Almost 50% of the South African population relies on various social grants provided by the government. If your application is among the millions of social grant beneficiaries has been declined, there’s an opportunity for you to lodge an appeal so that your application may be reconsidered.
On a monthly basis, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) distributes various social grants to vulnerable individuals
According to the Agency, almost 18 million individuals benefit from permanent social grants such as the Older Person grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant, Care Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top Up, and Grant-in-aid.
If your permanent grant application is declined by Sassa, you have an opportunity to lodge an appeal for your application to be reconsidered.
You will need to pay a visit to one of the Sassa branches to be advised on the process you will have to follow to submit your permanent Sassa grant appeal application.
Social grants can be suspended for several reasons such as changes in your financial or medical circumstances, an adverse outcome of a grant review, or if a grant was approved in error.
Sassa conducts grant reviews to make sure the social grant recipient is deserving of government financial relief.
In some instances, the Agency suspends the grant if the recipient has been found to have committed fraudulent activity, misrepresented their circumstances, or failed to submit the required missing documents.
Some grant holders may also be suspended if they do not collect their money for three consecutive months or due to a failure of a review.
It is in such cases that they will need to make an application for the restoration of that grant within 30 days of its suspension.
What Is The Main Reason For A Social Grant To Lapse?
The main reason for a permanent social grant to lapse in South Africa is due to failure to reapply for the grant.
Other reasons for grant lapses include changes in the recipient’s financial situation, death, or migration to another country.
South Africa’s social grant system is aimed at providing financial assistance to vulnerable individuals and families who are unable to support themselves.