reasons for declined R350 SRD grant

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has released official information that SRD grant applicants can use to understand the reasons why their grant applications have been declined.

SASSA shared the information on its website and on its Twitter feed on Tuesday morning following a flurry of questions about declined applications that applicants have posted on its Twitter feed in recent weeks.

Here are a list of reasons an SRD grant application may be declined according to the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA):
  1. *alternative_income_source_identified: This means that SASSA has identified that the applicant has an income flowing of more than R595 per month.
  2. *identity_verification_failed: The personal information provided does not match Department of Home Affairs details.
  3. *esisting_sassa_grant: The applicant is a current recipient of a social grant
  4. *nsfas_registered: The applicant is receiving a benefit from National Student Fund Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
  5. *uif_registered: The applicant is in receipt or eligible for an Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) benefit.
  6. *gov_payroll_registered: The applicant is in employment in a government institution
  7. *age_outside_range: The applicant does not qualify for the grant due to not meeting the age requirement
  8. *referred_linked_risk_mobile: A fraudulent application has been received from this cellphone number
  9. *referred_safps: The client is registered as a perpetrator of fraud with the South African Fraud Prevention Services

SASSA also earlier advised applicants for the social relief of distress (SRD) R350 grant of how to check the current processing status of their grant applications.

SASSA has explained the meaning of the status of the application in a document released on its website and on its Twitter account on Tuesday. The agency also indicated the steps that applicants need to take depending on the status of the application.

The highlights of the document regarding the SRD grant as released by SASSA can be found here. Applicants also regularly can check The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) website for the latest payment dates of the grant.