Covid-19 SRD Grant Applications: If you’re currently unemployed and in need of financial assistance, you may want to consider applying for the Special COVID-19 350 Social Relief of Distress Grant offered by the South African Social Security Agency. The application process involves filling out a form on their website. However, some applicants have reported that their grant application has been declined by SASSA. In this article, we will discuss what steps applicants can take if their grant application is declined.
If you’ve submitted an SRD grant application and are seeking information on its status, there are several methods to check. You can check the status through the website of the United States Social Security Administration (SSA), visit a local office, use the Moya app, or use the phone numbers provided in this article.
Reasons for rejection of Social Relief of Distress (SASSA) grants can vary due to the strict guidelines set by SASSA. If your application was rejected, it’s important to understand why. If you already have a COVID-19 350 social relief of distress grant but it was rejected by SASSA, you can find out the reason by reading further.
Is SASSA rejecting your application for a special COVID-19 Grant?
SASSA has seen a high number of rejected applications, particularly for the COVID-19 grant. The agency reported that 50% of applications were declined due to qualifications criteria. Approximately 4 million applications were rejected. However, 80% of these applications were later approved after being appealed for reconsideration. SASSA has decided to review declined applications to determine the underlying reasons for rejection. This article aims to provide insight into how other agencies handle rejected applications for COVID-19 grants and how it may benefit future applicants.
If you applied for the “Central Government Scheme of Assistance to special educational institutions” (COVID-19) grant and haven’t received a response, your case may have been reviewed. SASSA found that over 80% of declined COVID-19 grant applications were actually eligible. To address this issue, SASSA reached out to all eligible individuals who had not responded to their initial correspondence by the specified deadline. This was due to a technical error in SASSA’s database.
The South African Students’ Solidarity Association (SASSA) has made significant changes to its scholarships, including increased availability for disadvantaged students. Beginning in 2018, SASSA has increased the number of scholarships awarded annually, offering opportunities to over a million students each year.
What are the reasons SASSA rejects your COVID-19 applications?
You may be rejected by SASSA for these reasons.
Identifying alternative sources of income.
Your application may be rejected if your bank account payments exceed the specified threshold. The threshold amount varies by period, with R350 set for April 2022 to July 2022, and R624 for August 2022 to March 2023.
The identities of the individuals could not be verified.
SASSA may reject your application if the personal information you provided at the time of application does not match the information received from the Department of Home Affairs.
Members of any other SASSA grant program.
If you are a member of SASSA COVID-19 or another grant program, SASSA will reject your application.
Identified as an existing member of NSFAS.
If you are receiving the National Student Financial Aid Scheme at the time of application, you will be eligible for the COVID-19 grant.
It was discovered that an employee was employed.
If you are employed by the government, the SASSA will reject your application
Over 60 years of age.
If you are 60 years or older, your COVID-19 grant application will not be approved as Old Age Grants are available to individuals at that age or older.
Those under the age of 18
If you are under the age of 18, SASSA will not approve your application. A separate grant is available for children.
Registered with the UIF.
Your COVID-19 grant application may be rejected if SASSA determines that you are registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).
SASSA will reject your COVID-19 grant application if it is found to be fraudulent.
If you prove to be a fraudster, Fraud Prevention Services will reject your application.
If you believe your COVID-19 grant application was wrongly rejected, you can file a reconsideration appeal. Don’t worry if the rejection was on invalid grounds.
When you submit a SASSA SRD 350 application, what is the process for appealing
You can appeal your SASSA SRD application by following the steps below.
- Visit the SASSA SRD website
- Tap the “Click Here to Lodge an Appeal” button
- Enter your ID number and mobile phone number
- Send a Pin through the website
- Receive OTP pin from SASSA
- Enter the pin in the website
- Identify the reason for rejection by selecting the appropriate option on the website or refer to the letter sent by SASSA
- Submit a reconsideration request by clicking the submit button
After submitting your reconsideration appeal, SASSA will review it within 7 days. You can check the status of your appeal by visiting SASSA’s website, contacting them via their WhatsApp number, or using the Moya app.