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Check SASSA War Veterans Grant Status Online 2024

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By Anele Zulu

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) War Veterans Grant is a social assistance program provided by the South African government to support citizens who served in the Second World War (1939 – 1945) or the Korean War (1950 – 1953). This grant aims to honor the service and sacrifice of war veterans by providing them with monthly financial assistance.

As of April 2024, the value of the SASSA War Veterans Grant will be R2,120 per month. This article provides a comprehensive guide on the eligibility criteria, application process, required documents, grant amount, payment methods, responsibilities for 2024 and everything you need to know about the SASSA War Veterans Grant status check procedures.

Check SASSA War Veterans Grant Online 2024

Eligibility Criteria For SASSA War Veterans Grant

Before applying for the war veterans grant in 2024, ensure you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be a South African citizen or have permanent residency.
  • You need to be a resident of South Africa.
  • Your age must be 60 years or above or you should have a disability.
  • You must not receive any other social grant for personal use.
  • You should have participated in the Korean War or World War 2.
  • You cannot be supported by any state care institution.
  • You and your spouse need to pass the means test requirements.

What is Means Test For The SASSA War Veterans Grant?

The SASSA means test evaluates income, assets and finances of applicants to confirm grant eligibility. The 2024 thresholds are:

1. Assets Threshold:

  • Single person – assets less than R1,482,880
  • Married couple – assets below R2,965,760

2. Income Threshold:

  • Single person – annual income below R105,264
  • Married couple – annual income under R210,528

The means test ensures only deserving individuals get the grant.

How much is the SASSA War Veterans Grant in 2024?

As of 1 October 2023, the war veterans grant is R2,110 per month per person, rising R10 monthly from 1 April 2024.

Applying for War Veterans Grants is free – there is no service fee.

Procedure to Apply for the War Veterans Grant

You can apply through:

  • Visiting your nearest SASSA office to complete the application form
  • Applying online via the SASSA services website

If you are unable to visit SASSA due to age, sickness or disability – an authorized family member or friend can apply on your behalf with:

  • A letter from you
  • Doctor’s note explaining why you cannot visit SASSA

SASSA officers assist completing forms and conduct applicant interviews to determine grant eligibility.

You get a dated stamp receipt with the assisting officer’s name as application proof. Keep this receipt even if application is unsuccessful.

Documents Required to Apply For War Veterans Grant

Take these original or certified copies when applying:

  • Proof of war service e.g. certificate
  • 13-digit ID or if no ID:
    • SASSA standard affidavit form
    • Validated declaration verifying your name and age
  • Proof of application for ID and/or birth certificate
  • Temporary ID card from Home Affairs (if applicable)
  • Proof of disability (if applicable)
  • Current address proof
  • Marital status proof:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Death certificate
    • Single affidavit
  • Income and assets proof for last 3 months, including spouse’s:
    • Payslips
    • Bank statements
    • UIF card
    • Pension receipt
    • Investment interest/dividends
    • Property valuation
      Processing Time for War Veterans Grant Application

Processing takes up to 3 months – payments start after approval. You receive back-payments from application date once processed.

If unsuccessful, SASSA issues a letter outlining reasons and guides appeal procedures.

SASSA War Veterans Grant Status Check

Track your application status via:

  • SASSA Website or you can scroll above, and your SASSA Status Check will be shown.
  • Moya APP using data-free method
  • SMS to SASSA on 082-046-8553
  • SASSA WhatsApp on 082-046-8553
  • Calling SASSA Toll-Free on 0800-601011

What to do if your SASSA War Veterans Grant Application is Not Approved?

If your application is rejected but you disagree, request SASSA to reassess your application.

If the reassessment fails and you still disagree, appeal to the Ministry of Social Development at the National Department of Social Development within 90 days of notification.

The Ministry will review and overturn SASSA’s rejection if your appeal succeeds. If still rejected, you receive the reasons in writing.

Understanding the SASSA War Veterans Grant Payment Process

Once approved, payments start from your application date. SASSA issues monthly payment schedules without fixed dates.

Choose 1 payment method:

  • Bank account deposit
  • Cash withdrawals via partnered retailers
  • Specific institutions e.g. old age homes

To receive via bank account, submit:

  • ID proof
  • Bank account in your name
  • 3 month bank statement displaying your account details

You can update banking details through the welfare office. Changes apply the next month after verification.

If unable to collect payments personally, nominate a recipient.

SASSA War Veterans Grant Balance Check

Check your remaining grant balance via:

  • USSD code – *120*3210# or *120*69277#
  • ATM (bank charges may apply)
  • SASSA WhatsApp – 082 046 8553
  • Toll-free call center – 0800 601 011

SASSA War Veterans Grant Reviews

SASSA may review your grant income declaration and eligibility status. Reviews occur every 3 months with written notice about:

  • Date
  • Location
  • Required annual life certificate submission

Receive a compliance receipt upon completion. Reviews ensure you still qualify and verify if alive. Keep your application updated if circumstances change.

Grant Suspension Reasons

Your grant may be suspended if:

  • Circumstances changed
  • Provided false information
  • Failed to cooperate during review
  • Unqualified based on review results
  • Mistaken approval

Restoration of the Grant

To appeal suspensions, submit to the Ministry of Social Development within 90 days.

Reasons for Lapsing of War Veterans Grant

Your grant lapses if:

  • You pass away
  • Unable to confirm being alive
  • Payments not collected for 3+ months
  • Admission into fully state-funded institutions
  • Overseas travel exceeding 90 days
  • No longer qualifying per means test

Responsibilities of Beneficiaries

Your responsibilities:

  • Update SASSA about personal/financial changes
  • Promptly inform SASSA about address/contact detail changes
  • Always provide accurate information
  • Avoid grant interruptions by updating above details

Contact SASSA

Reach SASSA via:

  • Toll-Free Call Centre: 0800 60 10 11
  • Head Office: 012 400 2322
  • Email grant enquiries to: [email protected]
  • Offices countrywide: SASSA offices near you

We hope this guide covers everything you need to know about the SASSA War Veterans Grant 2024 eligibility criteria, application procedures, documents required, grant amount, payment process, status checking, responsibilities, and more. Reach out if you need any help applying for this grant program assisting South African war veterans.

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