How Long Does A R350 Grant Appeal Take?


Millions of individuals rely on the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to purchase basic goods and services every month. However, many of the grant’s applicants have been rejected from receiving this crucial relief.




The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will no longer evaluate reconsideration requests for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. However, this does not mean that unsuccessful grant applicants won't have the opportunity to submit an SRD rreconsideration request.

The Department of Social Development (DSD) revealed that SRD grant appeals will now be dealt with by a body independent from Sassa. Appeals will now be considered by the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals (ITSAA).

Sassa added that appeals will not be done instantly and could take a few months to finalise.

They explained, “The appeals tribunal has three months to consider the appeal application and respond to the applications”.

Click Here To Learn How To Submit A New SRD Grant Appeal 

Unsuccessful SRD grant applicants are reminded that an appeal application needs to be made in relation to each month where a person is rejected by Sassa if they believe they do qualify for the grant. 

It is also important to note that the new system for appeals only applies to rejected SRD grant applications from April 2022 onwards. Old SRD grant appeals are still being processed by Sassa.

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