The South African Social Services Agency (SASSA) has urged the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant applicants to appeal through their system. This after a fake social media post that said appeals are processed through emails. Advertisement
SASSA has discovered a social media post misleading people that they should forward their appeals via email.
The information below is false and misleading. Applicants of the special Covid-19 SRD grant who’ve been declined can lodge an appeal on the [email protected] website under the tab: ‘application for reconsideration.
SASSA took to its social media platform to inform people to ignore the misleading social media post, as the agency has an online system where applicants can appeal for reconsideration of their applications.
The fake social media post has specifically referred to declined SRD applicants who reside in East London or Eastern Cape.
However, SASSA encourage declined applicants to lodge their appeals through the agency online system.
It has come to light that a number of SRD applicants were rejected though they qualified for the SRD grant according to the publicised criteria by SASSA.
There has been a number of fake news circulating around the Covid-19 SRD grant. The recent fake news about SRD appeals follows misleading information that unvaccinated citizens don’t qualify for the grant.
The agency has also been getting a few comments on its social media platforms from unhappy applicants whose SRD applications were declined.
If your application for the SRD grant has been declined, and you feel that you fit the criteria of the grant, you can appeal for reconsideration of your application through SASSA’s online system.