My Child has a problem accessing SASSA Grants
Your Childs Rights
In South Africa, the government provides social grants to certain people in certain situations. These grants are called SASSA Grants. As a non-South African, you may only access these grants if you have refugee status, or permanent residency in South Africa.
Steps you can take
1. If you do not have status or permanent residency
Normal SASSA grants are only for South African citizens or people that hold refugee status or permanent residency in South Africa. If you are in need of welfare assistance, we can refer you for an assessment at an NGO. You can contact our Scalabrini Advocacy Whatsapp line on 0782603536. They will refer you to a nearby organisation.
2. If you have a refugee status or permanent residency
In South Africa there are different types of grants. For children, the Child Support Grant, Foster Care Grant, Dependency Grant and Disability Grant are relevant.
In order to access these grants you will need your Refugee ID or Permanent Residency ID number ready. To get a Refugee ID number, you must apply for a Refugee ID at the Refugee Reception Office. Your child must also have a birth certificate. Click here to see a list of documents you will need to prepare, which you can take to your nearest SASSA office. At the SASSA office, explain to the officials that you want to apply for a SASSA grant. They will provide application forms to you. You can contact our Scalabrini Advocacy Whatsapp line on 0782603536.