Apply for the Grant-in-aid

Many people do not know that it is possible to increase the monthly amount of your pension by R500 just by filling out a form! Read on!


by José Gonçalo

Published on 04/30/2023

Learn how to apply for the federal pension that can increase your income by R6,000 annually!

Apply for the Grant-in-aid! Source: Foster the Money

Apply for Grant-in-aid, additional aid for those receiving federal benefits but still in need of financial support.




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Ensure R500 monthly! Get the assistance you need!

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With this pension, you can increase your monthly earnings by R500 indefinitely. Find out how to request this help below!

Who is eligible for the program?

Below, learn about the basic requirements to apply for Grant-in-aid:

  • Already receive a disability grant, veteran’s grant, or seniors grant;
  • Not being able to take care of yourself due to your physical or mental disability and therefore needing someone else’s full-time care;
  • Not being cared for in an institution that receives a government subsidy for care or housing.

What documents do you need to provide?

You need to present basic documents to apply for Grant-in-aid. Below, find out which documents you need:

  • Your identity document (ID) with a 13-digit barcode;
  • Proof of your marital status and spouse’s identity (if married);
  • Medical report or assessment report (less than three months old) that shows you need full-time care.

In some cases, you will need to provide additional data. In these cases, SASSA agents have indicated which documents you must present.

Grant-in-aid application

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Grant-in-aid application. Source: Adobe Stock

In order to apply for a Grant-in-aid, you must visit the SASSA Agency office nearest to your residence, bringing along the necessary documents outlined.

The form must be requested and completed in the presence of a SASSA employee, either by yourself as the applicant or by an authorized employee of SASSA.

Following this, a SASSA representative will conduct an interview to determine your eligibility for the subsidy.

Upon registration, you will receive a receipt. Remember to keep it as proof that you requested this help.

If you are unable to visit the office in person, you may arrange for a family member or friend to apply on your behalf.

Find other assistance programs: Social Relief of Distress

During times of crisis, the government provides temporary assistance to those in need. This is a reliable and secure method to obtain swift aid until circumstances improve.

Please refer to the following article for information on how to access immediate assistance.

Social Relief of Distress

Apply for the Social Relief of Distress: find out how

Apply to Social Relief of Distress and receive cash or food aid in time of need. Find out how to use this program here!

About the author

José Gonçalo

I started reading about finance only to find better options than savings. Since then, I have never stopped studying finance, and I believe that writing about it is the best way to help individuals feel fulfilled and have a healthy financial life. Today, I balance finance and medical school studies.

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