How Much Must You Earn To Qualify For A SASSA Grant?


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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) manages grants and allowances for people in South Africa who need need financial assistance, including grants for children, senior citizens and those who are disabled. There are several requirements a Sassa applicant must meet in order to qualify for a grant, including the minimum salary amount the applicant earns. 


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Because SASSA offers more than one social grant, there are different eligibility requirements for each one. 

The SASSA grants that have specific salary requirements are: 

War Veterans Grant

To be eligible for a War Veterans Grant, the applicant must not earn more than R 86 280 if they are single or R172 560 if married. In addition, the applicant can't have assets worth more than R 1 227 600 if they are single or R 2 455 200 if they are married.

Other requirements applicants need to meet in order to qualify for the War Veterans Grant include:  

  1. Being a South African citizen or permanent resident
  2. Living in South Africa
  3. Be 60 years of age or older or be disabled
  4. Having fought in the Second World War or the Korean War
  5. Have not receive any other social grant for yourself  
  6. Must not be cared for in a state institution

Child Support Grant

The Child Support Grant requires that an applicant/caregiver not earn more than R4000 if they are single. If married, the couple's combined monthly earnings must be less than R8000. 

Other requirements for the Child Support Grant include: 

  1. Being the primary caregiver who is responsible for the child
  2. Being a South African citizen or Permanent Resident
  3. The child must be younger than 18 years old
  4. The child must not be in the care of a state institution
  5. The child must live with the primary caregiver in South Africa who isn't paid to look after the child

Covid-19 Special Relief of Distress Fund

Although this grant doesn't specifically list a salary requirement, one of the other requirements is that the family's breadwinner has to be deceased (the grant application has to be submitted within three months of the passing) or have been admitted to a state institution (psychiatric hospital, prison, homes for older persons, substance abuse treatment centres or child and youth care centres).

Other requirements of the Covid-19 grant include: 

  1. The applicant is awaiting payment of an approved social grant.
  2. The applicant has been found medically unfit to undertake remunerative work for a period of less than 6 months.
  3. No maintenance is received from parent, child or spouse obliged in law to pay maintenance, and proof is furnished that efforts made to obtain maintenance have been unsuccessful.
  4. The applicant has been affected by a disaster as defines in the Disaster Management Act or the Fund Raising Act, 1978.
  5. The person is not receiving assistance from any other organization 

 








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