Department of Social Development - Services: Social Relief of Distress Programme

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If you are the parent, guardian, foster parent or custodian of any child between the ages of 1 year old and 18 years old who needs full-time care because of mental or physical disability, you can get a monthly payment from the government called a Care...
A foster child is a child who is removed from their parents and legally placed in the care of foster parents, in terms of the Child Care Act. If you have been appointed a foster...
  Social Relief of Distress is a temporary grant of assistance intended for someone in such need that they are unable to meet their or their families' most basic needs. In order to qualify for Social Relief of Distress, the applicant must comply with...
If you are unable to support your family's basic needs because of a crisis of a temporary nature, you can get a monthly payment for up to three months, called a social relief of distress award.   To qualify, you must not be getting money or any other...
If you 60 years or over and you served in the First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945) or the Korean War (1950-53), you may get a war veteran's grant. You must be a citizen of South Africa and living in South Africa at the time of...