How to Apply for the SASSA Grant In Aid?

SASSA Grant In Aid: SASSA is a popular social security agency in South Africa. It is known for providing various financial assistance for adults and children through ‘grants’.

Seemingly, one such popular program for elders is the ‘SASSA Grant-In Aid’. Indeed, this grant is for the existing social grant receivers who require full-time care and are unable to care for themselves.

The article below will provide you with a complete guide on how to apply for the SASSA Grant In Aid.

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What is SASSA Grant In Aid?

In short, the SASSA Grant In Aid is a financial program for the existing who can’t look after themselves.

Indeed, people who apply and qualify for this grant will receive an additional grant to pay the person who is appointed to take full-time care.

Apart from living on a Social Grant, there are various other criteria to be met to qualify for this SASSA Grant-In Aid. Continue reading to explore them.

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for the SASSA Grant In Aid

Here you can find the list of eligibility criteria that are required to apply for the SASSA Grant In Aid.

  • You must be an existing applicant of the Old Age Grant, War Veteran Grant, or the Disability Grant
  • Ensure that you fulfill the eligibility criteria of the existing grant
  • Must be unable to take care of yourself and require a person to take full-time care
  • You should not be receiving care in any state institution that receives a subsidy from the government
  • You must also have a recent medical report from a private doctor stating that you need full-time care

How much is the SASSA Grant-In Aid and How you will be paid?

As of the latest update and increase in the grant amount, the eligible applicant can get R510 per month.

Indeed, the grant amount is expected to increase R10 per person per month from 1 April 2024. Seemingly, the Grant In Aid amount won’t vary depending on each person.

Moreover, you can receive the grant amount via various payment options like bank deposit, SASSA ATM, or Specific Pay points.

In case of multiple grants, it is essential to check your SASSA balance regularly to find whether you are receiving all the grant amounts.

Seemingly, you can either use the official SASSA website or click the button below to check your SASSA Status right now.

Check this article – What is the SASSA Disability Grant and How to Apply for it?

Documents Required to Apply for the SASSA Grant In Aid

Here are the documents that you should be carrying while applying for the SASSA Grant In Aid program.

  • Your 13-digit bar-coded identity Document (ID) is an absolute must
  • A medical statement proving your age and disability status and as a result, you need full-time care at home. The respective report can be from a private doctor but it should not be too old.
  • You should have a proof that states your marital status;

Affidavit or Sworn Statement: If you are single

Marriage Certificate: if you are married

Divorce Decree: In case of a dissolved marriage

Death Certificate: if your spouse is deceased

How to Apply for the SASSA Grant In Aid?

It is not possible to apply for the SASSA Grant In Aid online. Indeed, you have to visit the nearest SASSA office to apply for the respective grant.

It is essential to carry the documents mentioned above while visiting the SASSA office. In addition, make sure to fill out the application in the presence of a SASSA officer.

You will also have to undergo a medical assessment as a part of the process. In case, you are sick or unable to visit the office, then you can appoint a procurator to apply the grant for you.

Seemingly, the procurator can be your family member or a close friend. Make sure to collect the receipt from the SASSA officer.

Furthermore, you can check your SASSA application status online using the reference number in the receipt.

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What to do if your SASSA Grant In Aid application is declined?

The rejection of applications is common with most applicants due to potential reasons. However, you can still request SASSA to reconsider your application.

In that case, you have to appeal your decision to SASSA and the Department of Social Development within 90 days of the application submission.

Final Note

This is how you can apply for the SASSA Grant-In Aid. Note that elders who already receiving the social grant are eligible to apply for the Grant In Aid. Ensure that you submit your original documents to get rid of unnecessary issues.

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