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SASSA Reapplication | How to Re-Apply for a Grant

SASSA reapplication is a simple process you can follow in one or two minutes in case your previous application from SASSA is rejected for any reason.

Don’t panic, it’s a part of the grant journey to be rejected for certain known or unknown reasons, the good news is you can use the reapplication facility in a few steps.

Before you proceed with re-application, make sure you are complying with the criteria of grants and haven’t performed any unethical activity that came under the notice of the SASSA team.

In case you are not fulfilling the criteria or have performed any illegal means with the agency, you will be rejected again no matter what changes you make to your reapplication.

SASSA Reapplication Process

Follow the steps given carefully for reapplication, make sure you follow each and every step carefully, and as this is a SASSA online application try to clear your browser caching or do all this in a new separate window for a better approach.

sassa reapplication process
Sassa reapplication procedure
  1. Visit the official SASSA website using this link
  2. Then click on the Reapplication button named ‘Update Existing Application for Reapplication’ and a new window will pop in front of you requiring certain details.
  3. Now you have to put your South African phone number and Identity number in the given fields. Enter all these details carefully keeping in mind that there is no chance of mistake.
  4. After entering all such details, press the Update/Submit button given below.

Congratulations! You have successfully submitted the application for reconsideration or reapplication for your R350 grant.

To minimize the chances of rejection again, you can identify by yourself the reasons for the application being declined and improve them when you are going to apply next.


Your SASSA reapplication will be noticed by SASSA officials within the next 30 days, so be patient and wait for your reapplication acknowledgment, meanwhile don’t take any massive action related to your application grant to avoid more delays.

Why You Should Use SASSA Reapplication Facility

These are the common reasons for application rejection, and you can reapply if you think all the criteria given below are being fulfilled.

  • Wrong Identity Verification: if you think that you have submitted the wrong identity number while applying for the grant the very first time, then you can decide for reapplication.
  • Age Limit Exceeded: SASSA doesn’t accept specific applications from people who are the age of above 60 years old.

    If you think you have applied for the matching grant and still got rejected, you can consider reapplication.
  • Other Income Sources: SASSA also doesn’t entertain applicants who are receiving income from other healthy means. so if you have applied for SASSA and identified as a person receiving income from other sources and you are not actually, then definitely go for reapplication.
  • Beneficiary of Other Funds: in case you’re receiving other funds from the state government of South Africa like UIF (Unemployed Insurance Funds) or NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) then you will not get approval for any grant. If this isn’t the case, you can perform reapplication accordingly.
  • Other Grant Beneficiary: The agency also rejects applicants or reapplicants who are already receiving benefits of any other SASSA grant, so if you haven’t received any SASSA benefits previously, you can proceed to the reapplication process.
  • Non-National: If you are identified as non-national of South Africa in such case SASSA will also reject your application, so if you are a South African national and think you meet all the criteria, you can follow the reapplication steps.

    Keep in mind in some cases SASSA might ask you for additional authentications which you have to submit transparently.

With all the above information, you’re advised to at least try to appeal to SASSA for one time before reapplication.

Whether you reapply or appeal for your rejected application, you can periodically check SASSA status check to know the results of your reapplication or appeal.


Is there any limit to the number for reapplication?

No, there is no limit for reapplication, you can reapply as many times as you want unless you are being identified as tricking the SASSA system, in case you are identified as fooling the system, SASSA can ban you, so be transparent in your matters with SASSA.

What specific documents do I need for reapplication?

You may not need any additional documents, all the processes will be completely dependent on your previous details submitted to SASSA, but in some cases, SASSA may require some additional documents for verification, so be prepared for this.

Can I reapply if some of my national identification or any circumstances have been changed?

Yes you can, you can reapply for grant without any hesitation in case any of your important details have been changed legally in the documents of government.

What should I do if my SASSA reapplication is rejected or declined?

There is no specific answer to this, you can simply reapply but improving the presentation of your details this time is important.

What if I don’t reapply or take any action for long after rejection from SASSA?

If you didn’t take any steps for your rejected application or reapply for a long time like 5-6 months, you may have to apply by following the whole application process.

How long does SASSA reconsideration take?

It will take around 30 days to completely process your reapplication with SASSA.

How reapplication of SRD grant?

The reapplication specifically for the SRD grant works the same as for other grants.

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