Latest Sassa SRD Grant Payment News Today

With September fast approaching, a lot of Sassa applicants will be eligible to receive their Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant payment. But, for some Sassa applicants whose Sassa SRD grant applications were rejected have been given a reasons why they should not appeal their rejection.

Following, the adjustment of the Sassa SRD grant recently, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is expecting over 10 million South Africans who are jobless to qualify for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant.

Now, after Sassa noticed that some SRD grant beneficiaries were receiving other forms of financial help from the government, they rejected their Sassa SRD grant appeal.

Applicants cannot be receiving aid from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) or the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas), if they want to benefit from the SRD grant.

Immediately, you will receive a rejection SRD grant status informing you that you are UIF Registered or Nsfas Registered, if Sassa finds out that you are receiving financial help from these institutions,

The Spokesperson for Sassa, Paseka Letsatsi explained that applicants who receive these SRD grant status must not immediately submit an SRD grant appeal.

Mr Letsatsi urged applicants to first approach the UIF or Nsfas to request that they remove the details from their database.

This could ensure that it is not detected when your SRD grant reconsideration request is being processed. 

Letsatsi said, “If you are rejected because you appear on the database of another entity, do not appeal before going to that entity to request that your details be removed from that entity.”

Applicants whose SRD grant applications were declined by Sassa have the right to appeal. However it is important to note that the SRD grant appeals process has changed.

The Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals will consider SRD grant appeals.

Submitting a SRD grant appeal can be difficult sometimes, but has compiled some steps to guide you with the process of submitting an SRD grant appeal. 

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