The Child Support Grant, administered by SASSA (South African Social Security Agency), is a social assistance program designed to provide financial support to parents or primary caregivers who are responsible for the care and upbringing of children.

Child Support Grant Program

To be eligible for the Child Support Grant provided by SASSA (South African Social Security Agency), applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

Primary caregiver’s status: The primary caregiver must be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.

Residency: Both the applicant (primary caregiver) and the child must reside in South Africa.

Primary caregiver responsibility: The applicant must be the primary caregiver of the child or children in question.

Child’s birth date: The child or children must have been born after 31 December 1993.

Means test: The applicant and their spouse must meet the means test requirements to determine eligibility for the grant.

Limit on non-biological children: The child applying for the grant cannot be the primary caregiver for more than six non-biological children.

Exclusion from state institution: The child or children must not be cared for in a state institution.

The Child Support Grant aims to provide financial support to primary caregivers for the well-being and development of their children. For more detailed information about the Child Support Grant, please click on the provided link or refer to the relevant resources available from SASSA.