Unsuccessful R350 grant applicants can lodge appeal: Sassa

Unsuccessful R350 grant applicants can lodge appeal: Sassa

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) says people can lodge an appeal to the agency if they feel their application for the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant has been unfairly declined.

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It says it's received around 13 million applications since the grant was reopened last month.

It says eight million have been approved, with half of these paid out so far.

Sassa's spokesperson in KwaZulu-Natal Sandy Godlwana explains the appeals process.

"Other reasons you find your grant is not approved your application because you are a student and you are receiving may be an allowance from NSFAS.

"What normally happens immediately once it's declined, the client should not waste time and rather submit a request for reconsideration, this is what we call to submit and appeal.

"It is important that you submit it within 30 days after receiving response from SASSA in terms of your declined application."


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