Sassa has revealed that 29 million people receive some form of grant in South Africa. Which is nearly 50% of South Africa’s population.
Recently, Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that 29 million people in South Africa receive some form of grant. Ramaphosa also revealed that 11 million out of the 29 million people receive the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, also known as the R350 grant.
The remaining grant beneficiaries receive the following social grants from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa):
- Care dependency grant
- Child support grant
- Disability grant
- Foster child grant
- Older persons grant
- War veterans grant
Social grants provided by the government help the most vulnerable people in South Africa. The amount received may not be much but these beneficiaries ensure that they use the grant wisely so that it meets their basic needs.
Those in need of the following grants may visit the Sassa website to find out how they may apply and if they qualify. Each grant has its own application requirements, therefore, applicants should ensure that they meet the requirements before applying.
Applicants may visit a Sassa office nearest to them to apply for a grant. They are advised to have the necessary documentation with them when they apply. They may either check the Sassa website or phone a Sassa office to check which documents are needed.