What are the types of grants administered by SASSA in 2023
What are the types of grants administered by SASSA in 2023 – There are eight grants in total offered by the South African Social Security Agency. SASSA offers financial aid to qualified residents through a variety of awards. These subsidies are intended to assist persons who are financially unable to sustain themselves, such as children, people with impairments, and the elderly. This tutorial will go through the many sorts of grants available by SASSA and how to apply for them.
The Grant-In-Aid (GIA) is a payment from the government of South Africa, to current social grant recipients who are unable to care for themselves, in order for them to pay someone to take care of them full-time. The value of the Grant-In-Aid is R500 per month, as of 1 April 2023.
Social Relief of Distress Grant
The Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant) is administered in terms of app-section 32 of the Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) and is implemented with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance.
The Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant) is meant for South African Citizens, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders who are between the ages of 18 and 60 years, who have insufficient means, who do not receive social grants on behalf of herself/ himself or who are not contributing to or eligible for UIF payment, and have no financial support from any other source.
Old Age Grant
The Old Age Grant is a monthly grant paid directly to South African citizens or permanent residents who are 60 years or older and unable to support themselves financially. To apply, you must provide proof of identity, proof of income and residence, and a bank statement.
Applications can be submitted in person at your nearest SASSA office or online at the SASSA website. It should be noted that if you get a pension from your company or a retirement fund, you may be ineligible for the Old Age Grant.
The Disability award is a monthly award given to people with impairments who are financially unable to sustain themselves. To be eligible, the individual must be a South African citizen or permanent resident with a condition that prevents them from working.
The monthly grant amount is presently R1,890 and is paid directly to the beneficiary. To apply, you must present proof of identity, proof of disability, proof of income, and proof of residency. Applications can be submitted in person at your nearest SASSA office or online at the SASSA website.
Child Support Grant
The Child Support Grant is a monthly payment made to parents or primary caregivers of children under the age of 18 who live in the United States. The child must be a South African citizen or permanent resident, and the household income must be less than a specific amount. The carer receives the grant, which is presently R460 per month.
To apply, you must show proof of identity for both you and your kid, as well as proof of income and residency. Applications can be submitted in person at your nearest SASSA office or online at the SASSA website.
Foster Child Grant
The Foster kid Grant is a monthly payment made to foster parents who are caring for a kid who is not their biological child. The monthly stipend amount is presently R1,040 and is paid directly to the foster parent.
You will require documentation of identity, income, residency, and a court order granting you custody of the child in order to apply. Applications may be submitted offline at the SASSA office that is closest to you or online at the SASSA website. It’s crucial to remember that the grant will only be awarded for as long as the child is in your custody, and you must reapply every year.
Care Dependency Grant
A monthly award called the Care Dependency award is given to parents of children with severe disabilities. Currently, the grant is provided directly to the caregiver and is valued at R1,860 per month.
You will require proof of identity, proof of income, proof of residency, and a medical report attesting to the child’s handicap in order to submit an application. Applications may be submitted offline at the SASSA office that is closest to you or online at the SASSA website.
The award will only be paid for as long as the kid continues to be disabled and in need of care, and you must reapply every year.
War Veteran Grant
If you are a former soldier who fought in the Second World War (1939-1945) or the Korean War (1950-1953) and are unable to support yourself, you can apply for a war veteran’s grant.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- The applicant must be a South African citizen / permanent resident.
- The applicant must be a resident in South Africa.
- The applicant must be 60 years and over or must be disabled.
- The applicant must have fought in the Second World War or the Korean War.
- The applicant and spouse must meet the requirements of the means test.
- The applicant must not be maintained or cared for in a State Institution.
- The applicant must not be in receipt of another social grant in respect of himself or herself.
To apply: website at www.sassa.gov.za