SASSA Grant-in-Aid

What is SASSA Grant-in-Aid and do you need it? Picture: File/Fotor.

SASSA Grant-in-Aid for 2024 explained

What exactly is SASSA Grant-in-Aid, how much does it pay and how does it differ to other South African Social Security Agency benefits?

SASSA Grant-in-Aid

What is SASSA Grant-in-Aid and do you need it? Picture: File/Fotor.

SASSA Grant-in-Aid is a stipend provided to those already receiving government grants, but not just anyone is eligible. To secure SASSA Grant-in-Aid, only people receiving Disability, Older Persons and War Veterans Grants can apply.

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In this way it makes it different to the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant which nearly anyone can apply for if required. SASSA Grant-in-Aid is provided additionally to the neediest grant recipients, says SASSA Grant Status Check.


Head office of SASSA House, Pretoria. Picture: File.

The government stipend is aimed at existing grant holders who require full-time care at home and who need the extra resources to hire someone to provide full-time care services. SASSA Grant-in-Aid currently pays out R510 per month. And while this was not increased in October 2023 with all the other grants, it is understood it should increase again on Monday 1 April 2024, most likely by R10.

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To receive SASSA Grant-in-Aid you must already be a primary grant recipient as mentioned above. You must be unable to care for yourself due to mental or physical disability and require full-time care at home. This will be proven with a medical assessment from a private or government doctor stating you need full-time care. The report cannot be older than three months. You don’t qualify if you’re already receiving care in a state care facility.


SASSA grant payouts for the start of 2024. Picture: File.

Click HERE for a full list of regional branches you can visit to secure grant-in-aid. And confirm all SASSA 2024 payment dates by clicking HERE.

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