Understanding SASSA Grant Types And How Much Each Pays

A list of the SASSA grant types and how they’re designed to help different people in South Africa.

Poverty is real and below you’ll understand how these grants offer financial relief to those that need it the most in the country.

Let’s get started.

Children Grant

The Child Support Grant is a social assistance program run by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) aimed at providing financial assistance to primary caregivers of children under a specific age limit, usually 18 years.

The grant aims to address child poverty and to ensure that children grow up in an environment where their basic needs are met.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. The caregiver must be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.
  2. The child or children in question must be 18 years of age or younger.
  3. The caregiver must meet specific income or means tests to prove that they require financial assistance.
  4. The child must reside in the same household as the caregiver.

Application Process:

  1. Caregivers can apply at their nearest SASSA office.
  2. Necessary documents include identity documents of the caregiver and the child, birth certificate of the child, proof of income, and proof of address.
  3. SASSA will process the application, and if approved, the grant will be paid monthly to the caregiver.

Benefit Details:

  • The grant pays R460 per month.
  • Monthly financial assistance to help cover the child’s basic needs, such as food, clothing, and education.
  • The amount received can vary based on the government’s annual budgetary allocations and adjustments.

Old Persons Grant

The Old Age Pension Grant is a financial assistance program targeted towards elderly individuals who are above a certain age (usually 60 years) and lack sufficient income or resources to sustain themselves.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.
  2. Must be 60 years of age or older.
  3. Must meet specific income or means tests that demonstrate financial need.
  4. Not receiving any other social grant for themselves.

Application Process:

  1. Applications can be made at the nearest SASSA office or through approved online platforms.
  2. Required documents include a valid identity document, proof of residence, and proof of income or a sworn statement of income.
  3. Applications are reviewed by SASSA, and if approved, the grant will be disbursed monthly to the individual.

Benefit Details:

  • The grant pays R1890 (60-74 years old) and R1910 (75+ years) per month
  • A monthly financial grant to help cover the basic needs of the elderly, such as food, healthcare, and housing.
  • The grant amount is reviewed periodically and may be adjusted based on the government’s budgetary considerations.

Disabled Grant

The Disability Grant is a form of financial assistance provided to individuals who have a permanent or temporary disability, making it challenging to find employment and sustain themselves financially.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.
  2. Must be between the ages of 18 and 59.
  3. A medical assessment must confirm the disability, indicating that the individual is medically unfit to work due to a physical or mental disability.
  4. Must meet the specific income or means tests indicating financial need.

Application Process:

  1. Applicants can apply at a nearby SASSA office or approved online platforms.
  2. Required documents include a valid identity document, medical assessment report, proof of residence, and proof of income or a sworn statement of income.
  3. Applications are assessed by SASSA, and if approved, the grant will be paid monthly to the individual.

Benefit Details:

  • The grant pays R1890 per month
  • A monthly financial grant to assist with the living expenses of individuals with disabilities.
  • The grant amount is subject to periodic review and may be adjusted based on governmental budgetary considerations.
  • The grant can be temporary or permanent, depending on the nature of the disability.

These grants are set for another R10 increase in October 2023.

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