Sassa News Today – Some of the applications for a Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant are rejected due to the lack of information.

The SRD grants are distributed by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and it is crucial that you supply accurate information in order for your application to be successful.

The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant has been extended, however the DSD is calling on people to apply for the grant. The budget allocation is also meant to provide more people with the crucial relief mechanism, who are unemployed and living in South Africa.

This application for the National Minimum Wage Grant has been rejected. These changes include increasing the income threshold to R624, removing bank verification as the main criteria for determining eligibility and removing the need for grant beneficiaries to answer questionnaires every three months to confirm they still require the grant. Despite these changes, applications for the grant can still be rejected by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa).

Here Are The Reasons Why Your SRD Grant Application Was Rejected

Decline Reason Meaning 
alternative_income_source_identified The client had funds flowing into their bank account more than the specific income threshold for that specific period.  August 2021 – March 2022 = R595April 2022 – July 2022 = R350 August 2022 – March 2023 = R624
Indentity_verfication_failed The personal details provided during their SRD grant application did not match their details according to home affairs
Existing_sassa_grant The client is receiving another grant from Sassa
Debtor The client was paid the R350 grant for months when they didn’t qualify.  This client will only receive new SRD grant payments wants they pay back the money they received previously when they did not qualify for the SRD grant
Nsfas_registered Sassa detected that the client is receiving funds from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) during the period of consideration 
UIF_registered Sassa detected that the client is registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) during the period of consideration 
Gov_payroll_registered The client was in the employment of a government institution during the period of consideration 
age_outside_range(>60)The applicant does not qualify for the SRD as they qualify for the older persons grant 
age_outside_range(<18) The applicant does not qualify for the SRD grant as they qualify for the child support grant
Deceased Record on DHA The client was registered as deceased on the Department of Home Affairs website during the period of consideration

You have the right to appeal your SRD grant application if it has been rejected by Sassa. The ITSAA works independently from Sassa and can take up to three months to evaluate appeal applications.

The ITSAA warned that when clients fail to submit an appeal, they will sustain Sassa’s original decision to reject the grant application. This is because if no appeal request is made, it would indicate that the client has accepted the decision made by Sassa to reject their grant application.

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