How To Apply For Sassa Grant For May 2023

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Sassa grants are provided to millions of South Africans who are in need of financial assistance due to various circumstances. Here is how to apply for a social grant from Sassa. 

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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) administers social grants to more than 18 million people who receive various types of grants. 

The following grants are administered by Sassa: 

  • Older person's grant (old age pension) 
  • Child support grant
  • R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant 
  • Care dependency grant 
  • Grant-in-aid (for individuals who live on a social grant but need someone to take care of them) 
  • War veteran's grant 
  • Foster child grant 
  • Disability grant 
  • Social Relief of Distress grant for temporary assistance

If you are looking to apply for any of these social grants then you can either visit a Sassa office in person or apply online via the Sassa services website. 

Applying In Person

If you plan to apply for a grant in person then you must visit a Sassa office close to you. If you are not able to go to the Sassa office due to illness, old age or disability then you may send a family member or friend to apply for you. The person applying for you must take a letter from you authorizing the application. 

The application form is free and will be available at the Sassa office and must be completed in the presence of a Sassa officer, who will assist you or the person you appointed to complete the application. 

Once the application has been completed you will be given a stamped receipt with the name of the Sassa official who assisted you with the application. You must keep the receipt as proof of your application. 

Applying Online

You should follow these steps in order to apply for a Sassa grant online: 

  1. Visit the Sassa services website 
  2. Click on 'Register' to create a personal profile on the website.  
  3. You will need to provide personal details like your ID number, email address and cellphone number when registering. 
  4. Once you have registered you will be able to login to the Sassa services website using your username and password. 
  5. Click on 'Apply for a grant' and select the type of grant you want to apply for. 
  6. Fill in the required information for the grant application. 
  7. Then you must print the Sassa generated affidavit and certify the document by a commissioner of oaths. Submit this affidavit after having it certified it. 
  8. Upload certified supporting documents along with your application. 

It is important to check the grant requirements to see if you qualify for the grant you are applying for. 

If you are applying online for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant there are two ways to apply for this grant.

Applicants can expect to wait 3 months for Sassa to process their grant application and if their grant has been approved then they will receive payment from the date which they applied. 

If your application was unsuccessful and you disagree with Sassa's decision then you can appeal within 90 days of receiving the communication that the application was unsuccessful. 

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is a government agency that is responsible for administering social security services to eligible individuals and families in South Africa. One of these services is Sassa grants.

SASSA provides social grants to individuals who are in need of financial assistance, including older persons, persons with disabilities, and children. These grants include the old age grant, disability grant, child support grant, foster child grant, and care dependency grant.

To qualify for a social grant from SASSA, individuals must meet certain eligibility criteria, including age, disability, income, and residency requirements. The application process for social grants involves completing an application form and providing supporting documents, such as identity documents, bank statements, and medical certificates.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sassa implemented the Special Relief of Distress (SRD) grant which sees beneficiaries receive R350 every month. 

SASSA is responsible for the distribution of social grants to eligible individuals, which is done through various payment channels, including bank accounts, cash paypoints, and merchants.

Overall, SASSA plays an important role in providing financial support to vulnerable individuals and families in South Africa.

To find out more about Sassa grants, including the R350 grant, head to our Sassa section. 

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