Many have taken to social media to express their frustration after being turned down for the SASSA R350 grant.
There are several reasons for this, even if one is owed by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) or is a beneficiary of the National Student Financial Aid Plan (NSFAS), regardless of the amount sent to you.
An NSFAS recipient, who receives R290 per month from the plan (which is much less than the R350 grant), was also rejected.
Other key factors to consider: Sometimes your application is denied if you have lost your job, but the status is not reflected. SASSA would then conduct a means test.
“Reconsideration requests will be further evaluated by verifying if there are funds of more than R595 flowing into the client’s bank account. An exception would be if the funds come from a grant related to Sassa children, ”the agency said.
SASSA uses the information provided by various institutions, including UIF, SA Revenue Service, NSFAS and banks, among others, to verify income from alternative sources.
If your R350 grant application has been denied, you can appeal the decision online.
To challenge any decision, rejected grantees should visit https://srd.sassa.gov.za/.
Act fast, because you only have 30 days from the date of the denial to file your appeal.
You must start a new appeal for each denied application; nothing will be done automatically.