Confirmation | Child Grant Payment Date for September 2022

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Sassa Confirms Child Grant Payment Date for September2022

The South African Social Security Agency has just confirmed the Child Grant payment dates for September 2022. Furthermore, the agency has just confirmed the top up for Child Support Grant for orphans and vulnerable children from R480 to R720.

Social Assistant Amendment

The Social Assistance Amendment Act specifically seeks amongst others to make provision for additional payments linked to social grants which includes, the implementation of the extended Child Support Grant (CSG) policy for orphans in the care of relatives (CSG Top-Up).

Child Grant 50% Top-up

This policy intervention empowers the Minister of Social Development, in concurrence with the Minister of Finance, to make provision for a top up of 50% more on the child support grant for orphans in the care of relatives who are eligible for the CSG. These children will receive their basic CSG which is currently R480 plus an additional amount of R240 (50% of the basic CSG), bringing the total amount to R720.

This provision is an important part of the comprehensive legal solution to the foster care challenge, as it will enable relatives caring for orphans to get a social grant quickly by going directly to SASSA without first needing a social worker’s investigation, report and a court order.

This is not a new grant but rather builds on the existing CSG system in a form of a “top-up” amount.

Poverty Alleviation

The Child Support Grant is one of government’s most successful social protection interventions for children living in poverty. The CSG Top-Up will expand on this successful programme with a focus on the most vulnerable children – orphans living with adult relatives and orphans living on their own in child-headed households, who will now be able to access the benefit for themselves. This policy expands child care and protection for these vulnerable groups of children.

How to Top-up Child Grant?

In order to receive this benefit, applicants will be required to prove that a child is an orphan by providing:

“(a) certified copies of the death certificates of the child’s parent/s; or

(b) where the death certificate of one of the parents of the child cannot be obtained by the applicant, a certified copy of the death certificate of one parent and an affidavit by the applicant attesting to the unknown status of the child’s other parent.”

How to Apply for Top-up?

Caregivers who are eligible can now apply for the CSG Top Up at any of SASSA local offices and online as of 01 September 2022.

Applicants will also be able to track the status of their applications using the online portal. Notifications of the outcome of their online application will be sent by SMS or email.

Read more about Child Support Grant here.

Sassa Child Grant Payment Date for September 2022

Child support grant for June will be paid 06 September 2022

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