What Does Self Exclusionary Response Found SRD Status Mean?

Self Exclusionary Response: Most people in South Africa are getting their financial support via the SASSA social grants. Seemingly, SASSA aims to provide social grants only to deserving people.

In that way, SASSA introduced the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant in 2020 when millions of people lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Indeed, the SRD grant is provided exclusively to disadvantaged and unemployed individuals.

Accordingly, the eligible applicants are required to apply for the grant and are asked to check their application status regularly.

What if you find the Self Exclusion response in your SASSA SRD status? Continue reading to find what does Self Exclusion means in SASSA Status.

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What Does Self Exclusionary Response Found

SRD Status Mean?

The Self Exclusionary response found on your SRD Status means that your SASSA application was declined as you are already stable financially.

In clear words, the information you filled out in your application form indicates that you are already receiving an income source of more than R350 per month.

It also means that the applicant also receives a government facility and as a result, they won’t qualify for the grant.

Seemingly, this status is a result of the option chosen by the applicants during the application process.

This is why SASSA insists the applicants to read the declaration and consent carefully before submitting the application.

How To Avoid A ‘Self Exclusionary’ SRD Grant Rejection?

If you are facing the Self Exclusion Status on your SASSA application, then you must have answered “YES” to the following questions;

  • Are you working?
  • Are you earning more than R350 per month?

Seemingly, people who have answered yes to the above questions will exclude themselves from receiving the SASSA grants.

In such cases, the applicants can either use the application portal to change their answers or you may apply for a new application by canceling the existing one.

If you think that what you have chosen is right and SASSA has misunderstood your statement, then you can lodge an appeal to SASSA.

Check our detailed article to find a step-by-step guide on how to lodge an appeal to SASSA.

Final Note

This is how you can avoid the Self Exclusionary SRD rejection. Make sure to read the declarations and consent of SASSA before submitting your application.

In addition, ensure that you provide your accurate and up to date information while applying for the social grant.

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