Sassa SRD R350 Appeal For Declined Application

I know it can be incredibly frustrating when your SASSA SRD R350 grant application gets declined.

I’ve been there, staring at the screen in disbelief. But don’t lose hope just yet!

There’s a straightforward appeals process, and I’m here to guide you through it, step by step.

It might seem a bit daunting, especially with all the official websites and terminology, but I promise it’s not as complicated as it seems.

The first thing you need to understand is why your application might have been declined.

There are a few common reasons, but don’t worry, we’ll tackle those too. Once we know the reason, we can start building your appeal.

Why Your Application Might Have Been Declined

  • Income too high: SASSA checks if you have other income sources (salary, UIF, etc.) that exceed the allowed limit.
  • Other government support: You might be receiving other social grants.
  • Registered as employed: SASSA systems may show you’re working, even if you’re not.
  • Errors: There might be a simple mistake in your application details.

Steps to Lodge Your Appeal

1. Gather Your Information:

South African ID number: The one you used on your application.

Phone number: The one linked to your application.

2. Go to the Appeals Website:

Visit the official SASSA appeals website:

3. Start Your Appeal:

Click on the green bar that says “Click here to lodge an appeal or check appeal status.”

Enter your ID number and phone number.

Click “Send PIN.”

4. Verification:

You’ll receive an SMS with a verification PIN.

Enter the PIN on the website and click “Submit.”

5. Select the Month:

Choose the month for which your application was declined. You can appeal for multiple months.

6. Choose Your Reason:

Select the reason from the dropdown menu that best explains why you believe your application was unfairly declined.

If none of the options fit your situation, choose “Other” and provide a short explanation.

7. Submit:

Double-check all your information and then click “Submit.”

Important Things to Remember

Time Limit: You have 90 days to appeal from the date your application was declined.

No Documents Needed: You don’t have to upload any proof at this stage.

Decision Time: The independent tribunal will review your appeal. This can take 60-90 days, but they aim to be faster.

Check Your Status: Use the same website to track the progress of your appeal.