Ever thought about which financial support by the South African government has really helped the average South African? Well, your guess might be mine but then could Sassa (South African Social Security Agency) Grant and NSFAS be classified as the only best financial support?
With NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme), one must be a student who needs financial support to embark on their tertiary education. With this basic requirement and other documents, one can get this financial support. NSFAS applications are done online. Once the application is sent, the team at NSFAS would review it, and once approval is made, an applicant can get funds for their tertiary education. NSFAS funds are payable.
SASSA on the other hand is a grant which cuts across all ages of a South African. The grant is categorized into types which include older person’s grant, child support grant, care dependency grant, grant in aid, foster child grant, and disability grant. This is a non-payable financial support program that the government introduced to help the people of South Africa. Sassa Application is done online and offline. With the offline, the applicant must visit the nearest SASSA office to enroll in the program.
Sassa payment dates are proposed monthly once an applicant is cleared to receive payment from the grant.