The South African Social Security Agency, or SASSA, is a government agency in South Africa that runs programmes to help people in need. SASSA helps people and families who need money by giving them a variety of grants. Some of the different kinds of grants offered by SASSA are:
- Old Age Pension: This grant is for South Africans over 60 who don’t have a pension or any other source of income.
- Disability Grant: This grant is for people who can’t work because of a permanent disability.
- Care Dependency Grant: This grant is for people who have a permanent disability and need care and support on a regular basis.
- Foster Care Grant: This grant is for people who care for children who are not their own, either full-time or part-time.
- Grant-in-Aid: This grant is for people who are taking care of a family member who is sick or disabled and can’t take care of themselves.
- Child Support Grant: This grant is for people who are taking care of kids under 18 and don’t have enough money to take care of them.
- War Veterans Grant: This grant helps South African veterans of the military who need money.
- Unemployment Insurance Fund: This fund helps people who have lost their jobs and can’t find new ones by giving them money.
It’s important to know that SASSA decides who is eligible for these grants and that the availability of grants can change based on the person’s situation and the rules in place at the time of application.