SASSA: What ‘Debtor’ SASSA SRD Status Means


If you’ve done a SASSA grant status check for the SRD grant and it said ‘debtor’, you might be confused. We might be able to help you understand what this means and what you have to do.


Some applicants for the Special Relief of Distress (SRD) grant are being left confused with many questions as they see a ‘Debtor’ SASSA grant status reflected when they check their SASSA application status.

SASSA has given some insight into what this means.

The agency has said that should you see this, it means that you were paid in the last round but when audits were done, you were found to not have been eligible to be receiving the grant.

SASSA then says that you will need to pay back those funds before you are considered for the new round of the R350 grant.


Should you not be happy with this, you can then submit an R350 grant appeal. You have 30 days after being given this reason to do so.

How to Appeal for SASSA Relief Grant Online

  1. Go to the SRD Grant website
  2. Scroll down to ‘Application for reconsideration’
  3. Click on the yellow bar
  4. Fill in the required fields

You will need to provide reasons as to why you believe you were declined on an unfair basis. Once you submit an appeal, SASSA will then consider your application again.

Should you have submitted your SRD grant appeal, you will then need to track it. Click here to find out how to track your R350 grant appeal.

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