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SASSA R350 Grant, Why Your Application Has Been DECLINED and What You Need To Do Fast

SASSA R350 Grant, Why Your Application Has Been DECLINED and What You Need To Do Fast


SASSA R350 Grant, Why Your Application Has Been DECLINED and What You Need To Do Fast

There have been many people who have taken to social media to express their frustration after being rejected for the R350 grant, despite being eligible.

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has revealed that nine million people submitted applications to receive the SASSA R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant. However, there have been claims that some of those submissions have been rejected, despite the applicants meeting the criteria.

To qualify for the SASSA R350 grant you need to be:

  • South African citizen/permanent residents/refugees/asylum seekers/holders of special permits
  • Be unemployed
  • Have no alternative source of income or financial support from any other source
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 60

Here Is Why Sassa Grant Application Rejected

Many beneficiaries of Sassa R350 grants took to social media to express their concerns after being rejected for the SASSA R350 grant. There are a few reasons for the application rejections, including;

  • If one is owed by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) or
  • Is a recipient of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), regardless of the amount forwarded to you.

One of the  NSFAS recipients, who receive R290 a month from the scheme (which is far less than the R350 grant), was also rejected. Imagine how frustrating that can be.

  • Other key factors for the Sassa R350 to be declined could be if you have lost your job, but the status doesn’t reflect. SASSA would then have to conduct a means test or investigation.

“Reconsideration applications will be further assessed by checking if there are funds of more than R595 flowing in the client’s bank account. An exception would be if the funds are from a Sassa child-related grant,” said the agency.

You need to remember that SASSA uses information as provided by multiple institutions including:

  • UIF,
  • SA Revenue Service,
  • NSFAS, and
  • Banks

But, you don’t need to worry because below you can appeal for Sassa R350 Grant that was declined.

Sassa R350 Grant: How To Appeal A Declined Application

  • If your R350 grant application be denied, you can appeal the decision online
  • To challenge any decision, rejected beneficiaries have to visit
  • Please note that you need to act fast because you only have 30 days from the date of rejection to lodge your appeal.
  • You need to start a NEW APPEAL for EACH declined application – nothing will be done automatically.

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