How You Can Reinstate Your SRD Grant Application After Cancelling It?

Did you have to cancel your SRD grant application previously? Or perhaps it was canceled, and now you’re unsure of the next steps? Well, the good news is you can reinstate your SRD Grant application. In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps and remind you of the criteria for the Covid-19 SRD grant.

Before we proceed, if you haven’t yet applied for the SRD grant and would like more information on how to do so or to check your eligibility, please visit the SRD Grant page.

Here’s How You Can Reinstate Your SRD Grant:

Reinstate Your SRD Grant

Navigate to SASSA: Head to the SASSA SRD Reinstate Tab.

Enter Personal Details: Input your ID number and the phone number you used during your initial application.

OTP Authentication: Click on the “send pin” button. You’ll receive an OTP number via SMS on your registered phone shortly.

Verification: Use the OTP number received and click “verify.”

State Your Reason: Choose the reason for your reinstatement from the provided options. These include options such as “canceled in error,” “no longer have income,” or “other.”

Confirmation: A prompt will appear asking, “Are you sure you want to reinstate the grant?”. If you are sure, click “yes” to finalize the reinstatement process.

Eligibility Criteria for SRD Grant Reinstatement:

Remember, the reinstatement of your application will only be approved if you meet the SRD grant criteria, which are:

  • Residency in South Africa.
  • Being a South African Citizen, Refugee, Asylum Seeker, or Special Permit Holder in South Africa.
  • Age group between 18 and 60 years.
  • Passing the means test with an income of R624 or less per month.
  • Current unemployment status and no other sources of financial support.
  • Need more financial means for self-support.
  • Not receiving any other social grants.
  • Ineligibility for UIF payments.
  • No current stipend from NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme).

For those who’ve reinstated or applied afresh, you can monitor your SRD grant status and find out the payment date for your R350 grant by visiting here.

Navigating the web of financial aid can be daunting, but remember, resources like SASSA exist to assist during challenging periods. Ensure you’re updated on your application status and reach out for support when needed. Best of luck with your reinstatement!

Frequently Asked Questions 

I made an error during the reinstatement process. What should I do?

If you made an error during the reinstatement, you can revisit the SASSA SRD Reinstate Tab and follow the process again. If the problem persists, contact SASSA’s helpline for assistance.

How often is the R350 grant disbursed?

The SRD grant is typically disbursed monthly, but it’s best to regularly check your status or consult SASSA’s official channels for precise disbursement dates.

Can I apply for the SRD grant if I have a temporary job?

If your monthly income is R624 or less, you can still apply. However, it would help if you met all the other criteria, including not receiving support from other sources.

What do I do if I’m eligible but my reinstatement request is denied?

If you believe there was an error, you can reapply or contact SASSA to understand the reason for denial.


In these unprecedented times, the SRD grant serves as a crucial support mechanism for many South Africans. It’s heartening to see the system being adaptable and offering reinstatement provisions. Whether you’re looking to reinstate a canceled application or check your eligibility for the first time, the streamlined process is designed to be user-friendly and efficient. Always inform yourself about the criteria, deadlines, and other relevant details. And remember, while the grant offers relief, various other resources and support systems are available. Stay informed, stay resilient, and seek the help you need.

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