How To Have Someone Collect Your Sassa Grant On Your Behalf

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Sassa plays a vital role in providing permanent social grants to individuals in need, including unsupported children, the elderly, and the disabled. However, there may be instances where beneficiaries are unable to collect their monthly grant payments personally.

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Opting to have someone collect your Sassa grant on your behalf can either be due to ill-health or old age and the end result can be a delayed grant or lapsed grant payment, which can be devastating. Fortunately, Sassa offers a solution through the appointment of a Sassa procurator.

This article aims to guide individuals through the process of appointing a procurator and ensuring a smooth collection of their Sassa grants.

What is a procurator?

A procurator is someone who can collect the grant on behalf of the beneficiary.

To appoint a procurator, beneficiaries must follow a specific procedure outlined by Sassa. The procurator is someone chosen by the beneficiary to collect their grant when they are unable to do so themselves.

This arrangement requires the procurator to submit an application on behalf of the beneficiary.

Requirements for becoming a procurator

  • The procurator must be 18 years or older.
  • The procurator must be a permanent resident of South Africa.
  • The procurator should not be an unrehabilitated insolvent.
  • The procurator must be willing to act on behalf of the beneficiary.
  • The procurator must possess a valid 13-digit South African Identity document.
  • A life certificate for the beneficiary must be provided.
  • The beneficiary must not owe any debts to the procurator.
  • A procurator may not act on behalf of more than five beneficiaries.
  • The procurator needs to provide an affidavit, certifying that all facts stated are accurate and that all collected funds will be given to the beneficiary.
  • Both the beneficiary's and the appointee's identity documents must be submitted.
  • If needed, a Sassa official can assist in capturing the appointee as the procurator.

Appointment Process

To initiate the appointment process, the beneficiary should contact their local Sassa office and inform them of their intention to appoint a procurator. Sassa officials will guide them through the necessary steps and provide any required forms or documentation.

The beneficiary and the prospective procurator should complete the affidavit, ensuring all information is accurate and verifiable. This affidavit serves as a legal agreement between the beneficiary and the procurator, ensuring the proper handling of grant payments.

Once all the documentation is ready, the beneficiary or their representative must submit it to the Sassa office for processing. Sassa officials will verify the information provided and, if everything is in order, approve the appointment of the procurator.

Appointing a procurator can greatly assist beneficiaries who are unable to collect their grants in person. It ensures that the funds are collected and delivered to the beneficiary promptly, reducing the risk of non-payment or delays caused by transportation or health-related challenges. 

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

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