SASSA Care Dependency Grant

SASSA Care Dependency Grant is a hearty aid mechanism for families caring for children with severe disabilities. This grant provides financial aid to parents and caregivers who are responsible for children under the age of 18 and who have disabilities. It ensures that these children receive the care and attention they need despite their disabilities. 

The grant helps cover the costs associated with the child’s special needs, including medical care, specialized equipment, and other essential services. By alleviating some of the financial burden, the Care Dependency Grant allows families to focus on providing the best possible care for their loved ones, fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for children with disabilities across South Africa.

SASSA Care Dependency Grant

In this article, I will share all the knowledge about SASSA CDG so you can apply and get monthly payments for your children.

Who Qualifies for a Care Dependency Grant in 2024?

Below is the complete list of Care Dependency grant eligibility criteria in 2024:

  • The child must be under the age of 18.
  • The child must have a severe, permanent disability as confirmed by a medical assessment.
  • Both the applicant and the child must be South African citizens, permanent residents, or refugees.
  • The income of the caregiver (if single) or the combined income of the caregiver and their spouse (if married) must fall below a specified threshold, as determined by SASSA.
  • The grant must be applied for by the primary caregiver of the child, who could be a parent, legal guardian, or another individual responsible for the child’s care.
  • A medical or assessment report from a certified medical practitioner is required to confirm the severity and permanence of the child’s disability.
  • The child and the caregiver must reside in South Africa.
  • The child should not be in a state institution receiving care and support, except in cases where the caregiver contributes towards the cost of care.

SASSA Care Dependency Grant Payment Date 2024

Your Care Dependency grant payment dates for 2024 are announced and listed below. Check your payment month and view the grant payment date.

MonthsPayment Dates
January 202405/01/2024
February 202406/02/2024
March 202407/03/2024
April 202405/04/2024
May 202407/05/2024
June 202406/06/2024
July 202406/07/2024
August 202404/08/2024
September 202407/09/2024
October 202405/10/2024
November 202406/11/2024
December 202405/12/2024
January 202507/01/2025
February 202506/02/2025
March 202506/03/2025

How Much is the Care Dependent Grant in 2024?

Parents and foster parents can apply for Care Dependency grant and get monthly grant payments for their children. The amount for the Care Dependency grant in 2024 is R2,180 per child per month.

SASSA Care Dependency Grant Application Process 2024

To apply for CDG, the applicant has to visit the nearest SASSA office. If the applicant is ill, disabled, or unable to visit the SASSA office, they can send someone from their family on their behalf.

  1. Go to the nearest SASSA office and request the Care Dependency Grant application form.
  2. Fill out the application form in the presence of a SASSA officer.
  3. If you encounter any difficulties while filling out the form, the SASSA officer is obliged to assist you.
  4. After completing the form, submit it to the SASSA officer
  5. Ensure you receive a dated, stamped receipt as proof of your application submission.
  6. There is no fee to apply for the CD Grant.

Required Documentation for SASSA Care Dependency Grant Application

Applicants must provide the following original documents or their certified copies if they do not have the originals:

Identification Documents:

  • Applicant’s ID: Both you and your spouse’s ID cards are required. If you do not possess ID cards, you must sign the affidavit provided by SASSA.
  • Child’s Birth Certificate: An official birth certificate for the child is necessary to verify their age and relationship to the applicant.

Proof of Relationship Status:

You need to provide proof of your marital status through one of the following documents:

  • Affidavit or Sworn Certificate: A legally attested document that confirms your marital status.
  • Marriage Certificate: If you are married, a marriage certificate must be submitted.
  • Divorce Order: If you are divorced, provide the official divorce decree.
  • Spouse’s Death Certificate: If your spouse is deceased, a death certificate is required.

Financial Information:

  • Sworn Statement of Income and Assets: An affidavit confirming both your and your spouse’s monthly income and the value of your assets. This is critical for the means test to determine your eligibility for the grant.

Medical Documentation:

  • Medical Proof of Disability: A medical report or certificate from a certified medical practitioner that details the child’s disability or condition. This document should explicitly state that the child requires special treatment and care due to their severe disability.

Does SASSA Offer a Care Dependency Grant for Adults?

Yes, SASSA does offer a care dependency grant for adults. The grant names are Old Age Grant and Grant-in-aid. If you are an adult and you need special care and financial aid, then you can apply for these SASSA grants and get financial assistance.

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