What led to your Sassa Application Status being Declined

If you applied for a Sassa grant and your application has been declined, we want to help you understand why. This information should help you determine if it is possible to appeal your application status so that it can be reconsidered.

If your application was declined, it means that it did not meet one or more of the qualifying criteria. You can review the qualification criteria below to ensure that you did not make any mistakes in completing your application.

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If you did not make any mistakes in completing your application, then you may submit an appeal for reconsideration by clicking on this link: Appeal Application Status

Qualifying Criteria

In order to qualify for a grant under the Social Assistance Act of South Africa (No 13 of 2002), applicants must meet certain conditions as set out in section 34(1) of the Social Assistance Act:

They must be South African citizens or permanent residents;

They must live in South Africa; They must have been resident in South Africa for at least five years immediately preceding their application; They must have been unemployed for at least 12 months immediately preceding their application; They must be unable to work due to illness or disability.

There are two ways to check your Sassa Application Status. You can either visit the Sassa website or download the Sassa app and check it from there.

The application status can be found under the applications tab on their website.

To be able to check your application status, you need to provide your personal details such as name, date of birth and ID number.

If your application has been declined by Sassa, they will send you a letter informing you of the reason for this action. In most cases, it is because you have not provided all the required documents or have not paid the required fees.

You can appeal against this decision by sending an email or visiting a Sassa office with the missing documentation that is needed for your application to be processed.


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