Grants. Questions and answer sessions!

Most of us know about Sassa and know how to apply for any of the Sassa grants. However, there are thousands of people that still don’t know everything there is to know about Sassa. Or, they didn’t care about the grants until they needed to apply for one themselves. Now, they have questions that can be hard to find online.

Don’t worry. We have all the answers for you. This is an informative Sassa grant question and answers session where we are answering some of the most common questions that we received. We try to give you all the correct answers about the grants so that you can get your question answered.

Can you restore your suspended grant and how to restore it?

There are many reasons why your grant might be suspended. Mostly it is because your circumstances changed, and you don’t qualify for the grant anymore.

If Sassa doesn’t have any valid reasons for suspending your Sassa grant, then you need to apply for a restoration of the grant within 90 days. After 90 days, your grant will not be reinstated.

When can you apply for the foster child grant?

When you are taking care of a child that isn’t yours, you can apply for the foster child grant. However, you will need to meet these requirements first.

  • The foster parent must be a South African citizen.
  • You and the child need to stay in South Africa.
  • The child must remain in the care of the foster parent.
  • You will need to have a court order that you are legally a foster parent.

How do I apply for any of the Sassa grants?

You need to know if you qualify for any of the grants. This is the first thing that you need to do. If you qualify for the grant you want to apply for, you will need to get all the required documents, and you need to make an appointment at your nearest Sassa office.

If you can’t go by yourself, you need to send a letter of permission to someone willing to make the application on your behalf. Then, you need to send all your documents with, the person assisting should also give all his information to Sassa office.

Do you apply for the Sassa grants the same way as for other grants?

No. the process for applying for the SRD grant is different from other grants. With the permanent grants, you need to visit the Sassa offices. To apply for the SRD grant, you need to apply online. You aren’t allowed to visit the Sassa office to apply for the SRD grant. It will make the place overcrowded.

Will your application be automatically approved for the Sassa grants?

There are so many applications that are getting uploaded on a daily basis. So, the question that many have is if the application will be automatically approved. The answer is no. There is no way that any of the Sassa grants, including the SRD grant, will be automatically approved.

There is a whole process that needs to be followed before you can get any money from Sassa. If your documents aren’t legit or you don’t qualify, you will not be approved at all. You are just wasting your and other people’s time.

Can you use another person’s bank account for the application?

No. You can’t use another person’s bank account for the application of any SRD grant. You can just use a bank account that is registered in your name. This is to avoid fraudulent activities.

This is the same for your cellphone number. You can only use the number that is registered in your name. You can’t even use your spouse’s information to get qualified for your Sassa grant.

Can I apply for more than one type of Sassa grant?

Yes, you can apply for more than one type of Sassa grant. Except when it comes to the R350 SRD grant. There you can only apply for the specific grant.

If you are over 60 years, you can get the old age grant. However, you are taking care of your grandchildren. Then, you can get child support for each of the children you are taking care of as well. As long as you qualify for a grant, you can apply for it. Even if you already have more than one grant that is paying each month.

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We hope that we have answered some of your questions about the Sassa grants. These were all correct answers when the article was published. We are trying to make it easier for you to decide if you can apply for any of the grants and to know the process of applying. Now you can know if you can apply for a grant as well or not.