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Types of Grants Distributed by SASSA

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) plays a crucial role in providing social grants to alleviate poverty and support vulnerable groups. Explore the various social grants offered by SASSA:

SASSA Child Care Gifts 2024

1. Care Dependency Grant

This grant offers income support to caregivers responsible for children with severe mental or physical disabilities. To qualify:

  • Applicant must be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.
  • Child must be under 18 years old and reside in South Africa.
  • Medical/assessment report confirming permanent severe disability is required.
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2. Child Support Grant

Designed for lower-income households, this grant assists parents with the basic needs of their children. Requirements include:

  • Primary caregiver must be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.
  • Both caregiver and child must reside in South Africa.
  • Means test and limitations on the number of non-biological/non-legally adopted children apply.
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3. Disability Grant

This grant aids individuals with physical or mental disabilities who are unable to work. Two types of grants are available:

  • Temporary Disability Grant: for temporary disabilities.
  • Permanent Disability Grant: for permanent disabilities.

Requirements include South African residency, age between 18 and 59, and a valid medical/assessment report.

4. Foster Child Grant

Provided to foster parents approved by designated social workers, this grant supports the care of foster children. Eligibility criteria include South African citizenship, residency, and the child remaining in foster care.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for SASSA Benefits Online

5. Old Age Pension (Old Persons Grant)

This monthly income source is for citizens, permanent residents, and refugees aged 60 or older with no other financial means. Requirements include age eligibility, residency, and means test compliance.

6. War Veteran’s Grant

For individuals aged 60 or older who served in World War I, World War II, or the Korean War. Eligibility criteria include South African citizenship, residency, war service, and means test compliance.

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7. Grant-In-Aid

This grant supplements Old Age, Disability, or War Veteran’s grants for individuals requiring full-time care due to physical or mental disabilities.

8. Social Relief of Distress Grant

Intended for individuals in dire need, including those affected by disasters or unable to meet basic needs. Includes the R350 SRD Grant, issued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligibility requirements vary depending on the specific grant and situation. Applicants should consult SASSA for detailed criteria and application procedures.

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