Sassa Older Persons Grant

By | March 20, 2023

Sassa Older Persons Grant

Sassa Older Persons Grant Application

South African citizens who are in their 60’s can apply for a Sassa grant to care for themselves. This grant used to be called the old age pension. The maximum amount that you will get is R1 980 per month. If you are older than 75 years, you will get R2 000.

If you are admitted to an institution that has a contract with the state to care for you, the social grant is reduced to 25% of the maximum amount of the grant. This will start from the fourth month following your admission to that institution. The reduced grant is re-instated immediately from the date you are discharged from the institution.

Who Is Eligible For Sassa Older Persons Grant

To be eligible for the older person’s Grant, an applicant must meet the following:

  • be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee
  • live in South Africa
  • not receive any other social grant for yourself
  • not be cared for in a state institution
  • not earn more than R86 280  if you are single or R172 560 if married.
  • not have assets worth more than 1 227 600 if you are single or R2 455 200 if you are married.

Sassa Older Persons Grant Application Date 2024/2025

Application is now open for older person’s to apply for grant. Every month the application window is been open. It may take up to three months to process your application. If your grant is approved, you will be paid from the date on which you applied

Sassa Disability Grant Application Requirements 2024/2025

To apply for the SASSA older person’s Grant in South Africa, the applicant will need to provide certain documents to support their application. The following are the documents needed to apply:

Go to the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) office nearest to where you live and bring the following:

  • Your 13-digit bar-coded identity document (ID). If you don’t have an ID:
  • you must complete an affidavit on a standard SASSA format in the presence of a Commissioner of Oaths who is not a SASSA official
  • you must bring a sworn statement signed by a reputable person (like a councillor, traditional leader, social worker, minister of religion or school principal) who can verify your name and age
  • the SASSA official will take your fingerprints. You will be referred to the Department of Home Affairs to apply for the ID while your application is processed. If you don’t get an ID, your grant will be suspended.
  • Proof of your marital status (if applicable).
  • Proof of residence.
  • Proof of your income and/or dividends (if any).
  • Proof of your assets, including the value of the property you own.
  • Proof of your private pension (if any).
  • Your bank statements of the previous three months.
  • If you were employed, proof of your Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) membership (‘blue book’) or discharge certificate from your previous employer.

If your spouse died within the last five years, a copy of the will and the first and final liquidation and distribution accounts where applicable.
Please note: If you are too old or sick to travel to the office to apply, a family member or friend can apply on your behalf. The person should take a letter from you and/or a doctor’s note saying why you cannot visit the office.

Sassa Older Persons Grant Application Process 2024/2025

To apply for the SASSA older person’s Grant in South Africa, follow these steps:

Get the required documentation:

  • Get all the necessary documentation required for the application, such as ID, medical report, proof of income, proof of residence, and bank statement.

Find a SASSA office:

  •   Make sure to locate a SASSA office near you, and make sure to check the office hours and any COVID-19 restrictions.

Submit the application:

  • Visit the nearest SASSA office and submit your application. A SASSA official will provide you with an application form, which you will need to complete and attach all the required documentation.

Wait for the evaluation:

  • SASSA will review your application and notify you of the outcome. This can take several weeks, so be patient.

Attend an assessment:

  • If your application is approved, you will need to attend an assessment to determine the extent of your disability. This will help SASSA determine the amount of your monthly grant and any additional benefits you may be eligible for.

Receive your grant:

  • Once the assessment is complete, and all the necessary paperwork is processed, you will receive your monthly Disability Grant payments.

Note: It is important to keep your contact details up to date with Sassa so that they can reach you if they need additional information or to provide you with updates on your application.

When Will Your Grant Lapse?

The grant will lapse when you:

  • pass away
  • are admitted to a state institution
  • do not claim for three consecutive months
  • are absent from the country

Sassa Older Persons Grant Payments

After your grant is approved, you will be paid on the date on which you applied. Check when the next SASSA payment date is here (it is usually around the 3rd or 4th day of each month). Your older person’s Grant will be paid in any of these 3 ways (depending on your preference):

  •  Directly into your bank account
  •  Collected in cash from approved pay points
  •  From specific institutions

Sassa Contact Details

All active SRD R350 grant applications or reapplications made since April 2022 will automatically be considered for each month until March 2023. Existing applicants can update their responses to the screening questionnaire here, at any time, should their circumstances change or to correct errors. Visit the official website of Sassa For More Details.

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