Apart from Loans, SASSA also offers Grants. These grants are provided for free, but they do have an application process and requirements. Next, we will discuss the types of Grants and the Application process for each grant.
Types of Grants
Following are the types of grants offered by SASSA, along with their monthly amounts.
|Sr #||Grant Name||Grant Amount (SA Rands)|
|2||Care Dependency Grant||2090|
|3||Child Support Grant||510|
|4||Foster Child Grant||1130|
|7||Older Persons Grant||2090|
|8||War Veterans Grant||2110|
1. SASSA SRD Grant for R350 Application Process
Sassa SRD (Social Relief of Distress Grant) is a type of grant given to applicants who must be citizens of South Africa and fall under the specific requirements of age and socio-economic condition. This grant was started during COVID-19 and is extended up to March 2024.
2. Care Dependency Grant
This Grant is for those individuals who need special care. This need for care can be due to old age.
We have written an in-depth guide on this grant. Click Below to read it.
3. Child Support Grant
If you are taking care of a child who needs special care, this grant is for your child. Click below to read its in-depth guide.
4. Foster Child Grant
If you care for a child who isn’t biologically yours, this grant is for that foster child. Click below to read its in-depth guide.
5. Disability Grant
If you are suffering from any disability, then a disability grant is like a gift for you. Check the below link to read about it in-depth
If you can’t take care of yourself and cannot pay someone to take care of you, you can apply for SASSA gran-in-aid, which is R480 per month as of October 2022.
The application process is the same as that of the SASSA SRD grant mentioned in detail above.
7. Older Persons Grant
SASSA cares for its old citizens. Hence, there is a special grant for that. It also helps in getting an old-age home for yourself. Check the in-depth guide on this by clicking the following button.
8. War Veterans 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.” – Gov SA
SASSA Application e-Forms 2023
Once you have applied online, here are links to further resources that will help you until you collect your SASSA grant.
Anyone who receives any of the grants from SASSA is an SASSA beneficiary.
SASSA stands for South African Social Security Agency.
SASSA comes under the Ministry of Social Development and Department of Social Development (DSD) of the South African Government. Thus, all the money of SASSA comes from national tax.
This was all about SASSA loans and applications for grants; once you have applied for the grant, do not forget to check your status.