Applicants whose SASSA R350 Grant was rejected can request an appeal, over 10 million applicants applied for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, while many others were rejected
“Out of the 10.9 million applications SASSA had received for the SRD grant, 5 million applications had been approved and approximately 5 million applications declined”
The SRD grant is administered under the new Social Assistance Act, which allows individuals with a monthly threshold of R350 and below to receive grant beneficiaries.
There are thousands and millions of applicants whose applications were unsuccessful for the R350 grant
If you have been rejected, you still have the chance to be selected, a new portal to register your appeal is opened, and this process has been made easy and simple,
Applicants will need an internet connection and data to appeal.
Those applying now are those rejected in April 2022, meaning if you are not rejected, your application is still being processed
The qualifying criteria for the R350 grant have also changed, meaning that clients who received the grant previously may not be approved for payment under the current iteration
“The legislation under which the R350 grant is provided and the qualifying criteria are not the only things that change about the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. The process of submitting an R350 grant appeal has also changed.”
“The Minister of Social Development (DSD) has appointed the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals to consider and decide on appeals relating to the R350 grant”
How To Submit A New R350 Grant Appeal
Log on to the New SRD Appeals Website srd.dsd.gov.za
Enter Your Identification Number
Enter The Cell Phone Number You Used during the Application Process, Lodge appeal
Click Send “Pin”
Follow The Prompts
Within 60 – 90 days from the lodging of the appeal, the Tribunal will inform you of the outcome of your appeal electronically
Appellants are reminded that the income threshold for insufficient means, as contemplated in the regulations, is R350 per person per month
You can obtain the status of your appeal on this website. Failure to lodge an appeal for each month that the Covid-19 SRD application was rejected by SASSA will result in the original decision being sustained.
The decision of the Independent Tribunal is the final decision and no further internal recourse will be available. If the applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the Independent Tribunal, the appellant may approach the High Court for judicial review as provided for in the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000 within a period of 180 day