The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) requests caregivers of children whose parents are both deceased or the whereabouts of one of the parents are not known to apply for the extended child support grant.
Sassa introduced this grant to circumvent children without parents having to go through the foster care system process purely for reasons of financial support.
It is an additional amount added to the child support grant, the caregiver must produce the death certificates for both parents, or the death certificate for the primary parent with an affidavit confirming that the whereabouts of the remaining parent is unknown and that he/she plays no role in taking care of the child.
The current amount of the extended child support grant is R720, which can be paid out in cash on specific days at pay points, or can be paid directly into your bank account.
For more information contact the customer help desk on 013 754 – 9439/9428 or toll free number on 0800 60 10 11 from 08:00 – 16:00, Monday to Friday.