The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant was introduced to protect the most valuable members of South Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The grant was reintroduced by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) in August 2021. More than 14 million individuals have applied for the grant since. However, not everybody who applied for the SRD grant was approved for payment.
One of the messages received by those applicants who have been rejected is ‘Nsfas Registered’.
This means that Sassa has made the determination that you are a beneficiary of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). If you are indeed a beneficiary of NSFAS, you do not qualify for the SRD grant.
If you believe that Sassa has unfairly rejected your SRD grant application and are not benefiting from the NSFAS bursary, you can apply for reconsideration via Sassa’s SRD website.
Here’s What You Should Do About 'NSFAS Registered’ SRD Status
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.
It's important to note that the appeal must be lodged on the Sassa website within 30 days of when you received a rejection status. You must also submit an appeal for every rejected month.
You can also call Sassa’s toll free number 0800 60 10 11 for any grant related enquiries or visit their website https://www.sassa.gov.za/