SASSA War Veterans Grant – How Apply & Approve Grant

SASSA war veterans grants are available to South African citizens who fought in the Second World War (1939 – 1945) or the Korean War (1950 – 1953).

This grant is available to people 60 years or older and not receiving any other social assistance. Applicants are evaluated based on their income, assets, and other financial factors to determine their eligibility for the grant.

What Exactly is the SASSA War Veterans Grant in 2024?

If SASSA determines that you have not declared sufficient income during the application process, your grant may be reviewed. Reviewing your situation ensures that you still meet the grant’s means test criteria and that your circumstances have not improved. You are also being checked to make sure you are still alive. Your application should always be updated whenever your circumstances change to simplify the review process.

If SASSA believes you are still alive after three months of review, SASSA will send you a written notice. In addition to the review date and location, the written notification will provide details about the review.

SASSA requires that individuals receiving grants from banks, institutions, or agents submit a life certificate annually. In the case of a bedridden individual, SASSA officials will visit your home for an in-home review. A compliance receipt will be issued to you after your review.

SASSA War Veterans Grant

Procedure to Apply for the War Veterans Grant

SASSA war veterans grants can be applied for by filling out an application form at your nearest SASSA office branch and submitting it to them. Alternatively, you can apply online through the SASSA services website by reading the instructions on how to apply online.

The SASSA office is ideal for those who are too old, sick, or disabled to visit by themselves. If they cannot make it, a friend or a family member can apply on their behalf. Please ask your representative to take a letter from you along with a letter from your doctor explaining why you are unable to visit the SASSA office on your own.

A SASSA application form can be obtained at SASSA offices, and it must be completed in the presence of a SASSA officer to be processed. If you cannot fill out the application form on your own, the officer will assist you in completing it if you cannot do so on your own. As part of the grant application process, the officer will also conduct your interview (or have your appointed person conduct the interview) and inform you whether you are eligible for the grant or not.

After completing the application and interview, the SASSA officer who assisted in the application process will provide you with a stamped receipt with his or her name as well as the reference number for the application. The receipt you receive as proof of your application is important even if you are not qualified.

What Means Test For The SASSA War Veterans Grant?

To ensure that only deserving individuals receive the grant, SASSA uses the means test to evaluate a recipient’s income, assets, and other financial factors. Two main thresholds will apply as of 1 April 2023:

Assets Threshold:

  • Assets should not exceed R1 372 800 for a single individual.
  • Marriage should not result in assets worth more than R2 745 600 when a person and his or her spouse are both married.

Income Threshold:

  • The annual earnings of an individual should not exceed R96,840.
  • Marriage and a spouse must have combined incomes not exceeding R193 680. This means tests to evaluate financial eligibility vary for different grant types. 

Understanding the SASSA War Veterans Grant Payment Process

You will start receiving your payments as soon as your application has been approved, so it is important that you apply as soon as possible. The SASSA publishes the payment schedule every month as they do not have a fixed date when the payments will be made.

SASSA will pay you the grant payments through the following three methods (You need to opt for one):

  • Deposits can be made directly into your bank account or into your Postbank account. You may have to pay a service fee to the banks when you use their services.
  • There are SASSA-partnered retail outlets where you can withdraw your grant payment in cash, such as Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer, Checkers, Usave, and Spar.
  • It may come from a specific institution (e.g., a nursing home, disability center, non-profit organization).

It is necessary to complete the Consent Form for SASSA Grant Bank Payment and submit each of the following documents in order to receive your grant payments through your bank account in order to receive your grant payments through your bank account.

  • A valid ID document, a birth certificate, a driver’s license or any other kind of proof of identification is required.
  • It should be in your own name that you have a bank account.
  • Your name and account number should be on the last 3 months of your bank statement.

The details of your banking account or payment method can be easily updated whenever you need to do so. It would only take a few minutes and a few steps for you to fill out the form at the welfare office. After the verification is complete, however, the payments will be received through the new payment method from the following month onwards.

Despite the fact that you may not be able to collect grants yourself due to your age, you can nominate someone who will be able to collect them on your behalf.

SASSA War Veterans Grant?

War veterans are entitled to R2,200 per month per the SASSA grants increment of April 1, 2024. By the end of 2024, each person will receive R2,210 per month.

How Much Does War Veterans Grant Cost?

The application to the War Veterans Grants program is free of charge, and there is no service fee for applying for the program.

SASSA War Veterans Grant Balance Check

Your SASSA grant balance can be checked through the SASSA balance check service. You can manage your finances more effectively and make better use of grant money if you review your balance regularly. You may need to check your balance regularly after receiving your war veterans grant payment after your application is approved:

  • You can do this by dialing 1203210# or 12069277# from your cell phone
  • ATMs (normal bank fees may apply)
  • You can contact SASSA on WhatsApp by dialing 082 046 8553
  • Call 0800 601 011 for the SASSA call center’s toll-free number