SASSA Debtor SRD Status

What Does ‘Debtor’ Mean On SASSA SRD Status

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A ‘Debtor’ SASSA SRD Status means that you were paid the R350 SRD grant during the first SRD grant payment cycle, however, upon audit, SASSA found out that you have other sources of income, therefore, you were not deserving the SRD grant payment. In this article, you will learn more about what ‘Debtor’ SASSA SRD Status means.

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What Does ‘Debtor’ Mean On SASSA SRD Status

SASSA says Debtor means you have other sources of income and SASSA previously paid you when you didn’t qualify.

“You are regarded as a debtor if the Auditor General’s findings indicate that you have other sources of income and SASSA previously paid you when you didn’t qualify.” – SASSA explains the Debtor

In short, the Debtor Social Relief Distress (SRD) grant status means that the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has discovered your other streams of income, therefore you were receiving undeserved monies at the time.

If you’ve been identified as Debtor, it is expected that you must pay back the money as cited in section 10.1 of the Ministerial Directions which reads as follows:

’10(1) SASSA may recover all monies paid to any person in the event that such a person irregularly benefitted or was not entitled to benefit from the Social Relief of Distress Grant.’

How Will I Know If My Covid-19 SASSA SRD is On ‘Debtor’ Status?

  • You will be notified via SMS that you owe SASSA and have to settle the debt
  • The application status on the SRD website, WhatsApp and SRD ops system will indicate Debtor
  • You cannot lodge an appeal for reconsideration if you were identified as a debtor.

A Debtor is expected to pay the debt electronically, through one of the SASSA bank accounts. Use ID Number as a reference. For more information, visit here.

Should you wish you were wrongfully identified as a “Debtor’ when you check your SASSA SRD status and wish to dispute your Debtor SRD Status, you can call SASSA’s toll-free call centre on 0800 601 011 or send an email to [email protected].

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