SASSA grant recipients who already receive an old-age, disability or war veterans grant, can apply for a grant-in-aid which can be used to assist with medical bills, nutritious food purchases, and compensating the person taking care of the frail.
How to qualify for SASSA grant-in-aid
To qualify for SASSA grant-in-aid you must already receiving an old-age, disability or war veterans grant. Applicants would need to show they require regular attendance by another person because of their physical or mental disabilities. The applicant must not be cared for at an institution that already receives a state subsidy.
You must also have a valid medical report or assessment report (less than 3 months old), which shows that you need full-time care. This can be from a private doctor and doesn’t have to be from a state doctor. You can apply for the grant-in-aid at the same time as when you apply for the main grant.
How to apply for the grant-in-aid
To apply for the grant-in-aid, fill out an application form at your nearest SASSA office. There is no application fee.
Thereafter, an interview will be conducted, and your fingerprints taken and given information on whether you qualify for the grant.
Processing time is 30 working days for your application to be processed and checked and either approved or refused. If your application is refused, you’ll get a letter explaining why it has been refused and how you can appeal.
How Much Is Grant-in-aid
Grant in aid is R460 per month.
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