How to Reinstate SRD Grant Application

By Trev Gami •  Updated: 03/30/24 •  5 min read

If you were once a beneficiary of the SASSA SRD R350 grant, but your application has been cancelled, you can apply for reinstatement of your application. However, this can only be possible if you meet the requirements to get the Covid-19 SRD grant. There are certain measures you should take to have your grant reinstated. This article explains everything you want to know about how to reinstate the SRD grant application. 

How to Reinstate My Canceled Application SASSA

If you want to reinstate your Covid-19 SRD grant, follow the step-by-step instructions below. 

Ensure you have all the documentation required before submitting your application for reconsideration. If you experience challenges submitting your application, call 0800 601 011 for assistance. You have a right to request reconsideration if your application is declined. However, you must do this within 30 days of receiving the reason for the decision. 

Requirements to Reinstate SRD Grant

SRD grant is specifically meant to provide people who belong to the low-income bracket with financial assistance during turbulent times. For instance, the SRD grant was a government initiative that was introduced following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some beneficiaries continue to receive the grant, but others had their applications canceled. If your grant application was cancelled, it can only be reinstated when you meet the following criteria. 

If you have already applied for reinstatement of your SRD you can constantly check the status of your application. Alternatively, you can visit your nearest SASSA branch office. In some instances, you may fail to check the status of your application because you have provided invalid details. You can visit srd.sassa.gov.za to reapply. Check all the details to ensure they are correct before submitting your application.  

Why Did SASSA Cancel My Application?

SASSA verifies all the details provided by the applicants to ensure that only deserving candidates get the grant. If you have a job or any other source of income, SASSA can cancel your SRD loan. People can submit applications every month to qualify for the SASSA grant. If SASSA discovers you earn money above the stipulated threshold, your application will be cancelled. 

Your application can also be cancelled if you provide unmatching documents. All the details you provide are verified through the Home Affairs Department and other third parties. For example, if your ID number is incorrect, your application will be declined. 

Some applicants provide wrong banking details, leading to the cancellation of SASSA grant applications. If you keep updating your payment details, you may experience delays in receiving your grant. SASSA does not release grant money into someone’s bank account. Therefore, ensure the banking details you provide are yours and valid to avoid inconveniences.  

You must also know that your phone number must be similar to the one you provided when you first applied for the SASSA grant. If you want to use payment options like Cash Send or E-wallet, the phone number you provide must be registered in your name.     

How Long Does SASSA Reinstate Take?

You may cancel your SASSA SRD R350 grant application if your circumstances change. For example, you can do this when you get another job, you have other sources of income, or you qualify for other grants or loans. However, should you feel that your financial situation has worsened again, you are eligible to reapply for reinstatement of your SASSA grant

Every month, SASSA receives applications for grants and decides to approve or reject them. The application must be submitted before the 15th date of that month if you want to get money at the end of that month. Make sure you submit your application earlier to avoid delays in the release of funds.  

Your situation determines the outcome of your application for reinstatement of the cancelled SASSA grant. If your details are in order, your application can be processed quickly. In most cases, it takes between seven and 14 days for the cancelled application to be approved. If SASSA is overwhelmed by applications, the approval process can be affected. 

SASSA SRD grant is a preserve for less privileged people living in South Africa earning below a certain amount of income per month. However, you can cancel your grant application, or SASSA terminates it if your situation improves. If you fall back on hard times after the cancellation of your grant, you have a right to apply for reinstatement. You can only do this if you meet all the SASSA requirements. 

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