Your 8-Step Guide To Applying For Sassa Grants Online


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Sassa revealed that individuals can submit Sassa grant applications online. Here's everything you need to know about Sassa online grant applications. 


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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) provides social grants to millions of vulnerable people living in the country. It is estimated that approximately 19 million people benefit from the permanent grants disputed by the agency, which is in addition to the 8 million Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant beneficiaries. 

Sassa distributes several different permanent grants. These include the Older Persons pension grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant, Care Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top-Up and Grant-in-aid.

Purpose Of Social Grants 

Sassa grants play a critical role in reducing poverty and improving the quality of life for millions of South Africans. They provide a safety net for vulnerable groups, including children, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities. 

The Child Support Grant provides financial assistance to caregivers of children under the age of 18. The Old Age Pension supports elderly citizens aged 60 and above while The Disability Grant offers financial support to individuals with permanent or temporary disabilities. 

The Foster Child Grant assists caregivers of foster children, the Care Dependency Grant is for caregivers of children with severe disabilities while the Grant-in-Aid supplements other grants for individuals who need full-time care, and the Social Relief of Distress Grant provides temporary assistance for individuals in dire need.

If you require this type of assistance, you can apply for a Sassa grant. The great news is that you can apply for a Sassa grant from the comfort and safety of your home. 

Here’s Your 8-Step Guide To Applying For A Sassa Grant Online

Step 1: Access the Sassa Online Services Website

To start your Sassa grant application, visit the Sassa Online Services Portal. 

Step 2: Register for Sassa Online Services

Once on the Sassa Online Services Portal, click on the "Register" button. Provide the required personal information in the registration form. Once you have entered all necessary details, click the "Save" button to proceed with your registration.

Step 3: Confirm Your Registration with an OTP

A One-Time-Pin (OTP) will be sent to your mobile device to confirm your registration. Enter the OTP on the registration page. 

Step 4: Log In to Access Sassa Services

After successfully registering, log in to the Sassa Online Services using your login credentials. This will give you access to various Sassa services from the home screen.

Step 5: Start Your Grant Application

To begin your grant application, click on the “Apply for a Grant” button on the home screen. Choose the type of grant you want to apply for. For example, select "Older Person’s Grant."

Step 6: Complete the Screening Questionnaire

Fill out the screening questionnaire that appears, ensuring all information is accurate and matches your ID document

Step 7: Fill in the Sassa Grant Application Form

Complete the grant application form by providing the necessary information as requested. Also, fill out the Sassa-generated affidavit. Once all required fields are filled in, click the "Continue To Next Step" button to proceed.

Step 8: Upload Supporting Documents and Submit Your Application

Follow the prompts to upload all required supporting documents. Make sure to check the document list to ensure all necessary documents are included, as some may need to be certified. 

Once you have uploaded all the required documents, click the "SUBMIT DOCUMENTS" button to complete your application. 

After this, you will receive a confirmation SMS and email with a reference number for future inquiries. 

It's important to note that the grant is considered officially submitted when all the required documents have been provided to Sassa. 

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