Why Are Some Covid-19 SRD Grant Applications Could Be Declined?

Are you an unemployed person in need of cash? If yes, then you might want to apply for a Special COVID-19 350 Social Relief of Distress Grant from the South African Social Security Agency. Applying for this grant requires filling out an application form on their website but some applicants had their SRD grant application declined. In this article, we will cover what applicants should do when SASSA chooses to decline their application for a grant.

SRD Grant Applications Declined

You’ve applied for an SRD and after submitting it, you want to know whether the agency has approved your application or not. There are many ways by which you can check if your application has been approved or not. You can check your application status through the website of the United States Social Security Administration (SSA), the local office, the Moya app, or the numbers provided in this article.

What are the reasons why Social Relief of Distress (SASSA) grants are rejected? SASSA has set very strict guidelines for this grant, and it’s not easy to get approved. If you think your application has been rejected, read on to find out what went wrong. If you already have a COVID-19 350 social relief of distress grant but is rejected by SASSA and want to find out why to read below.

SASSA Rejects Your Special COVID-19 Grant Application?

SASSA has experienced many rejected applications, especially for the COVID-19 grant. According to the agency’s database, they reject 50% of applications because of qualifications criteria. The agency rejected around 4 million applications. 80% of the applications were qualified after appealing for reconsideration. The agency has decided to review declined applications for COVID-19 grants to find the bottom-line reason for rejection. In this blog, I will share with you how other agencies handle their rejected applications for COVID-19 grants and how it can help applicants who want to apply in future years.

If you have applied for the “Central Government Scheme of Assistance to special educational institutions” (COVID-19) and failed to get a response, then your case has been reviewed. SASSA has found that more than 80% of COVID-19 grant applications which were declined actually qualify. To solve this problem, SASSA sent a message to all qualified people who had not responded to their initial correspondence by the deadline. This was a technical error in the database of the agency.

As we all know, South African Students’ Solidarity Association (SASSA) has brought big changes to the form and amount of its scholarships. SASSA decided to give more scholarships to poor students in 2018. This means that SASSA is giving opportunities to over a million students as it announces new scholarship applications every year.

SASSA rejects your COVID-19 applications

Is there a reason why some Covid-19 SRD grant applications have been declined?

SASSA rejects your COVID-19 applications for what reasons?

SASSA may reject your application for these reasons.

  • Finding an alternative source of income.

When your bank account payments exceed the specified threshold, the agency will reject your application. For different periods of time, different amounts are specified. It is fixed for April 2022 until July 2022 for R350, and for August 2022 to March 2023 for R624.

  •  Identities could not be verified.

If SASSA does not receive the same personal information you gave at the time of application as it received from the Department of Home Affairs, your application will be rejected.

  •  A member of any other SASSA grant program.

SASSA will reject your application if you are a member of SASSA COVID-19 or any other grant program.

  • Identified as an existing NSFAS member.

At the time of application, if you are receiving the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, your COVID-19 grant will be awarded to you.

  • An employee was found to be employed.

The SASSA will reject your application if you are employed by the government

  • Over 60 years of age.

If you are 60 or older, the agency will not approve your application. Old Age Grants are available to people over 60

  • Under the age of 18

If you are under the age of 18, SASSA will not approve your application. A separate grant is available for children.

  • UIF registered.

SASSA will reject your application if it finds that you are registered in UIF.

  • Application for fraud.

In the event that your application is found to be fraudulent, SASSA will reject it.

  • The act of defrauding

Fraud Prevention Services will reject your application if they prove that you are a fraudster.

You don’t need to worry if SASSA rejected your application on irrelevant grounds if you still think that your application is valid. If you wish to appeal your application, you can file a reconsideration appeal.

What is the process for filing an appeal for your SASSA SRD 350 application?

Follow the steps below to appeal your SASSA SRD application.

  • Check out SASSA SRD’s website.
  • You can lodge an appeal or view the status of your appeal by tapping the button that says, “Click Here to Lodge an Appeal.”
  • Please enter your ID number.
  • You will then be asked to enter your mobile phone number.
  • You can send your pin by clicking the button ‘Send Pin’.
  • Upon receiving your OTP pin, SASSA will send it to you.
  • The pin should be entered into the box.
  • On your screen, you will see a number of options. Identify the reason for your application’s rejection by selecting the appropriate option. In the letter SASSA sent you, you can see the reason.
  • Click the submit button. There will be a reconsideration of your application.

Upon receiving your appeal, SASSA will verify it within 7 days. Through SASSA’s website, SASSA’s Whatsapp number, or Moya, you can check the reconsideration status after seven days.

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