Applicants who applied for the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant but were rejected may have appealed this decision. You can track the status of your appeal here.
The R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant was introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to provide financial assistance to individuals between the ages of 18 and 60 who are unemployed and do not receive any other source of income.
There are over 7 million beneficiaries of the R350 grant, but many applications are rejected because they do not meet the eligibility requirements.
Rejected applicants can appeal their rejection if they feel their application was unfairly rejected.
Checking Your SRD Grant Appeal Status For July 2023
It isto check your appeal status regularly to your appeal has not been lost. You your appeal status:
- Visit the Sassa Appeal website.
- Enter your ID number
- Enter your cell phone number
- Track your R350 grant appeal
The Sassa call center is available on 0800 601 011 if you need assistance checking your appeal status.
Please ensure that the contact number you provide is correct, as Sassa will notify you via SMS of the appeal’s outcome.
Sassa receives a high volume of appeals, so your appeal may take up to three months to be processed and an outcome emailed to you. However, you will be paid from the date you submitted your application.
The R350 grant may be rejected if applicants do not meet the eligibility criteria. The applicant may not meet the age requirements for the grant or may be receiving income, such as a salary, UIF payment, or bursary.
SRD grant appeals are decided by the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals (ITSAA). Those who are unhappy with the outcome of their appeal may file a judicial review with the high court within 180 days of receiving the ITSAA’s decision.