Who qualifies for the SASSA caregiver grant?

You must:

  • be a parent, primary caregiver or a foster parent appointed by the court
  • be a South African citizen or permanent resident
  • not earn more than R223 200 a year  if you are single. Your combined income should not be above R446 400  a year if you are married.

Note: This income limit does not apply to foster parents.

The child must:

  • be younger than 18 years
  • not be cared for permanently in a state institution
  • have a severe disability and need full-time and special care.

Both you and the child must live in South Africa.

Note: A state medical officer must assess the child before the grant will be approved.

learn more about sassa here: https://navigatingsouthafrica.co.za/what-is-sassa-everything-you-need-to-know/


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