Can my grant be taken away from me?
- You have a disability (for adults) or care dependency (for children) grant but cease to be disabled after receiving treatment. For instance people with AIDS qualify for a Disability Grant. However if they start receiving antiretroviral treatment, they lose their grant as soon as their health begins to improve.
- You start to earn enough money to support yourself or your family and therefore no longer pass the Means Test. This does not apply to the Foster Care Grant, which is provided for the period the child is in foster care.
- The child exceeds the age requirements (older than 14 years for the Child Support Grant, 18 years for the Care Dependency Grant and 18-21 years for the Foster Care Grant.
- You (or the child) are admitted to a state institution (for example, a prison, an old-age home or a psychiatric hospital).
- You do not collect your payment for more than three months in a row.
- You stay out of South Africa for more than six months.
- You (or the child) pass away.
Grants are reviewed once a year by the Welfare Office to make sure you still qualify for the grant you are receiving.