SASSA Status Check Declined

Facing a SASSA Status Check Declined is very disheartening. I can understand the situation of those applicants who have applied for the SRD grant and now they are rejected. I know when someone is relying on the R370 grant payment it becomes very hard for them to live without it.

That is why, I have created this guide about the SASSA status declined for the SRD R350 grant. You will be happy to know that you can still get your grant payment if you are declined. With my easy and simple guide, you will know how to appeal for this declined status.

If you have submitted the SRD grant application, you should navigate to the SASSA Status Check page to know your SASSA status. You can get Status Pending or Status Failed results. But you do not need to worry as I have solutions for you.

SASSA Status Declined

SASSA Status Declined: What Are the Reasons?

You should not be wondering anymore about your SASSA status decline. Here are the top reasons that can decline an SRD grant application:

Reason 1: Alternative Income Source Found

The SASSA SRD R350 grant is strictly for individuals who are unemployed. If you are currently earning an income from any source, such as a job or business, you are ineligible to apply for this grant. Your eligibility for the Social Relief grant only arises if your financial circumstances change and you no longer have any source of income.

Reason 2: Identity Verification Failed

Another reason for a declined SASSA SRD R350 grant application could be errors in the details you provided, such as your ID number, name, or surname. If you made a mistake during the application submission, such as a typo, your application will be rejected due to these incorrect details.

Reason 3: NSFAS Registered

SASSA has declared in the eligibility criteria list that if you are a beneficiary of NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme), you are not allowed to get the Special COVID-19 SRD grant. It is because you are already receiving the grant payments in the form of the NSFAS student scholarship program.

Reason 4: Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Registered

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is a social security program in South Africa designed to provide short-term financial relief to workers who have lost their jobs. The UIF covers employees who are unable to work due to various reasons such as unemployment, maternity leave, illness, adoption leave, or the death of a contributor. If you are already receiving UIF benefits, you are ineligible to receive the SASSA SRD R350 grant.

Reason 5: Existing SASSA Grant

It will show as “existing_sassa_grant” and it means you are already a beneficiary of other SASSA grants like the Older Persons Grant or Disability grant. You are not eligible for the SRD grant if you are already receiving other SASSA grant payments.

Reason 6: Government Payroll Registered

SASSA will show a result as “gov_payroll_registered” when you are already a government employee. You should be aware that government employees are not allowed to get any type of SASSA grant.

Reason 7: Referred SA Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS)

If you are not eligible for the SASSA SRD grant but still you are applying for it, you will be marked as fraudulent. SASSA uses the Referred SA Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) to identify and reduce fraud in SASSA grants.

Reason 8: Age Limit

SRD grant is for those who are older than 18 years and younger than 60 years. If you fall in this age range, you are good to go. However, if your age is above or below this limit, you can not apply for the grant.

Reason 9: Deceased Person

You have applied for the SASSA grant using the details of a deceased person. This will not allow you to get the grant payments.

Reason 10: Debtor

SASSA closely monitors all grant applicants to minimize fraud. If a beneficiary’s circumstances change and they are no longer vulnerable but continue to receive the grant, SASSA will treat those payments as a debt owed to the government. The beneficiary will be required to repay this debt.

How to Fix a Declined SASSA SRD Application?

To fix the declined SASSA SRD application, the applicant has to fulfill the SRD grant eligibility criteria. After that, an applicant can use the SRD appeal option to get the R370 monthly grant payments.

How Do I Exercise My Right to Appeal The COVID-19 SRD?

If your answer is a yes to all these questions then you can appeal for an SRD grant.

  • Have you applied for the SRD R350 grant using an online electronic platform?
  • Have you checked your SRD grant status and found out you are declined?
  • Do you believe this decision is not justice for your rights?

If your answer is a yes to all these three questions, then you can proceed to the appeal application process.

SASSA Reconsideration Appeal for SRD Grant

Follow my steps to lodge an appeal to the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals (ITSAA) online. Please note that you have to appeal within 90 days after your grant application is declined.

  1. Open your internet browser on your phone or laptop.
  2. Visit the URL
  3. Go to “Lodge Appeal for SRD Declined Status”.
  4. Submit your SA ID number and phone number.
  5. Submit the appeal.

Check SASSA Reconsideration Appeal Status

Once you have lodged an appeal for the SASSA grant, you need to stay alert with your appeal status.

Here is how to check your SASSA appeal status online:

  1. Go to the SRD appeal webpage.
  2. Click on the check my appeal status.
  3. Enter your appeal ID and phone number
  4. Get your appeal status.
Updated: 7 June 2024 — 2:14 pm

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