Qualifying Requirements
Social Grants

Grant for Older Persons
The applicant:
• must be a South African citizen; permanent resident or refugee
• must be resident in South Africa;
• Must be 60 years or older
• and spouse must comply with the means test;
• must not be maintained or cared for in a State Institution;
• must not be in receipt of another social grant for him/ herself;
• must submit a 13 digit bar coded identity document or the smart ID card.

Disability Grant
The applicant:
• must be a South African citizen;permanent resident or refugee;
• must be resident in South Africa;
• must be 18 to 59 years of age;
• must submit a medical / assessment report confrming disability;
• Medical assessment must not be older than 3 months at date of application.
• and spouse meet the requirements of the means test;
• must not be maintained or cared for in a State Institution;
• must not be in receipt of another social grant in respect of him or herself.
• Must submit a 13 digit bar coded identity document; the smart ID card.

War Veteran’s Grant
The applicant:
• must be a South African citizen; or permanent resident
• must be resident in South Africa;
• must be 60 years and over or must be disabled;
• must have fought in the Second World War or the Korean War;
• and spouse must meet the requirements of the means test;
• must not be maintained or cared for in a State Institution; and
• must not be in receipt of another social grant in respect of himself or herself;
• Must submit a 13 digit bar coded identity document; the smart ID card.

Child Grants

Foster Child Grant

• the applicant and child must be resident in South Africa;
• must provide a court order indicating foster care status;
• the foster parent must be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee.
• Child must remain in the care of the foster parent (s)
• foster parent must provide a 13 digit bar coded identity document; the smart ID card
• must provide a birth certificate for the foster child Care Dependency Grant
• The applicant must be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee;
• the applicant and child must be resident in South Africa;
• child must be under the age of 18 years;
• must submit a medical / assessment report confirming the child’s permanent, severe disability;
• applicant and spouse must meet requirements of the means test (except for foster parents);
• the care-dependent child/children must not be permanently cared for in a State Institution;
• must provide birth certificate for the child;• the applicant must supply a 13 digit bar coded identity document;
Note: the income of foster parents will not be taken into consideration

Child Support Grant
• the primary care giver must be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee;
• both the applicant and the child must reside in South Africa;
• the child must be 18 years of age or younger;
• must provide a birth certificate for the child;
• must provide a 13 digit bar coded identity document for the applicant;
• applicant must be the primary care giver of the child/children concerned;
• the child/children must have been born after 31 December 1993;
• the applicant and spouse must meet the requirements of the means test;
• cannot apply for more than six non biological children
• Child can not be cared for in State institution.
• It should be noted that one of the intentions of the child support grant is to ensure that children attend and complete
schooling. It is therefore a requirement that a school attendance certificate be produced for children aged between 7
and 18 years. However, failure to produce this certificate or failure to attend school will not result in the refusal to pay their child support grant.

Grant-in-aid
• the applicant must be in receipt of an Older Persons grant, Disability grant or a War Veterans 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 subsidy from the State for the care/housing of such benefciary;

Topics you find on Page 3?

Where do you apply for a grant
• Date of approval

• Unsuccessful application
• Methods of payment
• Suspension of grants
• Restoration of grants
• Main reasons for lapsing grants
• Reviews
• Social Relief of Distress
• Amount of Grants
• Address List