What Not To Do If SRD Status Is 'UIF Registered'

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Has your SRD SASSA application been rejected and the reason behind it was 'UIF registered'? Keep reading to find out what you should and shouldn't do.


So you've submitted your R350 grant application, then when doing a SASSA status check you found that you were declined due to being 'UIF registered'. What's next?

'UIF registered' means that SASSA found that you are receiving or are eligible for UIF benefits. This then shows that you are receiving other funds or that you are not unemployed, which would mean you don't qualify.

The main requirements for the SRD grant is that you do not receive any other sources of income as well as no UIF benefits or other grants, NSFAS included. 

So what should you do if you find that this is not accurate and that you do in fact meet the criteria or have special circumstances?

What you shouldn't do when getting this message is visit a Department of Labour office. Instead, you are encouraged to submit an SRD grant appeal within 30 days of when your rejection status became available to you.

This appeal will mean that SASSA has to reconsider your application and you will have to give them good reason as to why you believe you should receive the grant.

Once you submit your R350 grant appeal, SASSA will then check your employment status with the UIF.

How To Appeal For SRD Grant

  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

Once you've submitted your SRD appeal, you will then need to track it. Click here to find out how.

The outcome of your appeal will be relayed to you through SMS.

Should you need assistance, your are urged to not contact or visit the Department of Labour and instead call 0800 60 10 11.

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