How Do I Reinstate My Cancelled Application SASSA Grant?

The South African government responded to COVID-19 by introducing the SASSA grant Social Relief of Distress (SRD), commonly known as the R350 grant. Beneficiaries benefit from the grant in terms of their living standards, education, health, and participation in the workforce. You are still eligible to reinstate your application if you were a beneficiary but canceled it for various reasons. So, how do I reinstate my canceled application SASSA grant?

It is the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) that administers social grant applications. SASSA R350 grants have now administered under the Social Assistance Act since the National State of Disaster ended. If your circumstances have changed since you canceled your R350 grant application, you may still be able to reinstate it. 

Reinstate Cancelled Srd Grant

If your application for a grant was canceled and you need to reinstate it, you can do so easily online. Just follow these steps on the SASSA website to get your grant back.

  • Go to this website:
  • Click on the tab that says “Reinstate my cancelled application”
  • Enter your ID number and mobile number, then click on “send pin”
  • You’ll get a text message with a special number called OTP
  • Enter the OTP number and click “verify”
  • Pick a reason why you want to get your grant back (Reasons: Cancelled by mistake, Don’t have money anymore, Other)
  • You’ll see a message asking if you’re sure you want to get your grant back
  • If you’re sure, click “YES” to continue.


Sassa Appeal For R350 Step By Step Guide

Here are easy steps to appeal or check your appeal status for the grant application. Make sure you have your ID and the phone number you used for the application ready.

  1. Click Here to appeal or check appeal status”.
  2. Enter your ID and cellphone number used for the grant application.
  3. Wait for a verification pin via SMS, then enter it and press “submit”. This confirms your identity.
  4. If you’ve changed or lost your cellphone, update your details on the website.
  5. Enter the verification pin received and press “submit”.
  6. Choose the month you’re appealing for and see why your application was declined.
  7. Select a reason for your appeal from the dropdown list.
  8. Press “submit” to finish.

Note: Majority of the people unaware of the appeal submit time and duration. If your application has been declined by SASSA then you have 90 days to submit an appeal.

Sassa Appeal For R350 Step By Step Guide

Also, read What A ‘Pending’ R350 Grant Status Means


Can I cancel my SRD and apply again?

A canceled application can always be reinstated if your circumstances worsen. By the fifteenth of the month following your application, the organization will either accept or reject your request. You can reapply in the following month if your application is rejected.

Can I reinstate my SASSA SRD grant online? 

SASSA’s helpline or local office can be contacted for reinstatement assistance.

What should I do if my application is denied during the review process? 

In the event that your reinstatement request is denied, you may be able to appeal the decision. For the appeals process, follow SASSA’s instructions.

Will I receive retroactive payments for the period my grant was canceled? 

There may be times when SASSA provides retroactive payments for the period your grant was canceled.

How often should I update my information with SASSA? 

In order to avoid any disruptions in your grant, SASSA should be updated whenever your personal or financial information changes.

What other support services does SASSA provide besides the SRD grant? 

There are various social support services offered by SASSA, including child support grants, disability grants, and grants for older people.

Final Words

You are welcome to reapply if you cancelled the Sassa SRD grant and are looking for a way to restart it, as long as you do so through the proper channels. You are equally likely to qualify if you have already canceled or if you have not yet applied for the grant. You can also check Types of SASSA Social Grants in South Africa

If you have any questions about the grant application process or simply want more information.

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