The South African Social Security Agency administers permanent social grants to assist the low-income population.
South Africans are currently dependent on some form of permanent social grant for more than 18 million people.
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Old Persons’ Grants, Disability Grants, Care Dependency Grants, Social Relief of Distress Grants, War Veterans’ Grants, Foster Child Grants, Child Support Grants, and Grants-in-Aid are among these grants.
In addition to the SRD grant, Sassa also provides the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, which pays out R350 per month to qualified individuals. The SRD grant was originally introduced during Covid-19’s peak in May 2020. The grants are temporary and expire on March 31.
This article will explain how to apply for one of the above-mentioned permanent social grants in August 2023.
A Guide To Applying For A Sassa Grant For August 2023
In the first place, Sassa understands that not all South Africans require a social grant on a permanent basis. For this reason, you should ensure that you meet the agency’s eligibility requirements before applying.
You must submit your permanent social grant application at your nearest Sassa branch office. Your application form will be provided to you, and you will need to complete it in front of a Sassa official. The application process will not cost you anything.
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If you are applying for a grant, you must also submit supporting documentation. Foster Child Grants are paid out according to court orders, which is an exception.
Your application will be processed by Sassa and you will be issued a receipt with a reference number. Sassa’s proof application serves as a validation of her application and should always be kept safe.
Getting feedback from Sassa on my application
Your grant payment will be issued in the month in which you applied if you are successful. Applications are usually processed within three months.
If your application is rejected by Sassa, you will be notified in writing as to why. The unsuccessful application status can be appealed within 30 days after you receive it from Sassa. After reviewing your appeal, a representative from Sassa will contact you within 60 to 90 days.
SASSA Contact Information
If you have any further questions, please visit Sassa’s website or call its toll-free number 0800601011.