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

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 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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  1. Ramaabele Mariam Tau
    My appeal for SRD sassa
    I didn’t get SRD sassa for 350 due to UIF reflecting on the sassa system and I’m no longer receiving UIF anymore, I was last received UIF on the 16/07/2021

  2. My application was declined I don’t understand why because I’m not working and taking care of 6 children, 3 of them I’m their gadian I’m not even getting child support grant for them.


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