SASSA Care Dependency Grant: Requirements, Application Process & Payment


The Care Dependency Grant (CDG) from SASSA provides assistance for caregivers taking care of severely disabled individuals or children. This article outlines eligibility, how to apply and payment info for the CDG.

Who is Eligible for the CDG?

To qualify for the Care Dependency Grant, the patient recipient must:

  • Be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee
  • Be severely mentally/physically disabled requiring permanent care
  • Not be cared for in a state facility or institution
  • Pass assessment test with over 100 points on official scale

How to Apply for SASSA’s Care Dependency Grant

To apply:

  1. Gather required documents like IDs, proof of disability etc.
  2. Visit your nearest SASSA office and fill out Care Dependency Grant application form.
  3. Submit completed form with supporting documents in-person during appointment.
  4. Undergo medical assessment to determine degree of disability.
  5. An official will capture your details and facilitate further processing online if eligible.

CDG Payment Method and Dates

If approved, the R1,910 CDG monthly amount will be paid through:

  • Direct bank deposit
  • Designated pay points with SASSA card withdrawal or cash payment

The fixed date for CDG each month is the 3rd. Check application status frequently online for latest updates in processing. Contact SASSA call center at 0800 60 10 11 for assistance.