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Relatives caring for an orphaned child can apply for and receive the Child Support Grant Top-Up of R720 per child per month. Top-Up Grant means you get an additional amount of R240 that supplements the standard Child Support Grant amount of R480 which then comes to R720 per month. The top-up intervention is also meant for orphaned children living in child-headed households.
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No Social Worker’s report or court order are needed to access the Top-Up.
How to apply for Child Top-Up Grant
To qualify, applicants must prove that a child is an orphan by providing the following:
- certified copies of the death certificates of the child’s parents, or
- where the death certificate of one of the parents cannot be obtained by the applicant, a certified copy of the death certificate of one parent and an affidavit by the applicant attesting to the unknown status of the child’s other parent.
To apply, you can visit the nearest SASSA office. For more information, you can email GrantsEnquiries@sassa.gov.zaor call SASSA Services on 0800601011 or 0124002322