How do I claim Uncollected SRD Grants

Uncollected SRD Grants

Living in a fast-paced world like the one we’re in, it is no surprise that many people can miss an appointment or a due date. But what does it mean for you as a SASSA grant beneficiary when you do not claim your grant for a month or two?

It is vital that you claim the full amount of the grant once it is deposited in your bank account or made available through the SASSA card. Claiming uncollected SASSA grants can be tricky if you do not have proper knowledge about it.

Thankfully, the solution is simple. You can opt to visit the nearest SASSA office for help, call their toll-free number, or check SASSA’s dedicated website for unclaimed grants. This article takes you through the detailed process of claiming uncollected SASSA grants. 

How do I claim uncollected SRD grants? 

Uncollected SRD grants undergo a different process from other grants. If you fail to collect your SASSA funds within the specified window, you can appeal for reinstatement. However, this appeal should be submitted within a month after the expiration of the 90-day window. Still, if you miss an opportunity to collect your SRD grant, here are a few steps to take to check for unclaimed payments. 

  • Visit a SASSA office. Here, you can consult an official who will help you verify your uncollected SRD grants. 
  • Check the SASSA website. SASSA has a dedicated website for the unclaimed SRD grants. Access this website and go through the instruction and complete the verification process. 
  • Contact the SASSA toll-free number. There is a specific SASSA number that beneficiaries can use to make inquiries relating to the unclaimed grants. You need to have your ID number and other additional information before calling. 

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What is the Claiming Process of SASSA Grants? 

During SASSA grant applications, you are allowed to choose between payment methods. The main ones are through bank deposits and SASSA cards.

For the former, you receive your grant in your registered bank account with a text message to notify you about the funds. SASSA cards function the same way as the bank cards and you can receive your grant via the respective ATMs.

Typically, SASSA has deadlines for the grant applications, about 3 months. During this period if you fail to withdraw your grant in time, then your account will be suspended. This means that you have lost access to your account until you go through the steps of reactivation.

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What happens if I do not claim my SASSA grant? 

If you fail to collect your SASSA grant during the specified period, there are a few things that happen. 

For one, it is important to note that the funds will only be available for collection for a specific period. Usually, this period is 90 days from the date they were made available. Once this 90-day period lapses without collection of the funds, they will automatically be reverted back to SASSA. This implies that the funds will no longer be available for withdrawal. In this case, you are required to submit an appeal within a month of expiry of the specified period. Failure to do so will result in suspension of your funds and grant application. This means that you are considered ineligible for the grant until the issue is resolved through an appeal. 

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Conclusion 

SASSA grants help in a great way in relieving poverty and improving the living conditions of South Africans who do not have any source of income. Sometimes, however, it is possible to miss a payment date or fail to collect the grant within the specie period. If this happens, there are still ways to access these unclaimed funds. Hopefully, this article has shed some light on this topic. 

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