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Organization Name : SASSA South African Social Security Agency
Facility Name : Apply for Reconsideration & Check Status
Applicable For : Individuals who are currently unemployed
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SRD SASSA Reconsideration Online Application

If your application was declined for any period and you had zero income in the preceding month, you may submit an application for reconsideration.

Related / Similar Service : SRD SASSA Cancel Application

How to Apply?

Just follow the below steps to apply for Reconsideration online.

Steps :
Step 1 : Visit the official website of SASSA through provided above.
Step 2 : Next, Scroll the pages down and click on the “Apply Online/ Check Reconsideration Status” button.

Step 3 : Enter the South African Id number of Applicant
Step 4 : Enter the Phone Number used to submit your Application
Step 5 : Click on the “Send Pin” button


1. Where can I self-check my status for WhatsApp?
For WhatsApp applicants can send a message to 082 046 8553; type “SASSA” and then type “Status” and follow the message prompts.

2. Can I use another person’s account if I do not have a bank account neither a cell Phone?
** SASSA will not pay into a 3rd party bank account.

** Where an applicant does not have a bank account, he/she must indicate from the drop down list the nearest bank through which they want to be paid. Money will therefore be paid into the applicant’s cellphone number.

** Where an applicant does not have a bank account and does not have a cell phone registered in his/her name, the payment will be made through the post office.

3. What is the meaning of Pending status?
The application is in progress, when verification is completed, the applicant will receive a SMS notification of the outcome. Only those with status Approved will receive the SMS notification with a website link to submit bank details or to select a bank for cash transfer if unbanked.

4. If I applied in May 2020 and get approved, will I receive double payment in June 2020?
The Payment for May will be paid, and the application will be re-validated in June, and if the applicant still meets the criteria, the June payment will also be processed. These payment may not necessarily come in one lump-sum payment, or on the same day either.

5. If my application takes long to finalise will I receive double payment /back payed?
If the applicant qualifies in that month of the application, he/she will be paid for that month, and also be paid for the current month if the applicant still meets the application criteria.

The Payment may not necessarily be a double payment or lump sum payment, or on the same day either. It can be split up over days or weeks.

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  1. Agnes mamluku machaka

    I apply for April may June and July l get decline because of I.d number please correct my details AGNES MAMLUKU MACHAKA. I.D. NUMBER 6208110533083

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