SASSA Old Age Grant

SASSA old age grant is a grant for those who are older than 60 years and can not earn due to elderly and disability. It is also called the SASSA old age pension for those who are unable to earn enough for their living expenses.

If you are eligible for the older persons grant, you can apply today and get a monthly stipend to live a better life in South Africa.

All the Old Age grant applicants have to pass the SASSA Means test to get this monthly grant payment. In this post, I will explain all the information about this grant along with the application process and how to check the SASSA status of this grant.

SASSA Old Age Grant

Sassa Old Age Grant Payment Dates 2024

Get your Old Age grant payment date 2024. Check your SASSA status and see if you are approved for this old-age pension payment to get this grant on the following dates.

Grant MonthOlder Persons Grant Payment Dates
January 202403/01/2024
February 202402/02/2024
March 202405/03/2024
April 202403/04/2024
May 202403/05/2024
June 202402/06/2024
July 202404/07/2024
August 202402/08/2024
September 202405/09/2024
October 202403/10/2024
November 202402/11/2024
December 202401/12/2024
January 202503/01/2025
February 202504/02/2025
March 202504/03/2025

SASSA Old Age Grant Application

The application for an Old Age grant can be submitted to SASSA offices. Unfortunately, you can not apply online for this grant as SASSA does not offer online applications for the Old Age grant.

However, if you cannot walk and visit the SASSA office then anyone from your family can apply on your behalf. So you don’t need to visit the office as your family members can do it for you.

  1. Send someone from your family to visit the SASSA office and apply for the Old Age grant on your behalf.
  2. The applicant should have your ID card and personal details.
  3. After visiting the SASSA office, talk to the available officer about the grant application.
  4. Fill out the application in front of the officer.
  5. Once your application is completed, you need to submit it to the office.
  6. The officer will provide you with a dated stamped receipt as proof of your application submission. You need to keep this receipt safe for future reference.
  7. Now come back home and wait for the approval.

What Documents are Needed to Apply for the Old Age Pension at SASSA?

You must need some documents before you apply for the SASSA old age pension grant. Here is the complete list for you:

  • ID documents of both you and your spouse. If you do not have ID documents, you must fill out an affidavit.
  • A proof of your spousal relationship. You can submit the following documents:
    • Marriage certificate.
    • Divorce order.
    • Death certificate of your spouse.
    • An affidavit or sworn statement.
  • An affidavit or sworn statement about the income status and asset values you and your spouse have.
  • Proof of your independent children’s income status. It should be documented.
  • A documented proof of your income and your spouse’s income.

Note: SASSA will have the right to ask for any additional documents if required. Also, you may have to sign the affidavits if needed.

Eligibility Criteria 2024

Follow these rules if you are willing to apply for an Old Age Pension or Older Persons grant:

  • You need to be a permanent South African citizen, refugee, or resident.
  • Your age should be 60 years or above.
  • Your residence should be in South Africa.
  • You and your spouse have to pass the means test.
  • You should not be receiving any other social grant for yourself and your spouse.
  • You should not be cared for in any governmental institute like an old age home or rehabilitation center.

How Much is the SASSA Old Age Pension in 2024?

Once you are approved for the SASSA Old Age grant, you will start getting monthly payments. Here are the details of the payment amounts:

  • For 60 years old: R 2,180 per month
  • For older than 60 years old: R2,200 per month

How to Check Older Persons Grant Status?

Applicants have to visit the SASSA office to get their grant approval status. Also, SASSA will send a written letter regarding your grant application status at your home. You will get your status via written document.

Where to Collect Grant Payment?

Old Age pension beneficiaries can get their pension payments from the following methods:

  • Post bank
  • Pick n Pay, ShopRite, and USave
  • Institutions

Can I Apply for Old Age SASSA Online?

No, SASSA does not offer an online form to apply for the Old Age Grant. You need to visit the SASSA office for this purpose.

SASSA Grant Review for Continuity of Payments

The SASSA Grant review is a critical process designed to ensure the continuity of payments for grant recipients. During this review, SASSA closely monitors the income status and asset values of beneficiaries to verify ongoing eligibility. Applicants are required to regularly submit their relevant documents to SASSA, which may include proof of income, asset declarations, and other supporting materials. 

This regular documentation helps SASSA confirm that the recipients still meet the criteria for receiving the grant. Failure to provide the necessary documents will result in the suspension of the grant, as SASSA needs to ensure that resources are allocated to those who genuinely need them. This review process is essential for maintaining the integrity and sustainability of the grant system, ensuring that funds are directed to eligible individuals who rely on this support.

What is a SASSA Means Test?

The SASSA Means Test is a crucial evaluation process used by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to verify the income and asset values of grant applicants. This test is designed to ensure that only those who genuinely need financial assistance receive it. During the means test, SASSA examines the applicant’s financial situation, including income from various sources and the value of their assets. 

The purpose is to confirm that the applicant’s means fall below a specific threshold amount set by SASSA regulations. By doing so, the means test helps maintain the integrity of the social grant system, ensuring that resources are allocated to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and are most in need of support. 

This thorough assessment helps prevent the misuse of funds and ensures that the social grants system remains sustainable and fair.

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