Best answer: Do foreigners get social grant in South Africa?

Foreigners are only able to access social security benefits in South Africa if they become South African citizens or take up permanent residence (by applying for a Section 25 permit) in South Africa.

Who qualifies for social grants in South Africa?

Applicants must be:

  • South African Citizens, Permanent Residents or Refugees registered with Home Affairs;
  • Resident within the borders of the Republic of South Africa;
  • Above the age of 18;
  • Unemployed;
  • Not receiving any income;
  • Not receiving any social grant;

How do you qualify for Sassa?

Who can apply for the grant?

  1. Be a South African citizen or have permanent residency.
  2. Not earn more than R48 000 a year (R4 000 a month) if you’re single. If you’re married, your combined income shouldn’t be above R96 000 a year (R8 000 a month).


What grants are available in South Africa?

The grants are:

  • Older person’s grant (old age pension)
  • Child support grant.
  • Care dependency grant.
  • Grant in aid (if you live on a social grant but need someone to take care of you)
  • War veteran’s grant.
  • Foster child grant.
  • Disability grant.
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How much is the Sassa grant money?

The social grants will increase as follow: Older Person (60-74 years old) will increase from R1860 to R1890. Older Person (75+ years) will increase from R1860 + R20 to R1890 + R20 (R1910)

What are the 4 types of grants?

There are actually just four main types of grant funding. This publication provides descriptions and examples of competitive, formula, continuation, and pass-through grants to give you a basic understanding of funding structures as you conduct your search for possible sources of support.

How much is the old age grant for 2020?

R80 increase for the old age, disability and care dependency grants to R1860 per month. R80 increase in the war veterans grant to R1880. R40 increase for the foster care grant to R1040 per month. The child support grant will increase by R20 to R445 per month.

How much must I earn to qualify for Sassa?

You may not be cared for in a state institution. You may not earn more than R78 120 if you are single or R 156 240 if married. You may not have assets worth more than R1 115 400 if you are single or R2 230 800 if you are married.

How much is Sassa grant 2020?

The supplementation of the grants raises the child social grant (paid to the caregivers of around 12.5 million children) to R740 per child in May 2020. From June to October 2020, child social grants will be decreased to their original amount (R440 per month) and caregivers will receive an additional R500 per month.

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How much is the Sassa disability grant 2020?

The maximum value of the Disability Grant is R1,860 per month from April 2020. In order to qualify for this grant you must be between the age of 18 and 59 years. You must be found medically unfit for work by a medical officer because of a mental or physical disability.

How much is Grant in South Africa?

Increase in social grants from April 2021.

Type of Grant Current Amount New Amount 1 April 2021
Older Persons (75+ yrs) R 1 860 + R20 R 1 890 + R20
War Veterans’ R 1 860 + R20 R 1 890 + R20
Disability R 1 860 R 1 890
Care Dependency R 1 860 R 1 890

How much is Grant in Aid in South Africa?

You will get R460 per month. How will you be paid? The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will pay the grant to you through one of the following methods: cash at a specific pay point on a particular day.

How do I get government funding in South Africa?

Contact IWF for funding

  1. Businesses that are eligible and need funding between R30 000 and R2 million can submit their application.
  2. Apply to the IWF through the IDF website or call +27 (11) 772 7910.
  3. Download the application form here

How much is child social grant South Africa?

You will get R1 050 per month per child. How will you be paid? The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will pay the grant to you through one of the following methods: cash at a specific pay point on a particular day.

How do you check if Sassa grant is approved?

If you have applied for the grant and want to track your application, you may do the following:

  1. Track application status online via
  2. Check application status on WhatsApp by sending ‘status’ to 082 046 8553.
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How do I know if my grant is approved?

Log in to Click the Check Application Status link, which appears under the Grant Applications heading in the Applicant Center page. This will take you to the Check Application Status page. Enter search criteria and a date range to narrow your search results.

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