What A ‘Referred’ SRD Grant Status Means

What A 'Referred' SRD Grant Status Means

The reason for your ‘Sassa Referred’ status after tracking your Social Relief Distress (SRD) grant might be unclear to you. In order to understand what is expected of you, it’s important to know what your status means.

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, most South Africans have lost their jobs, and more than half receive social grants.

As stated by the Department of Social Development (DSD), the SRD grant is aimed at individuals between 18 and 59 years old who are without an income source and are experiencing undue financial hardships in the wake of the pandemic-related unemployment.

Sassa Referred Status

The status of SRD grant applications is being checked by many applicants, and some applicants might receive the status of “Referred.”. In her explanation, Sassa clarifies what this status means.  

Your application was randomly selected for internal quality assurance and verification if you received the ‘Referred’ status. 

It came after a number of audit findings and complaints from the public about them not being included in the grant, according to the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). As a preventative measure, quality assurance and internal verification are also performed.

Cyril Ramaphosa explained that this was to prevent hunger in this country from causing pain and shame.

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