How to fix my declined R350 SASSA?

If your R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant application has been declined by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), there are steps you can take to address the issue and potentially rectify the situation.

here are some general steps you can consider:

1. Check the Decline Reason:

  • Find out the reason for the decline. The notification you received from SASSA should provide details about why your application was not approved. Understanding the specific reason is crucial for taking appropriate action.

2. Rectify the Issue:

  • If the decline is due to missing or incorrect information, rectify the issue accordingly. This may involve providing additional documents or correcting errors in your application.

3. Appeal the Decision:

  • SASSA allows applicants to appeal the decision if they believe it was made in error. Follow the appeal process outlined by SASSA, which may include submitting additional information to support your case.  The applicant has 30 days after rejection to lodge an appeal. Once this time passes, they can not go for the option of appeal.
  1. Visit the SASSA SRD website.
  2. Click on the “Reinstate my cancelled grant application” option under the “Cancel My Application” tab.
  3. Fill in the required information such as your ID number and cell phone number.
  4. Submit the form.

If your application was declined due to pending UIF payments or if you are newly unemployed, you may need to clear this with the Department of Labour and apply for reconsideration .

4. Contact SASSA:

  • Reach out to SASSA directly to inquire about the reason for the decline and seek guidance on how to resolve the issue. You can contact SASSA through their helpline or visit a local SASSA office for assistance.
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5. Visit a SASSA Office:

  • If possible, visit a SASSA office in person to discuss the issue with a representative. They may provide more personalized assistance and guidance on how to address the decline.

6. Verify Bank Details:

  • If you selected a bank payment option, ensure that your bank details provided during the application process are accurate. Incorrect or incomplete bank details can lead to payment issues.

7. Stay Informed:

  • Keep yourself informed about any updates or changes in the application process. SASSA may provide additional information on their website, through SMS notifications, or via other communication channels.

Important Note:

  • Be cautious of scams and unofficial channels claiming to assist with grant applications. Always rely on official information from the SASSA website, helpline, or local SASSA offices.

Remember to check the latest guidelines and procedures from SASSA, as the information provided here is based on historical practices and may be subject to change. If you encounter difficulties, seeking assistance from a local SASSA office or a community organization familiar with the application process can be beneficial.