Why is my SASSA R350 scholarship being declined? Have you applied for the SRD grant and been rejected, here is a very relevant post for you to understand why SAASA rejected your application.

Are you asking why is my SASSA R350 scholarship being declined? Do you wonder what went wrong to you Covid-19 R350 Grant application rejected?

It is not right to refuse your SASSA SRD R350 grant. This also blocks your chance of receiving the South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) monthly payment of R350.

Why is my SASSA R350 rejected?

There are numerous reasons why your SASAS Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 Grant / SASSA R350 Grant application has been rejected. Most of these reasons are as follows;

  • If you do not meet the age requirement
  • If you are employed and have paid income tax
  • If you work for a government agency
  • If your personal information does not match what is in the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) database
  • If you receive social benefits other than child benefit
  • If you receive money from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
  • If you receive an Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), you are eligible for UIF based on TERS or contribution to UIF
  • If your personal details are registered as deceased in the database of the Ministry of the Interior.

What should I do if my SASSA R350 scholarship has been declined?

You submit an application and appeal through the SASSA Application for Reconsideration. After your application has been submitted, you must wait for a decision from Sassa on your application.

Those whose application was rejected in April 2022 can send a DSD call to SASSA. If you fall into this group of people, please see this guide on how to file a SASSA R350 DSD Objection.

Before submitting a reconsideration application, please ensure you are eligible for the SASSA SRD R350 Grant. You can check your eligibility for SASSA Grant here.

Important links from Sassa

Here’s our guide on how do I confirm I’m still eligible for R350 Grant? to see all the qualification requirements you must meet before applying for the scholarship.

Why my R350 Grant shows UIF registered?

When your SASSA R350 scholarship is denied because your status indicates that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is registered, it means that you are eligible for UIF or that you are currently registered with UIF.

This disqualifies you from being approved for the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 Grant.

Why is my SASSA R350 still pending?

if your SASSA R350 has been declined but has been pending for longer than expected. This means that SASSA will not process your application or has interrupted the processing.

Can I reapply if my SASSA R350 scholarship is denied?

You can reapply if your SASSA R350 Grant is denied. When your application shows SASSA R350 Grant Rejected, it does not mean that you cannot reapply for the scholarship.

SASSA allows applicants whose application has been rejected to reapply for review and verification so that they can review your application and potentially approve you for the scholarship.

You must read How to Reapply for Sassa R350 Grant for the R350 Reapply Guide.

Every month, SASSA verifies all R350 scholarship beneficiaries to verify that they still meet the eligibility requirements for the SRD R350 scholarship. Those who do not qualify may have their SASSA R350 Grant denied.

Important links from Sassa

We hope this article on why my SASSA R350 grant was denied was helpful? Go here to check your SASSA scholarship status.