Can I Still Appeal For SASSA's R350 Grant?

If you have been declined for the R350 SRD grant in the period February to April 2021 and you’re curious as to whether you can still appeal this, keep reading.

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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) introduced the Special R350 COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to provide relief to individuals over the age of 18, who had lost their jobs or could not find jobs due to Covid-19. 

The grant came to an end on 30 April 2021 after being introduced in April 2020 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Many applicants may be wondering whether they can still appeal applications that have not been approved.

The answer is yes they can.

SASSA has stated that  those who were not approved for the grant between February and April in 2021 still have the opportunity to lodge an appeal on their website.

The deadline for appeals is 31 May 2021 and SASSA has said that no appeals will be accepted after this date.

“If the appeal is not lodged, the declined application will not be reconsidered,"

How To Send Your Appeal

  1. Go to the SRD Grant website
  2. Scroll down to 'Application for reconsideration'
  3. Click on the yellow bar
  4. Fill in the required fields

When lodging an appeal, applicants are requested to provide reasons why they think the SASSA decision was incorrect or provide motivation when lodging their complaints.

SASSA will relay the outcome of the appeal through an SMS to applicants.

How To Track Your Appeal

  1. Go to the SRD Grant website
  2. Scroll down to 'Application for reconsideration'
  3. Click on the yellow bar
  4. Fill in the required fields
  5. You will now be able to view your information

Those who have been approved for the R350 SRD grant but have not yet received payment will still get paid. Applicants are encouraged to contact SASSA offices if they have not yet received their social grant payments.

Applicants who have been approved will receive payments from the month in which they applied. They are encouraged to check their application status regularly in the event of no payment. 

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