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June 2024 SASSA Childcare Grants

Essential Info: June 2024 SASSA Childcare Grants

With the government in limbo after the election, here’s the latest on June 2024 SASSA childcare grants, including who qualifies and how to apply.

Current Status of SASSA Childcare Grants

With uncertainty still surrounding the General Election results, here’s the latest on June 2024 SASSA childcare grants. As political parties work to form coalition governments, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will proceed with June 2024 SASSA childcare grants on Thursday, 6 June 2024.

Anyone who needs assistance with a minor, whether young or a single parent, can receive support through the June 2024 SASSA childcare grants. Specifically, the agency provides three types of childcare grants in South Africa. The most popular is the Child Support Grant, aiding approximately 13 million recipients with R530 per month. The other two are the Child Care Dependency Grant (for disabled children) and the Foster Care Grant for minors.

June 2024 SASSA Childcare Grants

How to Apply for SASSA Childcare Grants

If you wish to apply for any of the June 2024 SASSA childcare grants, follow these steps:

  1. Pass a Means Test: Your banking records must show that your annual income is:
    • Less than R105,600, or R8,800 per month (if married).
    • Less than R52,800, or R4,400 per month (if single).
  2. Provide Required Information: You must visit a SASSA office to apply in person, as application forms cannot be downloaded or completed beforehand. Be ready to provide detailed information about yourself and your childcare situation.
  3. Note the Conditions: Potential beneficiaries cannot receive both Childcare and Foster Care grants simultaneously.
  4. Wait for Approval: It may take up to three months for SASSA to approve your grant application. Approved applicants will receive backdated payments.

Income Requirements

Marital Status Annual Income Monthly Income
Married Less than R105,600 Less than R8,800
Single Less than R52,800 Less than R4,400

Qualifications for Childcare Grants

To determine if you and your child qualify for June 2024 SASSA childcare grants, check these requirements:

  • The child must be under 18 years of age.
  • You must be the child’s primary caregiver, and neither you nor the child can live in a state institution.
  • South African citizens, permanent residents, and refugees residing in the country are eligible.
  • Both applicants (and spouses) must pass the means test mentioned above.

Documents You Must Provide the Agency

Ensure you have the following documents ready to apply:

Document Description
Certified copy of the applicant’s ID Proof of identity
Certified copy of the child’s ID and/or birth certificate Proof of the child’s identity and age
Certified evidence of spousal relationship or marital status Marriage certificate, divorce decree, or death certificate
Certified copy of the spouse’s ID (if married) Proof of spouse’s identity
Declaration of proof of income Proof of income
Affidavit if no income Statement attesting to the lack of income
Evidence that the applicant is the child’s primary caregiver Proof of caregiving responsibilities
Proof the child attends school Evidence of school attendance
Certified copy of a three-month bank statement Confirmation of banking details

What is Care Dependency?

Care Dependency Grant Explained

The SASSA Care Dependency Grant provides full-time care for a child with a permanent or severe mental/physical disability who needs continuous at-home care. It is essentially a Disability Grant for a child 18 years or younger, paying R2,180 per month. The SASSA Foster Care Grant provides R1,180 per month. For the latter, you need to prove to the agency that you are the court-appointed foster parent of a child, according to the South African Childcare Act.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) aims to increase SASSA childcare grants. Specifically, it wants Childcare Support to exceed the food poverty line, increasing from R530 to roughly R760. This will be possible if the DA forms part of a ruling coalition government.

SASSA Childcare Payment Dates for 2024

Mark your calendar with the payment dates for the rest of the year:

Month Payment Date
June 2024 Thursday, 6 June 2024
July 2024 Thursday, 4 July 2024
August 2024 Tuesday, 6 August 2024
September 2024 Thursday, 5 September 2024
October 2024 Friday, 4 October 2024
November 2024 Thursday, 7 November 2024
December 2024 Thursday, 5 December 2024

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