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services.sassa.gov.za Online Grant Application Portal

Organisation : SASSA South African Social Security Agency
Facility Name : Online Grant Application Portal
Applicable For : South African Citizens
Website : https://services.sassa.gov.za/

SASSA Online Grant Application Portal

A social grant refers to grants paid by government to South African citizens who are in need of assistance. In South Africa, social grants are administered by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). Social grants are in place to help improve standards of living in society and are given to people who are vulnerable to poverty and in need of state support.

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These generally include older people, people with disabilities, and people with young children. All applicants for social grants must be South African citizens, permanent residents or refugees (official refugee status granted by the South African government must be provided) and candidates must be living in South Africa

Types of Grants

** Care Dependency Grant
** Child Support Grant
** Disability Grant
** Foster Child Grant
** Grant For Older Persons
** Grant-In-Aid
** Social Relief Of Distress
** War Veterans Grant

Care Dependency Grant

Care dependency grant offers help to full-time caregivers of a child / children with disabilities.

What is the monetary amount of this grant?
R1 860 per child, per month.

How do you know if you qualify for the grant?
In order to qualify for the care dependency grant, the child must be found permanently disabled by a medical officer and must be under the age of 18. If you’re married, you and your spouse must meet the minimum qualifying requirements of the means test.

Child Support Grant

To receive this grant you must be the primary caregiver of a child. The child must be under the age of 18 years old and must live in South Africa.

What is the monetary amount of this grant?
R445 per month per child.

How do you know if you qualify for this grant?
Biological parents or caregivers can apply for a child support grant. If you’re not the biological parent of the child, you’ll have to provide proof that you’re the primary caregiver. If you’re married, you and your spouse must meet the requirements of a means test to qualify.

Disability Grant

The disability grant is available on a permanent or temporary basis for between 6 and 12 months. When your temporary grant expires and you haven’t fully recovered to return to work, you’ll need to apply for the grant again. If you’re receiving other grants, you can’t receive a disability grant.

What is the monetary amount of this grant?
R1 860 per month.

How do you know if you qualify for the grant?
Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 59 years old. When applying, you’ll need to submit a medical assessment or report confirming the disability not older than 3 months at the date of application. If you’re married, your spouse must comply with a means test.

Foster Child Grant

If you’re taking care of a foster child and need financial assistance, you can apply for a foster child grant. Here’s a list of the other important qualifying requirements you need to meet.

What is the monetary amount of this grant?
R1040 a month per child.

How do you know if you qualify for the grant?
To qualify for a foster child grant, you and the child you’re taking care of must live in South Africa. When applying, you must provide a court order indicating foster care status as well as a birth certificate of the child. The child must be 18 years or younger.

Grants For Older Persons (Old Age Pension)

What is the monetary amount of this grant?
Pensioners over 60 years of age will get R1 860.

How do you know if you qualify for this grant?
In order to qualify for this grant, you must be 60 years of age or older, however, you can’t receive an old age pension if you’re in a state institution, such as a care facility. If you’re already receiving another grant you’ll not qualify for an old age pension. If you’re married, your spouse must comply with a means test.

Grant In Aid

This is an extra grant for people already receiving a disability, older persons grant or war veterans grant. Individuals who are diagnosed with mental or physical or mental disabilities.

What is the monetary amount of this grant?
R420 per person.

How do you know if you qualify for this grant?
If you’re receiving a social grant but unable to look after yourself, you can apply for a grant in aid

Social Relief of Distress

This grant is a temporary grant that’s paid for a maximum of 3 months to people in desperate need of financial assistance. The amount of the social relief of distress grant is subject to a means test.

What is the monetary amount of this grant?
The amount will vary and is determined by the result of the means test.

How do you know if you qualify for the grant?
You qualify for a social relief of distress grant if the breadwinner of your household has been found medically unfit to work for less than 6 months or if the breadwinner of the household has been admitted to a private institution for at least 1 month. You may also qualify if you’ve been affected by a disaster, but the area or community you live in has not been declared a disaster area.

War Veteran’s Grant

The war veterans grant is made available for persons who fought in World War l, World War ll or the Korean War.

What is the monetary amount iof this grant?
Up to R1 880. The amount will vary and is determined by the result of the means test.

How do you know if you qualify for the grant?
To qualify for this grant, you must be over the age of 60 years old or disabled. You can’t be a recipient of other grants or be cared for in a state institution.

Available Services

This portal will enable access to the following SASSA services:

** Applications for grants for Foster child grant, Older persons grant and Child Support grant
** Online submission of the required supporting documentation linked to the application;
** Change of circumstances (Payment method, banking details, address);
** Status of application

How To Avail Services?

** To access this service, applicants need to have an email address to sign up and to be able to login for further services.
** Feedback to applicants will be sent through SMS notification to applicants with no email addresses and an email response will be sent to applicants choosing to be contacted by email.
** A receipt will be generated when the application is completed.

Contact

T: 0800601011 or 0124002322
E: grantsEnquiries@sassa.gov.za

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  1. Jan Wessel Brits

    I am a sassa grant already approved but does not get the full benefit as my total income reduced to R1873.77 per month and my grant is R1623.20 per month.Please help me. My id 4410235091086

  2. I am a sassa grant pensioner but does not get the full grant. My total income is R1873.77 per month

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