Introduction : Alternative Income Source Identified status declined
For thousands of applicants since Friday checking their SRD R350 status only to find out that they are declined.
And what was the reason for the decline? “Alternative Income Source Identified”
Indeed, this is not new as far as this approval stuff from SRD R350 Grant payments is concerned.
Last year, there was a mass decline of applicants with this flimsy excuse that such affected applicants were receiving cash through their bank account. Basically, there were regular cash flows through their bank account.
Why SASSA Decline SRD R350 Grant as Alternative Income Source Identified
Some might be wondering how SASSA came up with this idea of identifying applicants as having alternative income sources?
From our checks, SASSA seems to use the applicant’s bank account balance and the bank statements showing the transactions going through the bank account.
If they find out that, applicants have been receiving some funds regularly in recent weeks or months, they would suspect the applicant has some form of sustenance.
Why are we saying this? A Twitter user once asked SASSA a question regarding this and below is the response SASSA gave.
The Twitter user asked :
An application can be rejected just because money was deposited in an applicant’s account?
And this was SASSA Response :
R595 is the threshold we test against during the reconsideration process. The grant is meant for the distressed clients, that have no other source of income.SASSA response
From the above conversation, it is clear SASSA is conducting bank account checks of applicants.
So if you have submitted your application and Bank account or declined for an alternative source of income, then you need to stop putting cash into the bank account or asking someone else to send your money through that account as that is the only way for SASSA to know if you are receiving some form of income.
Bank accounts must be empty or below their R595 threshold balance to save yourself from these problems.
How To Appeal Alternative Income Source Identified Decline Status
According to SASSA, applicants who feel aggrieved are required to submit an appeal application if they feel that they are unduly declined. They can do so within 30 days from the date of decline.
- Click on the link https://srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/reconsideration
- Insert your ID number and the phone number used to apply.
- Give reasons why your SRD R350 grants application has to be reviewed or reconsideration.
- SASSA will reconsider your appeal application and gives an outcome accordingly.
Next, we are discussing uif registered decline status…
SASSA has apologized for the delay of the reconsideration applications including alternative income source Identified declined status.
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