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SASSA War Veterans Grant For 2024

SASSA War Veterans Grant For 2024. South African citizens who served in the Second World War (1939 – 1945) or the Korean War (1950 – 1953) may qualify for the SASSA war veterans grant. To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a South African citizen or have permanent residency status.
  • Reside in South Africa.
  • Be 60 years old or have a disability.
  • Not receive any other social grant for personal use.
  • Have participated in the Korean War or Second World War.
  • Not be supported by any state care institution.
  • Comply with means test requirements.

Means Test and Thresholds

The eligibility for the grant is determined by a means test, assessing the applicant’s income, assets, and financial factors. As of April 1, 2023, the thresholds are:

Assets Threshold

  • Single person: Not exceeding R1,372,800 in assets.
  • Married person: Combined assets with spouse not exceeding R2,745,600.

Income Threshold

  • Single individual: Yearly earnings not surpassing R96,840.
  • Married person with spouse: Combined income not exceeding R193,680 annually.

Grant Amount and Increment

As of October 1, 2023, the war veterans grant amounts to R2,110 per month per person. A further increment of R10 per person per month is expected from April 1, 2024.

Application Process

Applying for the War Veterans Grant is free of charge. The application can be completed in person at the nearest SASSA office branch or online through the SASSA services website. If unable to visit the office, a trusted family member or friend can apply on behalf of the applicant.

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Required Documents

When applying for the grant, specific documents (original or certified copies) must be provided, including proof of war service, ID, proof of disability (if applicable), proof of address, and financial documentation.

Processing Time and Status Check

The processing time for the grant application is up to 3 months. Applicants can track the status of their application through the SASSA status check service. Once approved, payments commence from the application date.

Appeal Process

If the grant application is rejected, applicants have the option to request a review from SASSA. If the reconsideration is denied, an appeal can be made to the Ministry of Social Development within 90 days of receiving the notification.

Payment Process

Approved war veterans grants are paid monthly. Payment methods include direct deposit into a bank account, cash withdrawal at partnered retail outlets, or payments through specific institutions.

Balance Check and Reviews

Grant recipients can check their remaining balance through various methods, including USSD codes, ATMs, WhatsApp, or by calling the SASSA toll-free number. Periodic reviews are conducted to ensure continued eligibility.

Reasons for Grant Suspension and Restoration

Grant suspension may occur due to changes in circumstances, fraud, failure to cooperate during reviews, or if approved by mistake. The appeal process allows for the restoration of a suspended grant.

Reasons for Lapsing and Beneficiary Responsibilities

Grants may lapse due to various reasons, including the beneficiary’s death, failure to prove being alive, non-collection of payments, admission to government-funded institutions, prolonged absence from the country, or improved financial circumstances. Beneficiaries are responsible for promptly updating SASSA about changes and maintaining accurate information to avoid interruptions or suspensions.

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Conclusion

SASSA War Veterans Grant stands as a crucial support system for those who served in historic wars. While ensuring financial aid, its comprehensive eligibility criteria and application process reflect SASSA’s commitment to veterans’ well-being.

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