Apply For Sassa R350 Reconsideration For Every Month You Were Declined

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If your Sassa grant application status says declined you have the right to apply for reconsideration if their grant application was declined. 


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Every declined Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant applicant has the right to apply for reconsideration if their grant application was declined. We have guidance for you on Sassa reapplication.

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has reminded clients who need financial support that if they have already applied for reconsideration, they should apply for reconsideration for every month their application was declined. The SRD grant is available for South African citizens, asylum seekers and special permit holders.

Sassa said, ‘Declined applicants who already lodged reconsideration applications should continue to lodge reconsideration requests for each month they are declined'.

Here's How To Submit A Reconsideration Request Online

Visit the SRD Website: https://srd.sassa.gov.za Make sure you only visit the official Sassa website.

Step 1: Find the 'Application for Reconsideration' tab for the Sassa grant application.

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.

Here's How To Submit A Reconsideration Request Via Telephone

You can contact Sassa directly via their toll free number. Make sure you only give your personal details to a representative from Sassa. Also be careful when giving your bank account details or using the money transfer option.

Step 1: Call Sassa on 0800 60 10 11 

Step 2: Select option 3

Step 3: Speak to the Sassa consultant to lodge your reconsideration request.

Sassa has notified clients that they are currently experiencing a delay in the reconsideration requests. The agency says they are working tirelessly to resolve the matter.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the SRD grant will be extended to March 2023. READ MORE HERE.

The SRD grant was scheduled to come to an end in March 2022, however, Ramaphosa's announcement means that people will have access to the crucial financial relief for a further 12 months.

What is Sassa reconsideration for SRD Grant?

SASSA reconsideration is a review process that allows individuals who have been denied benefits to have their case re-evaluated. This process gives applicants the opportunity to provide additional information or evidence that was not included in their initial application. SASSA reconsideration is not an appeal, but rather a second chance to provide additional information that may change the outcome of the initial

SASSA reconsideration is available for all types of benefits provided by SASSA, including social grants, disability grants, and child support grants.

What Are The Eligibility Criteria for Sassa reconsideration?

Anyone who has been denied benefits by SASSA may be eligible for the Sassa reconsideration process. However, there are some restrictions on who can apply for reconsideration.

Firstly, applicants must have received a written decision from SASSA denying their application for benefits. If an applicant has not received a written decision, they are not eligible for reconsideration.

Secondly, applicants must request reconsideration within 90 days of receiving the written decision. Failure to do so may result in the denial becoming final.

Thirdly, applicants must provide new or additional information that was not included in their initial application. This information should support their claim for benefits and may include medical records, financial statements, or other relevant documents.

Reasons for Sassa reconsideration of Social Relief of Distress Grant

There are several reasons why an individual may request SASSA reconsideration. Some common reasons include:

- Insufficient evidence

The applicant's initial application may have lacked sufficient evidence to support their claim for benefits.

- Incomplete application

The applicant's initial application may have been incomplete, missing important information or documentation.

- Administrative error

SASSA may have made an administrative error when processing the initial application, resulting in a denial of benefits.

- Change in circumstances

The applicant's circumstances may have changed since their initial application, and they may now be eligible for benefits.

- Medical reasons

The applicant may have a medical condition that was not properly documented in their initial application.

How to apply for Sassa reconsideration

To apply for SASSA reconsideration, applicants must submit a written request to SASSA. The request should include the applicant's name, ID number, and the reason for the request.

Applicants should also include any new or additional information or evidence that was not included in their initial application. This information should support their claim for benefits and may include medical records, financial statements, or other relevant documents.

Documents required for Sassa reconsideration

When submitting a request for SASSA reconsideration, applicants should include any new or additional information or evidence that was not included in their initial application. This information should support their claim for benefits and may include medical records, financial statements, or other relevant documents.

It is important to note that SASSA may request additional information or documentation during the reconsideration process. Applicants should respond to these requests in a timely manner to avoid delays in the process.

How long does the Sassa reconsideration process take?

The length of the SASSA reconsideration process can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case and the availability of information and evidence.

In general, the reconsideration process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. During this time, SASSA may request additional information or documentation from the applicant, and the applicant may need to attend a medical evaluation or interview.

Once SASSA has completed the reconsideration process, they will issue a written decision. If the decision is in favor of the applicant, they will receive their benefits retroactively to the date of the initial application.

What happens after a decision is made?

After SASSA has made a decision on the reconsideration request, they will issue a written decision to the applicant. If the decision is in favor of the applicant, they will receive their benefits retroactively to the date of the initial application.

If the decision is still unfavorable, the applicant may have the right to appeal the decision. The appeal process is different from the reconsideration process and involves a formal hearing before an independent appeals tribunal.

How to appeal a Sassa decision

If an applicant is not satisfied with the decision made by SASSA after the reconsideration process, they may have the right to appeal. To appeal a SASSA decision, the applicant must submit a written request to SASSA within 90 days of receiving the written decision.

The request for appeal should include the applicant's name, ID number, and the reason for the appeal. The request should also include any new or additional information or evidence that was not included in the initial application or the reconsideration request.

Once SASSA has received the request for appeal, they will refer the case to an independent appeals tribunal. The tribunal will review the case and issue a written decision.

Conclusion

The SASSA reconsideration process can be overwhelming, but it is an important step for individuals who have been denied benefits. By understanding the eligibility requirements, reasons for reconsideration, and the application process, applicants can increase their chances of a successful outcome.

If you have been denied benefits by SASSA, don't give up hope. Requesting reconsideration may be the key to receiving the support you need.

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