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SASSA Rejects IRP5 Registered Applicants, here’s what it means

Have you been recently declined by SASSA due to IRP5? If not thousands, there are well over a million applicants who have recently being rejected because they are still registered as employees with SARS and so SASSA assumes they are still working

What is an IRP5?

An IRP5 document is the employee’s tax certificate outlining the employer/employee’s related incomes, taxes as well as all kinds of related deductions each year as it ends.

The IRP5 is used by employees to complete their income tax return for each year. In essence, the employer is required to inform SARS about your income for a specific period which includes the tax deducted from your salary.

A way forward

Your application for SASSA COVID 19 SRD Grant is declined. Records indicate you had income in the last 18 months.” The SMS takes a new meaning in the word “disappointment” for many applicants.

This can only be resolved by contact SARS and have your documents updated. SARS may require additional paperwork from your previous employer. You may call SARS on 0800 00 7277 for assistance – You may choose to do this online through the SARS online portal.

It is unfortunate that SASSA isn’t aware that most rejected applicants qualify for the grant and all that has to be done is have their documents updated. again to appeal to SASSA, send an email to covid19srdappeals@sassa.gov.za.


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Mzameni Memela 18 November 2020 at 3:12 pm

IRP5 registered but I’m not working

David 17 November 2020 at 11:31 am

Saasa declined me and am not working

David 17 November 2020 at 11:31 am

Saasa declined me n am not working

Sphephelo 14 November 2020 at 11:28 pm

This is unfair because I am no more working and I’ve applied for for R350s but I’v never received anymore anyone can help me so that I’d be happy

Puleng motaung 11 November 2020 at 8:26 pm

It declined me and I am not working

Dineo Michelle 9 November 2020 at 8:13 am

People who applied in May what about us because the status is iRP5 registered


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