Self Exclusionary Response Found

What Does ‘Self Exclusionary Response Found’ SRD Status Mean

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If your SRD status was ‘Self Exclusionary Response Found’, it means that your SRD application was declined because the information provided on the application form indicates that you are already receiving support of funds of more than R350 per month or you stay in a government facility and therefore does not qualify for the grant.

Sassa has advised applicants to read the declaration and consent forms in details before submitting their applications to make sure that they are eligible for the R350 grant.

Should your application be declined, you will have the right to appeal the SASSA decision by lodging an appeal with the Department of Social Development for each month your application was declined. The process to lodge an appeal will be provided with the notification that your application has been declined.

Applicants can submit a SRD appeal if they get the ‘Self Exclusionary Response Found’ SRD status by visiting

The SRD appeal means that SASSA will have to consider your SRD application again.

How To Submit R350 Grant Appeal

  • Step 1: Visit
  • Step 2: Click on the green bar that says ‘click here to lodge an appeal or check appeal status’
  • Step 3: Enter your ID number.
  • Step 4: Enter your cellphone number.
  • Step 5: Click ‘send pin’ and wait for the SMS which will contain the verification pin.
  • Step 6: Enter the pin and click ‘submit’

About the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant

The R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant was introduced in 2020, the Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant) is meant for South African Citizens, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders who are between the ages of 18 and 60 years, who have insufficient means, who do not receive social grants on behalf of herself/ himself or who are not contributing to or eligible for UIF payment, and have no financial support from any other source.

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