Check SASSA Grant-In Aid Status Online

Check SASSA Grant-In Aid Status Online 2024

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By Thembi Jansen

The SASSA Grant-In-Aid is a social grant provided by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to give financial assistance to people with disabilities who require full-time care at home. This article provides a comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about the SASSA Grant-In-Aid in 2024 from eligibility criteria, required documents, and step-by-step application process to payment methods, grant balance checks, and more.

Check SASSA Grant-In Aid Status Online 2024

What is the SASSA Grant-In-Aid?

The SASSA Grant-In-Aid is an additional grant for South Africans who already receive the Disability Grant, Older Person’s Grant, or War Veteran’s Grant from SASSA. It aids recipients who require full-time care at home due to their inability to care for themselves because of a severe mental or physical disability.

The grant provides them with a monthly amount of R510 (as of October 2023, set to increase to R520 in April 2024) to help cover the cost of hiring a caregiver or acquiring caregiving services.

Eligibility Criteria for SASSA Grant-In-Aid

To qualify for the SASSA Grant-In-Aid in 2024, you must:

  • Already be receiving the Disability Grant, Older Person’s Grant or War Veteran’s Grant
  • Require full-time care at home due to your inability to care for yourself independently because of a severe mental or physical disability
  • Have a valid medical assessment report less than 3 months old confirming your disability and need for full-time care
  • Not already be receiving care in a state institution
  • Pass the means test

SASSA Grant-In-Aid Amount

As of 1 October 2023, the SASSA Grant-In-Aid monthly amount is R510. This amount will increase by R10 to R520 per month from 1 April 2024 onwards.

Grant-In-Aid Application Procedure

You can apply for the SASSA Grant-In-Aid by:

  1. Visiting your nearest SASSA office to collect the application form
  2. Applying online through the SASSA services website

At the SASSA office:

  • Collect the application form
  • Complete it in front of a SASSA officer
  • Submit it along with your medical assessment report
  • Get your fingerprints taken
  • Receive a dated stamp receipt

If you’re unable to visit the offices yourself, a trusted family member or friend can apply on your behalf with:

  • A letter from you
  • Doctor’s note explaining why you can’t apply yourself

Required Documents

When applying, take these documents to SASSA:

  • Green barcoded ID
  • Valid medical assessment report (less than 3 months old)
  • Marital status documentation
  • SASSA Grant-In-Aid affidavit (completed and signed)

Application Processing Time

It takes up to 3 months to process SASSA Grant-In-Aid applications. If approved, payments will be backdated to the date you applied.

Ways to Check SASSA Grant-In-Aid Application Status

You can check your grant-in-aid application status through:

If Your Application is Unsuccessful

If your application is declined but you disagree with the decision, you can:

  1. Request SASSA to reconsider your application
  2. If that fails, appeal to the Ministry of Social Development within 90 days

The Ministry will review and reverse SASSA’s initial decision if they rule in your favor.

SASSA Grant-In-Aid Payment Methods

Once approved, you can receive payments via:

  • Direct deposit into your bank or Postbank account
  • Cash withdrawals from Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Checkers etc.
  • Specific institutions like old age homes

To update your payment method, visit your welfare office and fill out the relevant form.

Ways to Check SASSA Grant-In-Aid Balance

After getting approved, check your remaining balance by:

  • USSD code: *120*3210# or *120*69277#
  • Any ATM (bank fees may apply)
  • WhatsApp: 082 046 8553
  • Call center: 0800 601 011

SASSA Grant-In-Aid Reviews

SASSA conducts grant reviews to verify if:

  • You still meet the financial means test
  • Your circumstances have changed
  • You’re still alive (for Older Person’s & War Veteran’s Grants)

They’ll send a written notice 3 months before your review deadline. Submit any required documents on time to avoid suspension.

Reasons for SASSA Grant-In-Aid Suspension

Your grant may be suspended if:

  • Your circumstances change
  • You provide false information
  • You don’t cooperate during reviews
  • You were approved by mistake
  • Review outcomes warrant it

Appealing Suspended Grants

If you disagree with the suspension, appeal to the Ministry of Social Development within 90 days.

When the Grant-In-Aid Lapses?

Your grant will lapse if:

  • You pass away
  • You can’t confirm you’re alive
  • You don’t collect payments for 3+ months
  • You’re admitted to a state institution
  • You leave the country for over 90 days
  • You no longer require full-time care

Grant Recipient Responsibilities

You must:

  • Inform SASSA of any changes to your circumstances
  • Update your personal details if they change
  • Provide accurate information always
  • Never commit grant fraud

Contact SASSA for More Information

Reach SASSA via:

  • Toll-free number: 0800 60 10 11
  • Head office: 012 400 2322
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Nearest SASSA office

We hope this guide gives you all the details you need to successfully apply for the SASSA Grant-In-Aid in 2024. Make sure you check your application status online or via mobile to track its progress. And contact SASSA if you have any other questions.

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