Documents Needed to Apply for SASSA Grants

Documents Needed to Apply for SASSA Grants: It is essential to have the respective eligibility and the valid documents to apply for any schemes we desire.

In that way, applying for SASSA Social Grants also requires the applicants to submit valid documents to verify their identity.

Moreover, the type of documents you submit will differ for each Social Grant. For example, it is not essential to submit income certificates and bank statements for all grants.

So, continue reading to find the documents needed to apply for SASSA Grants.

Documents Needed to Apply for SASSA Grants

No matter what grant you are going to apply for, the below section will mention the list of documents you will need to apply for it.

#1. SASSA Old Person’s Grant/Old Age Grant

South African Citizens who are above the age of 60 years are eligible to apply for the SASSA Old Age Grant. Below is the list of documents you will need to apply for the * Old Person’s Grant.

  • Identity Documents (ID)
  • Bank statements (last 3 months)
  • Proof of marital status (if applicable)
  • Residential Proof
  • Proof of income and/or dividends (if any)
  • Proof of assets, including the value of the property you own
  • Submit the Proof for the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) if applicable

You can check our detailed article to apply for the SASSA Old Age Grant with a step-by-step guide.

#2. SASSA Child Support Grant

Below is the list of documents to be submitted to apply for the SASSA Child Support Grant.

  • Parent or guardian’s South African ID
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Proof of child’s maintenance
  • Proof of income
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Court order stating that you have custody of the child (if divorced)
  • Death certificate (if one or both parents are dead)

Check this article to learn more about the grant and the step-by-step guide to apply for the SASSA Child Support Grant.

#3. SASSA Care Dependency Grant

Seemingly, the SASSA Care Dependency Grant is provided to the parents or guardians to take care of a child with severe disability. Below are the documents to apply for the Care Dependency Grant.

  • South African ID of the Parent or Guardian
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Medical/Assessment report confirming the child’s disability
  • Proof of marital status
  • Salary slips, and bank statements for the previous three months (Note: Foster parents need not submit the salary statements)

#4. SASSA Grant In-Aid

The Grant-In-Aid is provided to the existing social grant receivers who struggle to look after themselves.

So, SASSA provides them additional pay to appoint a person who takes full-time care of them.

  • South African ID or Special Permit
  • Proof of marital status
  • A medical assessment report that states you need full-time care

Have a look at this article for a complete guide to apply for the SASSA Grant-In-Aid.

#5. SASSA War Veterans Grant

The SASSA War Veterans Grant is introduced for the Former South African Soldiers who fought in the Second World War (1939-1945) or the Korean War (1950-1953).

Indeed, the former soldiers who can’t support themselves can apply for this grant. The documents needed are;

  • Identity Documents (ID)
  • Proof of war service (Certificate)
  • Medical Assessment/Report stating that you cannot work (if you are under 60 years old)
  • An affidavit stating that you are single (if applicable)
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Divorce order (if applicable)
  • Spouse’s death certificate (if applicable)
  • Proof of income (if you or your spouse is employed)
  • Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) blue book or discharge certificate from your previous employer (if applicable)
  • Bank statements for the last three months (if applicable)

Check this article to find a detailed step-by-step guide to apply for the SASSA War Veterans Grant.

#6. SASSA Foster Child Grant

The SASSA Foster Child Grant is provided to the parents or guardians who take care of the foster children placed in their custody by the court.

  • Identity Document of both the Foster Parent and the Child
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Status permit and refugee ID (if you are a refugee)
  • The court order that placed the child in your care
  • Proof of your marital status

People who are eligible for the above grant can check this article to apply for the SASSA Foster Child Grant.

#7. Social Relief of Distress Grant

The Social Relief of Distress R350 grant is provided to the individuals who have no other income source and struggling to look after themselves. Indeed, the documents needed to apply for the SRD R350 grant are;

  • Your South African ID or Special Permit
  • Proof of no other support
  • Proof of no income

If you found yourselves eligible for this grant, refer to this article for a detailed guide: How to Apply for the SRD R350 Grant?

#8. SASSA Disability Grant

People who are unable to get a job or continue in a job for more than 6 months due to their physical or mental disability can apply for the SASSA Disability Grant.

Here are the documents that you will need to apply for the Disability Grant.

  • Your South African ID or Special Permit
  • The medical report that confirms the disability
  • Proof of marital status (if applicable)
  • Residential proof
  • Proof of assets, including the municipal value of your property
  • Proof of private pension (if any)
  • Bank statements for the past three months
  • Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) document (‘blue book’) or discharge certificate from your previous employer (if you were employed)

However, the grant offered can be permanent or temporary depending on the level of your disability.

Check our detailed article to find out more about the SASSA Disability Grant and the step-by-step guide to apply for it.

Final Note

That is all to say about the documents needed to apply for the SASSA grants. Indeed, SASSA advises the applicants to apply for the desired grant in the nearest SASSA office. However, you can also apply for your desired grant online using the GovChat application.

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