On Which Days Can I Apply For SASSA's Older Persons Grant?

If you are wanting to apply for an older persons grant from SASSA, it's important to know that there are specific days set out for when you are allowed to come to the SASSA offices to do so. Read further to find out out which days are for Older Persons Grants applications.

If you are wanting to apply for an older persons grant from SASSA, it's important to know that there are specific days set out for when you are allowed to come to the SASSA offices to do so. Read further to find out out which days are for Older Persons Grants applications.

Should you be wanting to apply for an Older Persons Grant, you should head to the local SASSA office nearest to where you live. Offices are open for these types of applications on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

If you are too old or sick to travel to the office to apply, a family member or friend can do so on your behalf.

In order to qualify for the Older Persons Grant, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant must be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee.
  • The applicant and child must be resident in South Africa.
  • Must not be less than 60 years.
  • The applicant must not be in receipt of another social grant for him or herself.
  • The applicant and spouse must comply with the means test.
  • The applicant must not be maintained or cared for in a State Institution.
  • The applicant must submit a 13 digit bar coded identity document.

When you come in to apply, be sure to bring the following along:

  • Identity document
  • Spouse's identity document
  • Proof od spousal relationship status (A sworn statement/affidavit/divorce order/marriage certificate/spouse's death certificate)
  • A sworn statement/affidavit showing the income and assets of you and your spouse
  • Supporting documents to confirm your income and assets
  • Documented proof of the income of dependent children

SASSA has urged beneficiaries to use official SASSA communication platforms or visit local offices to get accurate information and clarity where there is a misunderstanding. Beneficiaries seeking more information should contact SASSA's toll-free number on 0800 60 10 11 or 013 754 9428/54 from 8am to 4pm during the week, Monday to Friday.

For more information on SASSA's Older Persons Grant, click here.

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