The Social Relief of Distress is a specific resource mechanism for unemployed South Africans. However, applicants are noticed to complain about inconsistency in the approval of the grant several times. Some complain that their application was accepted for a month only. Others complain that the approval for other subsequent months is pending or yet to be approved. The question that arises here is why this variation exists in the process of approval.
Firstly, it involves performing several checks for verification. Secondly, SASSA ensures the eligible candidates. Thirdly, a mean test is launched for keeping in check the deserving candidates. One verification check includes checking the bank account details. If the monthly income of the candidate crosses the given threshold. So, in that case, the SRD Grant application will be denied.
Another major cause behind the delay of approval is not having a specific timeframe for the bank verification process. The office which an applicant chooses for the verification process. Details are sent to that bank with the help of the department. In case of any error, it gets delayed. And if the details get verified, it then goes back to the Department of Treasury and is handed over to SASSA for payment.
- July is approved but August is declined.
- September is approved but August is declined.
- November is approved but October is still pending.
Any SASSA applicant should not share his or her bank details with any friend or relative. This is because any reflection in a friend’s bank account can result in the rejection of the application.
The extension of the SRD grant this year requires certain essential changes to the regulations. Some Civil organizations are taking action against such variation and not addressing the challenges people face. These challenges can affect around 7 million people’s lives.
People of South Africa who face pandemic challenges and rising costs are really dependent on R350. In such a case, if the grants do not get approved subsequently then the routine lives of many people would become difficult.
The grant approval process form is a designed framework to get institutional support and pre-approval of the grant application at an early stage. This form ensures the feasibility of any project along with the institutional priorities.
There are several steps to take when someone applies for a grant and its approval.
- Make a plan for the proposal.
- Identification of the strong funders.
- Filling and completing the GAP form with the required details.
- Write about the Grant.
- Obtain the final goal of the administration.
- In the end, submit it.
Why is SASSA taking so long to approve?
SASSA receives about 10,000 applications a day. And because of this, the status of many applications occurs as pending. This is why the approval takes a longer time.
Concluding the topic, the reasons behind the low approval of SASSA Grants include checking, verifying, and denying bank details. Therefore, the approval varies from month to month.