What To Do About 'Alternative Income Source' SRD Status


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Does your R350 SRD grant status say "Alternative Income Source"? Here's what you can do about this. 


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If you have applied for the Special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) then you are urged to check your application status to see if you have been approved for this grant. 

Applications for the R350 grant are open and will close March 2022. 

If you have checked your status and it states that your application was declined due to an "Alternative Income Source Indentified" then this means that you do not qualify for the SRD grant because you are receiving an income of more than R595 per month. 

Sassa will have detected that you have been receiving more than R595 per month into your bank account. 

So what can you do about this? 

If you feel like Sassa has made a mistake then you can submit a R350 grant appeal.  You have 30 days after being given this reason to do so. 

How to Appeal for SASSA Relief Grant Online

  1. Go to Sassa Appeals Website
  2. Enter ID number
  3. Enter telephone number
  4. Lodge appeal

When submitting this appeal you will have to provide reasons as to why you believe you were declined on an unfair basis. Once you submit an appeal, SASSA will then consider your application again.

Once you have submitted the SRD grant appeal, you should track it to find out the outcome. 

Click here to find out how to track your R350 grant appeal.

Sassa introduced the Special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress in 2020 as part of a R500 billion social and economic support package which was announced by the president in April when the national lockdown commenced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The R350 grant was introduced to financially assist unemployed individuals who could not afford to take care of the needs of themselves and their families. 

Find out more about Sassa, by clicking here.








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