Starting from April 2023, the current amount of R480 per child will be increased to R500 per child, and a further increase of R10 per child will be implemented in October 2023. This means that families who are eligible for the SASSA Child Grant will receive R500 per child per month from April 2023, and R510 per child per month from October 2023.
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It is important to note that the SASSA Child Grant is means-tested, which means that the amount you receive will depend on your income and the number of children in your household who qualify for the grant. If you have multiple children who meet the eligibility criteria, you will receive the grant amount multiplied by the number of qualifying children.
below is a table showing the amount families with one, two, three, and four qualifying children who will receive the SASSA Child Grant in April 2023 and October 2023:
|Number of Qualifying Children
It’s important to note that the SASSA Child Grant is means-tested, so the actual amount you receive may vary depending on your household income and the number of qualifying children you have. The amounts shown in the table above assume that you meet the eligibility criteria and qualify for the full grant amount. If you have more than four qualifying children, the amount you receive will be calculated accordingly.
To be eligible for the SASSA Child Grant, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be a South African resident.
- You must have a child under the age of 18 living with you.
- Your income must be below a certain threshold (the means test).
The means test is based on your household income and the number of people in your household. To qualify for the SASSA Child Grant, your household income must be less than R48,000 per year if you have one child, and R96,000 per year if you have two or more children. If your household income is above these thresholds, you may still be eligible for a partial grant.
To apply for the SASSA Child Grant, you will need to visit your nearest SASSA office and fill out an application form. You will need to provide proof of your income, proof of your address, and proof of your child’s birth. Once your application has been processed and approved, you will start receiving the monthly grant amount for each qualifying child.
In conclusion, the SASSA Child Grant is a monthly cash grant paid to families with children under the age of 18 who meet certain eligibility criteria. Starting from April 2023, the grant amount per child will be R500 per month, increasing to R510 per month from October 2023. The amount you receive will depend on your household income and the number of children in your household who qualify for the grant. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for the grant at your nearest SASSA office.
Source : SASSA