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How to apply for the grant
The following information is required when applying to the Department of Social Development:

  • SA ID number with name and surname as captured in ID
  • Gender and disability 
  • Banking details
  • Contact details
  • Proof of residence

Applications can be done electronically by messaging 0600 123 456  via WhatsApp and selecting the Sassa option, or via an email to
Zulu said other measures will be made available soon which will include an SMS platform and help desk contact details and online application process.

The minister said she was aware that not everyone would have access to online platforms and said volunteers will be appointed to assist people to do the online registration process.
The outcome of the registration process will be made available to applicants on the same platform that was used to apply.

The department is working on measures to reach people who do not have banking details
The final details on the processes and the plan will be announced during May.

The grant is expected to begin paying out beneficiaries from May.


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