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Tracking Your SRD Grant Application for October 2023



Tracking Your SRD Grant Application for October 2023

Tracking Your SRD Grant Application for October 2023.Millions of unemployed individuals in South Africa depend on the R350 grant to cover their basic needs. To determine if you’ll receive the grant in October, follow these steps to track your grant application.

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Understanding the R350 Grant

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) manages the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, commonly known as the R350 grant. This grant offers financial support to unemployed residents of South Africa.

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Ongoing Application Demand

An estimated 12 million individuals have submitted online applications for the R350 grant, aiming to secure it each month. While monthly reapplications aren’t necessary, Sassa continuously evaluates applications to ensure eligibility.

R350 Grant Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the R350 grant:

1. Demographics

  • Applicants must be aged between 18 and 59.

2. Citizenship Status

  • Eligibility extends to South African citizens, asylum seekers, special permit holders, and refugees.

3. Income and Support

  • Applicants should not receive other government assistance, including Sassa grants, UIF benefits, or NSFAS funding.
  • They must not reside in a government institution.
  • An income threshold of R624 in the applicant’s bank account applies; exceeding this limit results in application rejection.
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Checking Your R350 Grant Status

To track your R350 grant application for October 2023, follow these steps:

Step 1: Visit the Sassa SRD Grant Website

Step 2: Select ‘South African ID Holders’ and click ‘Proceed’

Step 3: Find ‘Application Status’ for your SRD grant

Step 4: Click ‘Check Online’

Step 5: Enter your ID number and application phone number, then click ‘Submit’

Step 6: View your R350 grant application status

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Interpreting Your R350 Grant Status

  • “Approved” status signifies that Sassa has approved your R350 grant application, and you should await an SMS notification for fund collection.
  • If “approved” without payment dates, upload your banking details.
  • “Pending” status means Sassa is evaluating your application.
  • Some statuses require additional steps, such as “bank details pending.”
  • An “IRP5 Registered” status indicates potential income, resulting in grant application rejection.
  • “Referred” status may involve fraud prevention measures and requires contacting SAFPS for resolution.
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Rejected Application Appeal Process

If you believe your R350 grant application was wrongly rejected, you can submit an appeal to the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals (ITSAA) for October 2023.

Appealing a Rejected R350 Grant Application

Step 1: Visit the ITSAA Website

Step 2: Enter Your Identification Number

Step 3: Enter The Cell Phone Number Used During Application

Step 4: Receive and insert the pin, then click ‘Submit

Step 5: Select the appeal month and reason from the provided options

Step 6: Click ‘Submit‘ to complete the appeal

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ITSAA Appeal Processing

The ITSAA processes appeals within 60 to 90 days. Dissatisfied applicants can approach the High Court for judicial review within 180 days of ITSAA’s decision.

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