There are approximately 18 million people in South Africa who are covered by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). SASSA distributes various types of grants to them.
We will outline the types of grants SASSA awards, as well as the grant amounts and some basic criteria on this page. You can find more information about any of these grants by clicking the link next to the grant type. check the sassa grants payments
SRD Grants (Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grants) are monthly grants of R350. SRD grants are available to South African citizens/refugees/asylum seekers/special permit holders without adequate means of support.
CARE DEPENDENCY GRANT
The Care Dependency Grant is a monthly grant of R2080 per child. CDG grants are for parents, foster parents, or primary care-givers of children under 18 who require full-time care due to mental or physical disabilities.
CHILD SUPPORT GRANT
Child Support Grants are grants of R500 per child, per month (plus a top-up of R250). Under the CSG grant, the primary care giver of a child under 18 years old is eligible to receive assistance.
This grants is based on a sliding scale, but is capped at R2080 per month (based on a sliding scale, but this is the maximum amount). People with a physical or mental disability who cannot work for six or more months are eligible for the Disability Grant.
FOSTER CHILD GRANT
Each month, Foster Child Grants are distributed at the rate of R1120 per child. A foster parent (by a valid court order) of a child under 18 may apply for the FCG grant.
OLDER PERSONS GRANT
A grant of R2080 to R2100 is available to older people (people between the ages of 60 and 75 get a lesser grant, while those over 75 get a larger grant). Age pension grants are available to people over 65 who meet the means test.
Grant-In-Aid grants of R500 per month are available. Current grant holders who are unable to care for themselves need to pay someone full-time to care for them.
WAR VETERANS GRANT
The War Veteran’s Grant provides R2100 per month to veterans. The WVG grant is for former soldiers who fought in the Second World War or Korean War and cannot support themselves.