How to apply for SASSA grant-in-aid

Grant-in-aid is is a monthly payment from the government meant for grant recipients who are already receiving an old age, disability or war veteran’s grant and they are unable to care for themselves, to the point where they need full-time care from someone else. You can’t get the grant-in-aid on its own; it must be in addition to one of these main grants.

Grant-in-aid Qualifying Criteria

To qualify for SASSA grant-in-aid you must already receiving an old-age, disability or war veterans grant. Applicants would need to show they require regular attendance by another person because of their physical or mental disabilities. The applicant must not be cared for at an institution that already receives a state subsidy.

You must also have a valid medical report or assessment report (less than 3 months old), which shows that you need full-time care. This can be from a private doctor and doesn’t have to be from a state doctor. You can apply for the grant-in-aid at the same time as when you apply for the main grant.

Grant-in-aid Application Process

To apply for the  grant-in-aid, fill out an application form at your nearest SASSA office. There is no application fee.

Thereafter, an interview will be conducted, and your fingerprints taken and given information on whether you qualify for the grant.

Processing time is 30 working days for your application to be processed and checked and either approved or refused. If your application is refused, you’ll get a letter explaining why it has been refused and how you can appeal.

How much is Grant-in-aid

Grant in aid is  R460 per month.

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