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How SASSA Verifies R350 Grant Applications

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has approved more than 8.3 million Social Relief of Distress Grants (SRD) since applications were reopened last month.

More than 13 million people have applied for the SRD grant. Of these, more than 3.7 Million SRD grant applications were declined.

Here are the steps SASSA takes to determine whether or not you qualify for the R350 SRD grant:

Step 1- The information you provide to SASSA is validated by the Department of Home Affairs. This information includes your ID number, Name and Surname.

Step 2- Your ID number is then matched against various databases. These databases include the South African Revenue Sevices (SARS), Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and National Student Finacial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

Step 4- Your ID number and mobile number is then put through a Fraud Risk Scoring process.

Step 5- Once these steps are completed, SASSA will decide if your SRD grant application is successful or unsuccessful

Remember, to qualify for the special Covid-19 SRD grant, applicants can not be receiving any other Covid-19 related support from Nsfas or the UIF. Applicants can also not have additional sources of income.

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