Social Relief of Distress grant Sassa R350 is being paid to all eligible beneficiaries through the Department of Social Development. Here is the procedure for lodging social assistance appeals for your declined Sassa R350 grant application if you have been meaning to apply for an appeal due to your rejected application status.
You can appeal Sassa’s rejection of your R350 grant application by following the steps outlined in this article. The Sassa appeal process has changed due to new rules for grant applications.
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is a government institution that provides social grants to South African citizens who are vulnerable and meet the necessary eligibility criteria.
These grants include grants for the elderly, grants for disabilities, grants for child support, grants for foster children, and grants for care dependency. Social grants are provided by SASSA to South Africans who are most vulnerable and in need.
People with no income or assets can apply for the R350 grant or SRD grant. Monthly payments of R350 will be made if you qualify.
Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant payments have continued to be disbursed by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), but the agency has also had to deal with a huge backlog of applications after applicants lodged appeals.
Be sure to check your Sassa grant status at all times
Making sure that your Sassa grant application hasn’t been lost is always important.
The majority of people find Sassa to be an efficient organization, but there is always a chance that some problems may arise with so many millions of grants paid out each month.
The last thing you want is to miss out on your grant payment!
If you want to check on the status of your Sassa grant, you will need your ID number.
Your application can, and should, be appealed if the Sassa status check rejects it. You may have to spend some time filing an appeal for your Sassa grant, but the effort is well worth it.
Your money will be yours if your appeal is successful, although you may need to spend a little time appealing. If all else fails, you can always appeal for social assistance.
You can also read SASSA Care Dependency Grant Status Online
How To Submit Sassa Appeal For The R350 Grant
- In the same way that you applied for your SRD grant online, you should first visit srd.dsd.gov.za.
- Please click on the green bar that says ‘Click here to lodge an appeal or check the status of your appeal’
- Please enter your ID number
- Please enter your cellphone number
- The verification pin will be sent via SMS once you click ‘send pin’
- Click ‘submit’ after entering the pin
- You can submit an appeal for any month
- You can choose the reason for your appeal by selecting the dropdown arrow
- Click ‘submit’
You must also appeal for each month that your request has been denied. It is important to keep a check on the appeal status since appeals will be reviewed by an independent tribunal.
Since the Social Development Independent Tribunal already had information from Sassa applicants, the tribunal’s appeal process was simplified by combining Sassa’s with the Social Development Independent Tribunal’s.
As a result of its investigation, the Independent Tribunal will decide whether Sassa made any mistakes in evaluating your grant application, resulting in its rejection.
How long do you have to submit an appeal to Sassa?
If your grant application was unfairly rejected, you have a limited time to appeal.
There is no deadline for filing an appeal after receiving a declined status, but it is recommended that you do so within the first 30 days.
An appeal can be filed within 90 days of receiving notification of rejection. Sassa will no longer accept appeal requests after that. If an appeal is successful, Sassa will notify the applicant.
The complete guide to making a grant appeal to Sassa can be found here.
With a comprehensive guide to the Sassa appeal process, we are here to help you check your appeal status.
Tribunal independent of the government
Social relief appeal applications submitted by Sassa grant beneficiaries weren’t always assessed by the independent tribunal. An appeal application was reassessed by Sassa before the SRD grant was governed by the National Disaster Act.
SRD grants then became governed by the Social Assistance Act once the pandemic slowed down. Therefore, the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance on behalf of Sassa evaluates SRD R350 grant appeals outside of Sassa and the Department of Social Development.
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