How do I know if I qualify?
To qualify for funding, potential applicants must be South African citizens and be a recipient of the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) grant.
The R350 Covid-19 social relief distress grant does not count.
“You must be from a household with a combined income of not more than R350,000 a year, living with disabilities with a combined household income not more than R600,000 a year, or a permanent resident who has a valid permanent residence permit issued by the department of home affairs,” said NSFAS.
What supporting documents are required?
All applicants must provide a copy of their ID document. If you have a smart ID card, a copy of both sides must be provided.
A temporary ID issued by the department of home affairs will be accepted.
Non-Sassa applicants must provide ID copies of their parents, legal guardian/guardian or spouse.
Applicant or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-Sassa) should provide a payslip not older than three months, UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse).