Income less than R52,800 pa (if single) or R105,600 pa (combined income if married) Primary caregiver of a child (parent, grandparent or anyone primarily responsible for the child`s care) Note: These conditions have resulted in massive backlogs in the justice system, in part due to the lack of capacity of the Department of Social Development. Provide a sufficient number of social workers to process applications and reviews. This is one of the reasons for the change in the law, which allows family members who have taken in orphans to apply directly for an increase in child benefits instead of waiting for a court order. The special distress subsidy was introduced for the unemployed during the Covid-19 pandemic. You will then receive R350 per month. You can receive this benefit if you are caring for a severely disabled child who needs full-time and special care. Recipients of this grant receive R1890 per month. Caring for a child is very expensive. We are aware of this and would like to help you understand how the child support subsidy works and who can apply for a subsidy from the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).

This is used to help with medical bills, purchases of nutritious food, and compensation for the caregiver, in addition to another subsidy. Beneficiaries receive R460 per month. Note: If you are too old or sick to come to the office to apply, a family member or friend can apply on your behalf. The person must take a letter from you and/or a medical certificate stating why you cannot go to the office yourself. Make sure all documents have been submitted to ensure you receive payments for the next 2 months. The maximum amount you receive is R1,890 per month. If you are over 75 years of age, you will receive R1 910. Applicants can check the status of their application, appeal and view their balance sheet: Click here to learn more about the SASSA Child Support Grant. The foster child allowance is intended for those who have received care of orphaned, abandoned, abused, neglected or otherwise endangered children. Assets not exceeding R1,227,600 (if single) or R2,455,200 (if married) The old-age allowance is withdrawn if you die, are admitted to a public institution or if your income or assets improve to the point that you no longer pass the means test. You must inform the ministry of any changes in your situation. Only people whose monthly income is below a certain level can receive the subsidy.

The criterion for deciding this is called a resource test. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will pay you the grant in one of the following ways: The Child Support Grant is for low-income households to help parents meet their child`s basic needs. You will receive R460 per month per child. The Care Dependency Grant is income support for caregivers who provide long-term care to children with severe mental or physical disabilities. However, this information can be modified by SASSA. The most up-to-date information can be found on the SASSA website The subsidy expires in one of the following circumstances: Court-appointed parent, primary caregiver or foster parent A childcare allowance is paid to the foster parent by court order. You get R1050 per month. Social assistance in distress is a temporary benefit of assistance to people in such material need that they are unable to meet their most basic needs or those of their families. The subsidy is for those who already have a social grant but cannot support themselves. It is a subsidy to pay the person who cares for you full-time.

If your application is not approved, SASSA will inform you in writing of the reason why your application was not successful. If you do not agree with the decision, you can contact the Minister of Social Development of the National Department of Social Development. You must file an objection within 90 days of notice that your application has been rejected. The food allowance is intended for low-income households to help parents meet the basic needs of their child. The subsidy is not intended to replace other income, but to bridge the gap in the cost of living. (Note: For children under 18 who require ongoing care because of a disability, see Care Allowance) To learn more about the SASSA Seniors Grant, click here. You and the child must live in South Africa. You cannot receive the grant for more than 6 children who are not your legally adopted or biological children.

The disability allowance is for people with a severe physical or mental disability that makes them unable to work and support themselves. Visit the SASSA website by clicking here to learn more about the grant. Although the app is free, you will receive a receipt. Keep it as proof that you applied. If you are the primary caregiver for a child (a parent, grandparent, or person primarily responsible for caring for the child), you will need the following to be eligible for a scholarship: Applications will be processed immediately, and even if your application has not been reviewed for credibility, you may receive a food payment or allowance for the first month. The maximum amount you will receive from 1 April 2019 is R1,780, and beneficiaries over the age of 75 will receive R1,800. To be eligible for the Seniors Scholarship, the applicant must: Visit the SASSA website to learn more about the SASSA Disability Grant. You can receive a scholarship to accompany you in old age. An invalidity allowance is paid to persons aged 60 or over. This supplement was previously known as the old-age pension.

SASSA can decide whether your grant needs to be revised. Your income, as declared during the grant application, forms the basis for this decision. You will be informed three months in advance of the date on which the verification will take place or on which the certificate of life (proof that you are still alive) is due. If you receive your money through the bank, institution or prosecutor, you will have to fill out a certificate of life at the SASSA offices every year. SASSA Western Cape Street Address: Golden Acre, Adderley Street, Cape Town, 8001 Postal Address: Private Bag X9189, Cape Town, 8000 Tel: 021 469 0200 Fax: 021 469 0260 The Elderly Allowance – also known as the State Old Age Pension – is a monthly income for citizens, permanent residents and refugees aged 60 and over with no other financial income. This grant is designed to help our senior residents cope financially with their old age. You are eligible for a senior scholarship if you: More information about a senior scholarship: What you need to do. For more information, please visit the following websites: Sometimes it is very difficult to understand when you qualify for a pension benefit. An allowance for the elderly is paid to persons aged 60 or over who were previously called old-age pension. The following important points are specified by the Department of Social Development of South Africa: The grant is staggered according to the applicant`s other income. The current maximum is R1,860.

People over 75 receive an additional R20, but a maximum of R1,880. This scholarship is for former soldiers who fought in the Second World War (1939-1945) or the Korean War (1950-1953) and who are unable to support themselves. Note: The income of foster parents is not taken into account. October 2020 the following message with: “All supplementary amounts for social benefits (old age, disability, veterans, family allowances, foster children and dependency) have expired. Grant amounts from November will be reset to pre-Covid amounts. There is no extension of the additional amounts. #SASSACARES » The amount of old-age benefit changes every year. Currently, the maximum amount you will receive is R1,780 per month.

If you are over 75, you will receive R1,800. Changes in the amount of subsidies are reflected annually in the State Budget Speech or at the opening of Parliament.