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SASSA R350 social relief: How to appeal when you have been declined

SASSA released a statement and announced that it will review all the rejected applications ensuring all deserving and qualifying applicants who were previously rejected get paid. In a statement, SASSA said ‘has taken a decision to relook declined COVID-19 grant applications and get to the bottom of the reasons for rejection’, all the rejected applicants can now direct their appeals for review to covid19srdappeals@sassa.gov.za.

Now the question which most people are asking is, how does one file an appeal for the rejected application, for which the answer is,  ‘SASSA is working with the Department of Social Development to finalize the modalities of the appeals process for applicants who still feel that their applications were rejected unfairly’.

With a little more patience, SASSA will implement the function to appeal and will be available on www.srd.sassa.gov.za website as soon as the relevant framework has been approved.

How to appeal when you have been rejected

SASSA CEO, Tsotsi Mamela said “Updating the UIF database has brought such a relief to us and the affected beneficiaries, the numbers will rise daily until we have paid all deserving individuals who were previously declined”,

SASSA explained further that ‘Over 70% of those that did not qualify were either receiving or qualifying for UIF benefits according to the database that SASSA was using then to sift through the applications. Subsequently, SASSA took a decision to request an updated database to reconsider the declined UIF cases instead of advising the aggrieved applicants to follow the appeals route.’

‘Out of this reconsideration process, it emerged that 85% of the UIF cases which were previously deemed not to be qualifying, actually qualify. ‘ SASSA said in a statement.


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Bonga Mqulwana 17 November 2020 at 5:22 pm

Irp5,,now sassa got unnecessary reasons of not giving us this money, since I applied ngoMay imali dololo

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