How to Do a SASSA Status Check for Old SRD Grant Appeals

Keeping up to date with the progress of your Social Relief of Distress is as important as the submission of the grant application itself, particularly with regards to older applications. Here’s how to track appeals for old R350 grant applications.

Since its introduction in May, the South African Social Security (Sassa)’s R350 grant has been in place for three consecutive cycles. However, throughout certain parts of this period, an application backlog built up resulting in beneficiaries experiencing grant payout delays.

It is important to note that appeals from April 2023 onwards are considered as new because they must be submitted on rather than like the earlier ones.

How to Do A Sassa Status Check For Old SRD Grant Appeals

If you were an applicant of the R350 grant and submitted an appeal between May and March 2023, go to and look under ‘Reconsideration status check: May to March 2023’.

You will then be asked to submit your ID number and the cellphone number you used when you applied for the grant. You will then receive a one-time pin from Sassa and you should then follow the instructions provided to track your old R350 grant appeal.

To guarantee eligibility, Sassa also verifies the applicant’s Identity number to databases such as the South African Revenue Service (SARS), Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), and National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

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