Chapter 7 - Social Welfare
Letter of appeal
Remember: As an applicant or beneficiary your client should lodge an appeal to the following institutions in the following order.
1) The Social Security Agency for South Africa
Re: Mr/Mrs. XXX with ID no. 000000000000000 lodging an appeal in terms of Section 18(1) of the Social Assistance Act 13 of 2004:
In our capacity as (paralegal caseworkers) we confirm that we assist the above mentioned client to lodge an appeal in term of Section 18 of the Social Assistance Act 13 of 2004. Ms/Mr. [name] has nominated our offices to follow up and receive all correspondence relating to this appeal.
Kindly take note that Ms/Mr. [name] lodged all relevant documentation during the application procedure with SASSA. We herewith ask for an investigation into the appeal the furnishing of reasons of the decision for rejection of the application to Mrs/Mr XXX. We further ask for an appeal hearing date within 30 days of your office receiving this appeal.
Mrs/Mr. XX believe that the service centre officer of SASSA or the appeal division in SASSA did not apply her/his mind to the records presented and therefore base this appeal on the following;
(In this section the client must explain the reasons he/she believe entitles them to the grant, what records they have to support their case etc.)
We trust this appeal application is in order and await the date of the appeal.
Letter to the Regional SASSA office
This is a letter explaining that the Power of Attorney has been renewed, and asking for all grant payments that were kept back to be paid to the client.
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