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SASSA Who Qualifies for the Older Persons Grant


SASSA: Who Qualifies for the Older Persons Grant

If you are over a certain age and are considering applying for the SASSA Older Persons Grant, there are certain requirements that need to be met along with the application.


People who qualify for the SASSA older persons grant, need to meet a certain criteria. There is a set of requirements that the person needs to pass in order to receive the grant.


To qualify for the older persons grant the applicant must:

  • Be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee.
  • Be resident in South Africa.
  • Not be less than 60 years.
  • Not be in receipt of another social grant for him or herself.
  • The applicant and spouse must comply with the means test.
  • Not be maintained or cared for in a State Institution.
  • Submit a 13 digit bar coded identity document.

If the above criteria is not met, the applicant will not qualify and not receive this grant.



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