SASSA Appeals: What Does 'Meanstest' Mean?



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Are you trying to figure out what your SASSA appeal status means? If your appeal status is 'meanstest', keep reading to find out what this means for your application. 

SASSA has explained what the 'meanstest' status means for applicants waiting on feedback for their applications. 

"Means testing refers to a process where any funds flowing into the account of an applicant, whose application was declined after reconsideration, are tested against the criteria." said SASSA. 

This means SASSA will then have to determine if funds flowed into the account of the applicant during the previous month or not.

If there are no funds, SASSA will approve the application and pay out the funds. 

However, if funds are found in the bank account of the applicant, SASSA will decline the application. 

If you have not yet applied for the R350 grand, extended applications are currently open and will close on 30 April 2021. 

If you have already applied for the grant, you do not need to reapply. The South African Post Office (SAPO) has reassured beneficiaries that payments will be made in time. 

"Beneficiaries should also know that there is no deadline for them to collect their grant from the Post Office. The funds that are waiting for them do not expire and they can collect it later if it suits them."

You can apply for the R350 grant in one of the following ways:

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