download the GovChat app and then you can apply for it. Just open the app, fill out the application form, and submit it to Sassa.

How do I chat with SASSA on WhatsApp?

Save the number “082 046 8553” and then you can chat with Sassa on WhatsApp.

How do I check the status of my SASSA R350 complaint?

You can check the status of your R350 complaint on Sassa’s official website.

Can I make a Sassa appointment online?

Yes, with the help of GovChat, you can make a Sassa appointment online.

What is Govchat Sassa’s medical assessment?

To qualify for the Sassa disability grant, an applicant has to provide a medical/assessment report that will verify that the person has a severe and permanent disability. It is very crucial to provide this report.

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