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SASSA R350 Grant: What Does 'Debtor' Mean?

The South African Social Security Agency has received more than 13 million applications for the R350 social relief of distress grant. More than 3.7 million of these SRD grant applications were rejected by SASSA.

There are many reasons why these applications have been rejected. 

One of the reasons given to people as an explanation for declined grants is 'Debtor'. This means that the applicant was paid in the last round of grant payments. However, when audits were conducted it was found that you were not deserving and need to pay back before they are considered for this round.

SASSA says according to Section 10.1 of the Ministerial Directions ‘SASSA may recover all monies paid to any person in the event that such a person irregularly benefitted or was not entitled to benefit from the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant’.

To learn how to check your grant SRD status, CLICK HERE

If you believe you are eligible for the R350 grant, you can apply for your denied application to be reviewed and reconsidered. Follow the steps below to have your SRD grant application reconsidered:

Visit the SRD Website: https://srd.sassa.gov.za

Step 1: Find the Application for Reconsideration tab.
Step 2: Click on where it says ‘click here to apply for reconsideration’.
Step 3: You will be asked to provide your ID number and Mobile number.
Step 4: Follow the prompts to complete the reconsideration of your payment.

SASSA has approved more than 8.3 million SRD grant applications. Grant recipients are encouraged to wait for an SMS notifying them that their grant is available for collection before they go to the Post Office.

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