Social Grants

You and Your Rights: Lawful Deductions from Grants

The Social Assistance Act 2004 sets out the way in which grants payments must be managed by SASSA and service providers like CPS

Social Relief of Distress - Black Sash Information Sheet

The South African constitution says that ‘everyone has the right to have access to social security including, if they are unable to support themselves and their dependants, appropriate social assistance’ (Sec 27(1c)).

You and Your Rights: Child Support Grant

The Child Support Grant is monthly income support to adults in need, who care for children who are under the age of 18. Parents and primary caregivers qualify for the Child Support Grant if their child is born on or after 31 December 1993.

You and Your Rights: Foster Child Grant

The Foster Child Grant is monthly income support to adults who have fostered children (under the age of 18).

You and Your Rights: War Veterans’ Grant

The War Veterans’ Grant is monthly income support for people in need who served in the First World War (1914-1918) and/or the Second World War (1939-1945) and/or the Korean War (1950-1953).

You and Your Rights: Social Grant Lapses, Reviews, Suspensions, and Cancellations

A grant lapses when the SASSA system automatically stops paying it, based on the condition of the award (which is included in the original award letter).

You and Your Rights: Service Delivery at SASSA Pay Points

You should only have to wait a maximum of two hours in line at a Pay Point before receiving your money

You and Your Rights: Older Person’s Grant

The Older Person’s Grant– also known as the ‘state old-age pension’ – is monthly income support for citizens or permanent residents of South Africa who are in financial need and are 60 years old and older.

You and Your Rights: Grant-in-Aid

The Grant-in-Aid is monthly income support for adults who are in need of regular attendance by another person due to their disability. They may only receive this grant if they are already receiving one of the other three grants for adults, however.

You and Your Rights: Disability Grant

The Disability Grant is monthly income support for adults who are in financial need and who have a disability which prevents them from being able to support themselves.

You and Your Rights: Care Dependency Grant

The Care Dependency Grant is monthly income support to biological or foster parents, and to primary caregivers who look after children (under the age of 18) who are disabled and who require or receive permanent care or support services.