What You Should Do About “NSFAS Registered” SRD Status

By | July 31, 2023

What You Should Do About “NSFAS Registered” SRD Status

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought financial challenges to many South Africans, and the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant provided temporary relief for those in need. If you have applied for the SRD grant and see the status “NSFAS Registered” on your application, there are specific steps you should take:

  1. Understand the Status: “NSFAS Registered” status indicates that the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has identified you as a recipient of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). It means that you are currently registered with NSFAS as a beneficiary, and SASSA uses this information to determine eligibility for the SRD grant.
  2. Update Information if Necessary: Ensure that your information with NSFAS is up to date and accurate. If there are any changes in your circumstances, such as a change in income or family situation, it is essential to inform both SASSA and NSFAS promptly.
  3. Await Further Communication: If you are already receiving NSFAS funding, the “NSFAS Registered” status may mean that your SRD grant application is being processed, and SASSA is verifying your eligibility. Continue monitoring your application status for any updates or communication from SASSA.
  4. Check for Disqualifying Factors: Keep in mind that certain criteria might disqualify you from receiving the SRD grant, even if you are registered with NSFAS. This may include having a source of income above the threshold set by SASSA or being a beneficiary of other social grants.
  5. Seek Additional Assistance: If you encounter any issues or have questions about your SRD application status, reach out to the SASSA helpline or visit your nearest SASSA office for assistance. Additionally, you can also contact NSFAS directly if you believe there are discrepancies in your registration information.

It’s essential to understand that the “NSFAS Registered” status does not automatically guarantee approval for the SRD grant. SASSA will assess your application based on its eligibility criteria and the information provided. If your SRD grant application is approved, the funds will be disbursed to you to help alleviate financial hardships during these challenging times.

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