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Does SASSA Offer Loans

SASSA is known for distributing social grants to South Africans in need, however, do they offer loans, well keep on reading to find out if they do.

The South African Social Security Agency aims to provide eligible beneficiaries with quality customer-centric social security services through grants.

SASSA provides South African citizens with several grants, namely the Care Dependency Grant, Child Support Grant, Disability Grant, Foster Child Grant, Grant-In-Aid, Older Persons Grant, Social Relief of Distress, and War Veterans Grant.

Unfortunately, SASSA does not provide beneficiaries with loans, however, eligible beneficiaries are encouraged to apply for their social grants.

Those who would like to apply for the Care Dependency Grant need to meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant must be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee.
  • The applicant and child must be resident in South Africa.
  • The child must be under the age of 18 years.
  • The applicant must submit a medical / assessment report confirming permanent, severe disability.
  • The applicant and spouse must meet the requirements of the means test (except for foster parents.
  • The care-dependent child/children must not be permanently cared for in a State Institution.

Click here for more information about the Care Dependency Grant.

In order to qualify for the Child Support Grant, you need to meet these requirements:

  • The primary caregiver must be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee.
  • Both the applicant and the child must reside in South Africa.
  • The applicant must be the primary caregiver of the child/ children concerned.
  • The child/children should be born after 31 December 1993.
  • The applicant and spouse must meet the requirements of the means test.
  • The applicant can not apply for more than six non-biological children.
  • The child can not be taken care of by in-state institutions.
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Click here for more information about the Child Support Grant.

Those who are interested in applying for the Disability Grant, need to meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant must be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee.
  • The applicant must be resident in South Africa.
  • The applicant must be 18 to 59 years of age.
  • The applicant must submit a medical / assessment report confirming permanent, severe disability.
  • The applicant’s medical assessment must not be older than 3 months at the date of application.
  • The applicant and spouse must meet the requirements of the means test.
  • The applicant must not be maintained or cared for in a State Institution.
  • The applicant must not receive another social grant in respect of him or herself.

Click here for more information about the Disability Grant.

The Foster Child Grant is available to citizens who meet the following requirements:

  • The foster parent must be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee.
  • Both the applicant and the child must reside in South Africa.
  • The child must remain in the care of the foster parent(s).

Click here for more information about the Foster Child Grant.

Those who would like to apply for the Grant-In-Aid, need to meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant must receive a grant for Older Persons.
  • Disability grant or a War Veteran’s grant, and require full- time attendance by another person.
  • Owing to his/her physical or mental disabilities.
  • Must not be cared for in an institution that receives a subsidy from the State for the care/housing of such a beneficiary.
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Click here for more information about Grant-In-Aid.

In order to qualify for the Older Persons Grant, you need to meet these requirements:

  • The applicant must be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee.
  • The applicant and child must be resident in South Africa.
  • Must not be less than 60 years.
  • The applicant must not receive another social grant for him or herself.
  • The applicant and spouse must comply with the means test.
  • The applicant must not be maintained or cared for in a State Institution.
  • The applicant must submit a 13 digit bar-coded identity document.

Click here for more information about the Older Persons Grant.

Those who are interested in applying for the Social Relief of Distress, need to meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant is awaiting payment of an approved social grant.
  • The applicant has been found medically unfit to undertake remunerative work for a period of fewer than 6 months.
  • The breadwinner is deceased and application is made within three months of the date of death.
  • No maintenance is received from parent, child or spouse obliged in law to pay maintenance, and the proof is furnished that efforts made to obtain maintenance have been unsuccessful.
  • The breadwinner of that person`s family has been admitted to an institution funded by the state (prison, psychiatric hospital, state home for older persons, treatment centre for substance abuse or child and youth care centre).
  • The applicant has been affected by a disaster as defines in the Disaster Management Act or the Fund Raising Act, 1978.
  • The person is not receiving assistance from any other organization or.
  • Refusal of the application for social relief of distress will cause undue hardships.
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Click here for more information about the Social Relief of Distress.

The War Veterans Grant is available to citizens who meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant must be a South African citizen / permanent resident.
  • The applicant must be a resident in South Africa.
  • The applicant must be 60 years and over or must be disabled.
  • The applicant must have fought in the Second World War or the Korean War.
  • The applicant and spouse must meet the requirements of the means test.
  • The applicant must not be maintained or cared for in a State Institution.
  • The applicant must not receive another social grant in respect of himself or herself.

Click here for more information about the War Veterans Grant.

Download social grant forms by clicking here.

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