SASSA: Who Qualifies for the Older Persons Grant

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If you are over a certain age and are considering applying for the SASSA Older Persons Grant, there are certain requirements that need to be met along with the application.


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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) distributes a number of different social grants to people living in South Africa. This includes grants for children, older person grants, disability grants and the R350 SRD grant. 

The older person grant provides some financial assistance to people who are 60 years and older as they may no longer be able to work. 

The grant is commonly referred to as the pensioner's grant and is worth a maximum of R1 890 per month while those who are older than 75 years old will receive up to R1 910 per month. 

People who qualify for the SASSA older persons grant need to meet certain criteria. There is a set of requirements that the person needs to pass in order to receive the grant. 

To qualify for the older persons grant the applicant must:

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

If the above criteria is not met, the applicant will not qualify and will not receive this grant. 

To know more about SASSA's Older Persons Grant, click here.


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