SASSA: What Happens After You Send In A R350 Grant Appeal

If you have applied for an appeal for the SASSA R350 SRD grant and are not sure what to do from there, we're here to help. Here is what happens after you appeal and how to track your appeal.

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The President declared a National State of Disaster as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Because of this he implemented a special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) of R350 per month to be paid to individuals who are currently unemployed, do not receive any form of income, social grant, NSFAS or UIF payment. 

The grant was meant to assist poor individuals cover their needs during the pandemic. 

There has been many cases by which people applied for this SRD grant and been rejected but, SASSA allows these people to appeal. 

The question is however, what happens after you appeal? 

SASSA says that applicant who have successfully appealed will be reconsidered and and be notified of the outcome of their application soon. 

Appeals that are successful will be paid for their applicable months. 

The applicant will receive an SMS notification from SASSA directing the applicant on what to do next. 

Until you receive the SMS here is how to track your appeal: 

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

You can also call the SASSA Call Centre at 0800 601 011.

If you've already lodged an appeal, you will then not need to send another or contact the SASSA office. 

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