SASSA Grant-in-Aid

SASSA has opened applications for the SASSA Grant-in-aid for those currently receiving SASSA social grants. Read this article to learn about the requirements and the grant application process.

What is the SASSA Grant-in-Aid?

SASSA Grant-in-Aid

SASSA Grant-in-aid is an additional grant for the SASSA grant beneficiaries. This grant is for those receiving the SASSA grants like Older Persons or Disability grants but needs a person to look after themselves.

Beneficiaries can hire someone who can take care of them full-time. SASSA will pay the salary for that caregiver.

What Are the SASSA Grant-in-Aid Requirements?

Do you need the Grant-in-aid? You must comply with the SASSA eligibility criteria for this grant approval.

  • You must be a recipient of the SASSA Older Persons grant, War Veterans grant, or Disability grant.
  • Must pass the means test.
  • You must be unable to look after yourself and require a full-time person to care for you.
  • You are not allowed to live in any state-owned old age home.
  • A medical report to prove you are mentally or physically disabled and can not take your care.

Sassa Grant-in-Aid Application Form Download PDF

Download the SASSA Grant-in-aid application form in PDF format and apply for this grant via official offices.

What Documents are Needed?

  • You need to have a 13-digit bar-coded identity document or ID card.
  • If you are married then provide a marriage certificate.
  • If you are divorced then provide the divorce order.
  • For a deceased spouse, provide the death certificate.
  • A medical report that should not be older than 3 months to prove your disability.

SASSA Grant-in-Aid Application

To apply for the SASSA Grant-in-Aid, please follow these steps to ensure a smooth and successful application process:

Visit the SASSA Office:

You are required to visit the nearest SASSA office to initiate your application. If you are ill or severely disabled and unable to visit the office in person, a family member can visit on your behalf.

Obtain and Complete the Application Form:

At the SASSA office, request the Grant-in-Aid application form from the available SASSA officer.

It is mandatory to complete this application form under the supervision of the SASSA officer to ensure all necessary sections are accurately filled out.

Gather Required Documents:

Attach the following documents to your completed application form:

  • Proof of marriage (if applicable)
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of disability (A medical report not older than 3 months)

Submit the Application:

Once you have completed the form and attached all the necessary documents, submit the application form to the SASSA officer. Ensure you receive a stamped receipt as proof of your application submission.

SASSA Grant-in-Aid Amount 2024

For 2024, the Grant-in-Aid payment is set to R510 per month. This is an additional amount that recipients will get along with their other SASSA grant payments.

SASSA Grant-in-Aid Status Check

You can not check your SASSA Grant-in-aid status online. There is only one way to check your status: the SASSA written letter. You have to wait for that letter to know about the approval or disapproval of your application.

What If My Grant Application Disapproves?

When you receive a letter from SASSA informing you about your disapproval, you can appeal this SASSA decision.

You have the right to appeal to the Minister of Social Development within 90 days after the grant application is declined.


How to submit a SASSA grant-in-aid online application?

You can not submit the SASSA grant-in-aid online application. There is no way to apply for this grant online.

Who qualifies for the grant-in-aid?

Only those who are receiving the SASSA social grants, are disabled and can not take care of themselves.

How much is the SASSA grant-in-aid in 2024?

SASSA has increased the grant amount in 2023 and it is now R510 per month.

How do I check the status of my SASSA grant-in-aid?

You can not check your status by yourself. You need to wait for the official SASSA letter to know your application status.

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