SASSA: What A 'Suspended' SRD Status Means

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 The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant provides crucial support to more than nine million unemployed individuals living in South Africa. Here's what your 'suspended' R350 grant status means.


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The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant provides crucial support to more than nine million unemployed individuals living in South Africa. Here's what your 'suspended' R350 grant status means.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) revealed that more than 14 million people applied for the Covid-19 related relief. Around 4 million of these grant applications were rejected by SASSA.

SASSA provides the reason behind a grant application's rejection, which could allow grant applications to appeal the rejections status. Should this be successful, the grant applicant will get access to crucial relief.

Here's what the ‘Suspended’ status means

Some SRD grant applicants have received a rejection status which reads ‘Suspended’. This status may include ‘Deceased Record on DHA’.

According to SASSA, this means that the person is registered as deceased on the Department of Home Affairs database. This status will mean that you will not have access to the grant.

What To Do If You Have This Status

1. Contact the Department of Home Affairs to correct living status.
2. The client can submit a request for reconsideration via the website, should they feel that the reason is invalid, only after having corrected the details with Home Affairs . If you haven't contacted Home Affairs, your living status will reflect that you are deceased.

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.

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