At What Age Does Sassa Child Grant End?

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At What Age Does Sassa Child Grant End?

At What Age Does Sassa Child Grant End? One of the programs offered by SASSA is the Child Grant, aimed at assisting families in meeting the basic needs of their children. If you’re a parent or caregiver who relies on the SASSA Child Grant, it’s important to understand the age limit and requirements associated with the grant. In this article, we will explore at what age the SASSA Child Grant ends, ensuring you have the necessary information to plan for your child’s future.


At What Age Does Sassa Child Grant End?

“SASSA would like to remind child support grant beneficiaries that the grant lapses when the child attains 18 years old. Some beneficiaries become confused and do not understand when the payment is suddenly stopped during that period.

Beneficiaries must note that the child support grant can also stop if the child has passed on, and is no longer in the custody of the caregiver if the caregiver does not claim the child support grant for three consecutive months and when the living condition improves and becomes above the threshold. According to Social Assistance Act, it is required that beneficiaries must report any changes in living standards to ensure that the grant is reviewed immediately.

Social grant recipients must be aware that the child support grant is aimed at lower-income households, to assist parents to provide the basic needs of their children. The child support grant is not meant for a luxurious life or to replace other income but is intended to bridge the gap in the cost of living and look after the child.

Society is reminded that nobody is allowed to receive child support grants for more than six children who are not biological or legally adopted children. SASSA would like to encourage the communities to report all beneficiaries who misuse the child support grant at the nearest local offices”


How Much Does Sassa Pay Per Child?

The value of the basic Child Support Grant is R500 per child, per month, as of 1 April 2023. The grant will increase to R510 from 1 October 2023 (an R10 increase). SASSA introduced the top-up CSG on 1 June 2022, to assist relatives or primary caregivers to provide for an orphan’s basic needs. The top-up amount is R250 per child, per month, as of 1 April 2023. This means the total Child Support Grant is R750 per child, per month.

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In order to apply for the SASSA Child Support Grant, it is important that you meet the criteria to apply (note that these criteria are subject to change). The criteria are as follows:

  • You must be a South African Citizen, a Permanent Resident or a Refugee
  • You and the child must both reside in South Africa
  • You must be the primary caregiver of the child (you may be the parent, grandparent or anyone over 16 years old that is the main person responsible for caring for the child)
  • You must NOT be receiving any payment to care for the child
  • The child must be under 18 years old
  • The child must be attending school if they are of school-going age
  • The child must NOT be receiving care in a state institution
  • You and your spouse must meet the requirements of the means test


How Do You Apply For A Grant Step By Step?

If you are applying for a Care Dependency Grant, Child Support Grant, Foster Child Grant, Disability Grant, Older Persons Grant or Grant-In-Aid, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the SASSA services website on any device with internet connectivity (cellphone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer).
  2. Register as a new user on the SASSA services website, by clicking the yellow “Register” button on the home page.
  3. Log in to the SASSA services website using your username and password.
  4. Click on “Apply for a Grant” and then select the type of grant you wish to apply for.
  5. Fill in the grant application form by providing all the required information.
  6. Print the SASSA-generated affidavit and have it certified by a commissioner of oaths. Print, sign and submit the Bank Payment Form with your affidavit.
  7. Upload the following certified supporting documents in PDF format:


SASSA Contact Details


The SASSA Child Support Grant provides valuable financial assistance to families for the care and well-being of their children. As of the latest information, SASSA pays a fixed monthly amount of RXXX per child through the grant. Eligible caregivers can apply by meeting the specific criteria and providing the required documentation. For more information, please visit SASSA Grants College’s official website.