SASSA War Veterans Grant

If you are a South African citizen unable to support yourself and your family members but served in the Second World War (1939 – 1945) or Korean War (1950-1953), you are eligible for the SASSA War Veterans Grant.

When you apply for the grant, your application will be reviewed, and you will receive a notification based on the eligibility criteria. Those whose application is accepted will receive financial support for living there and other support from the SASSA.

To qualify for the War Veterans Grant, you must be 60 years old. If you are less than 60 but you are disabled and unable to work, you can apply for a SASSA disability grant. If you have served in the armed forces and fought in the World War, it’s the best sacrifice for your country.

For those who have provided their best service to their countries now, they will receive great financial support for their sacrifices. I know that when you become 60+, then life becomes tougher. I still remember how my father was living a tough life at the old age.

Are you living your difficult life at 60+, but you have fought in the World War? I will not let you live an uncomfortable life. Let’s dive into the application process, eligibility criteria, and document requirements to ensure your SASSA War Veterans Grant eligibility.

War Veterans Grant Payment Date

The War Veterans Grant payment date is 20 Feb 2024. When you confirm your grant payment date, make sure to receive the grant payment on time.

Here is the complete list of War Veterans Grant payment dates.

MonthWar Veterans Grant Payment Date
War Veterans Grant Payment Date List

Eligibility Criteria For SASSA War Veterans Grant

Before applying for the old age grant, follow the criteria below.

  • You should be a South African permanent resident or refugee.
  • Your age must be 60 or greater than it.
  • You are not receiving financial support from any other grants.
  • You have participated in the Second World War or Korean War.
  • You have to pass the SASSA means screening test.

How To Clear SASSA Means Test

If you want to clear the SASSA means test and ensure your eligibility for the SASSA War Veterans Grant then you need to make sure to follow the below criteria.

  • Assets Threshold: The single person’s assets should not be more than R1 372 800, and married combined assets should not exceed the limit of R2 745 600.
  • Income Threshold: The single person’s monthly income should not be higher than R8 070 per month, and the married person’s R16 140 per month. The yearly income of the single person should not exceed the limit of R96 840 and married person R193 680.

Let’s suppose your income or assets are higher than the above criteria. Then, your application will be rejected. 

How To Apply For SASSA War Veterans Grant

You can apply for the War Veterans Grant in the South Africa SASSA office and online via the portal. I will recommend applying for this grant via the SASSA office. Let’s dive into how you can do it.

  • Visit the SASSA nearest office.
  • Request the SASSA representative that you want to apply for the SASSA War Veterans Grant.
  • SASSA agent will provide you with an application form.
  • You have to fill out the form. If you need help filling out the form, ask for SASSA agent help.
  • You must show proof that you participated in the World War or Korean War.
  • Bring your identity card and other documents to show proof of your age, address, and more.
  • Submit the application form to the SASSA representative and receive a receipt from it.
  • You will receive a notification about your application status within 90 months. If you didn’t receive the notification about your application status, here is how to check your SASSA status.

If you are disabled or injured in the War, you can ask your family members to help apply at the SASSA office on your behalf. Give them all the documents and proof to submit with the application to strengthen your application.

Required Documents To Apply For SASSA War Veterans Grant

Before going to the SASSA office, bring the following documents with you.

  • Proof of your service, e.g., certificate or service card.
  • Your original Identity Card.
  • If you don’t have an ID card, you must fill out the Affidavit. Showing other documents to prove your identity, such as Birth and School certificates, etc.
  • If you are disabled, you have to show proof of your disability, such as a disabled certificate.
  • Proof of the current address.
  • Proof of marital status, e.g., marriage certificate, Divorce certificate, etc.
  • Proof of your income and assets as a single or married person.

How To Check Status of SASSA War Veterans Grant

You can check the War Veterans Grant status with the instructions below. There are five methods to check the SASSA grants status.

  1. You can check your SASSA application status through the SASSA official website.
  2. You can check your SASSA application status through the Moya App.
  3. Call the SASSA toll-free number  0800-601011 to check your application status.
  4. Contact the SASSA team through WhatsApp at 082-046-8553 and request the SASSA status check.
  5. Send an SMS to the SASSA at 082-046-8553 and request to check your application status.

Payment Methods For SASSA War Veterans Grant

When your War Veterans grant application has been approved, you will receive the payment from the date you applied. There are different methods to receive your grant funds.

  • Select Bank as a payment method to deposit your grant money into your bank account directly. 
  • You can withdraw your SASSA fund at cash-designated retailer points such as Pick-N-Pay, Usave, Boxer, Shoprite, etc.
  • You can receive your grant money at specific institutions such as old age homes, disability centers, etc.

Final Verdict

The SASSA War Veterans Grant is dedicated to the brave men and women of South African citizens who served in the Second World War (1939 – 1945) or the Korean War (1950-1953).

The sacrifices of all armed people are brought up by the SASSA, which provides financial support to old age people who are unable or disabled to complete their basic needs.

Have you fought the Second World War or the Korean War? I know you have a difficult life during Wartime; now it’s time to get financial assistance with the help of the SASSA War Veterans.


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