Aren't Able To Collect Your Sassa Grant? Someone Can Collect On Your Behalf



Not everyone who requires financial support from the government is able to visit a Sassa office to apply and collect support. Fortunately, there is a way for these individuals to still access the government relief.



Millions of vulnerable people receive social grant payments from the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) every month. However, some of the people who receive grants struggle greatly to collect their grants as they are ill, old, frail or immobile. 

The good news is that Sassa allows for grants to be collected by individuals on behalf of a grant beneficiary. This person is known as a procurator. 

Do you have an elderly or frail family member who has trouble getting their monthly grant from merchants or other payment methods? Then you need a Procurator! 

Who Can Become A Procurator For Sassa Grants?

To apply for a SASSA grant on behalf of someone, the procurator needs to meet certain requirements. Firstly, they must be 18 years or older and a permanent resident of South Africa.

Additionally, the procurator should not be an unrehabilitated insolvent.

The procurator must also be willing to act on behalf of the beneficiary and have a valid 13-digit South African Identity document. It is also necessary to provide a life certificate for the beneficiary.

It's important that the beneficiary doesn't owe any debts to the procurator, and the procurator is limited to acting on behalf of a maximum of five beneficiaries.

To complete the application, the procurator needs to provide an affidavit, certifying the accuracy of all facts stated and confirming that all collected funds will be given to the beneficiary. Both the beneficiary's and the appointee's identity documents must be submitted.

If needed, a Sassa official can assist in capturing the appointee as the procurator during the application process. Ensuring that all these requirements are met will make the application process clear and straightforward.

A procurator must be appointed by the beneficiary of the grant. The grant beneficiary is required to complete an affidavit appointing the procurator to collect the grant on their behalf. 

Through an affidavit, it is their [procurator] responsibility to ensure that the facts stated are correct and that all monies collected are given to the beneficiary. 

Applying For Sassa Grants 

A procurator may also be appointed to apply for a grant from Sassa on behalf of another person. This will usually occur when the grant applicant is unable to visit a Sassa office to submit a grant application. 

Applications for the Child Support Grant, Older Persons Grant and Disability Grant can also be submitted online via the Sassa online services portal. 

Sassa grant applicants must meet eligibility criteria specific to the grant they are applying. The procurator will be required to provide the relevant documents to support the Sassa grant application.

Individuals who want more information are encouraged to contact Sassa with their enquiries. 

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Sassa grant applications are administered by the South African Social Security Agency. Applicants are required to submit a number of documents to complete their application, as each Sassa grant requires its own set of documentation.




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