What to Do If Your SRD Grant Application is Declined


This article has detailed info on what you need to do If your SRD Grant Application is Declined. Read details below.

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has recently announced that just around 11.5 million people have applied for the Special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant.

If you have applied for the R350 SRD grant and your application was declined, follow the steps below in order to have your grant application reconsidered.


 SRD Grant Application is Declined

Visit the SRD Website: 


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.


Please Note: You only have 30 days from the date of rejection to lodge your appeal. 

Applications for the second cycle of covid-19 relief grants are still available. To learn how to apply click here.

To qualify for the SRD grant, you must…

  • Be South African citizens/permanent residents/refugees/asylum seekers/holders of special permits
  • Be unemployed
  • Have no alternative source of income or financial support from any other source
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 60

You will not be eligible to receive the SRD grand if you are a beneficiary of a different grant.



14 Replies to “What to Do If Your SRD Grant Application is Declined

  1. Hy i apply for reconsideration bt it keep on saying decline when i am pressing the button to send dont know why

  2. Since I applied last year August it keeps on declining every month I dnt know what seems to be the problem I’m not working

    1. Hai ihave aproblem since I appyed srd grnd 2020 I don’t even received any income if I checke online they says may application is declared igot some income idont know where did iget it cz iwas involve in car excident so am not working anymore idont know y idid get it sometimes they say iregistered ITRegistraction in 2018 iwas registered for tax No so that is aproblem ihad

  3. Hi guys my name is Thapelo Lebeko from the starting of this pandemic it’s where I did find myself without work, then I waited for six months so that I can apply for grants relive but every time I apply I get declined I don’t know why by that time I ain’t working I have five children to feed I really do struggle everyday and every night because we are living in handouts it is almost three years now my application it keeps on declining. Can anyone help please,, my number is 0783441050 thank u

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