About SASSA Now

SASSA Now is your comprehensive resource for information on social grants administered by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). Our goal is to provide clear, up-to-date details on the types of grants available, eligibility criteria, how to apply or reapply, grant payment dates and amounts, and guidance on managing or changing your grant details.

On SASSA Now you can learn about the following:

  • Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant): This temporary grant provides short-term financial relief for those in dire need. We cover eligibility, application process, payment amounts and more.
  • Child Support Grant: Provides financial assistance for qualifying parents/caregivers to help provide for children’s basic needs.
  • Older Person’s Grant: Supports elderly South Africans who meet age and income requirements.
  • Disability Grant: Assists if you have a mental or physical condition that prevents you from working.
  • Foster Child Grant: Supports foster parents with a foster child in their care.
  • Care Dependency Grant: For children with severe disabilities requiring full-time care.

In addition to details on each grant type, SASSA Now also guides on:

  • Checking the status of your grant application or payments
  • What to do if your grant lapses or is suspended
  • Appealing a rejected grant application
  • Updating your personal details, including bank account
  • Finding your nearest SASSA office

SASSA Now aims to be a comprehensive, user-friendly resource that empowers people to access social grants they may be entitled to and manage ongoing grant payments. We aim to help simplify what can often be an opaque and confusing process when dealing with an overloaded government agency. Please explore our site and contact us if you have any questions!