How will I know that my grant has been approved?
The law in South Africa says that you have to be informed in writing, before 30 days, whether your grant has been approved or not. That is why you need to give your postal address to the Welfare Office. If you do not have a postal address, you can visit the office after three months to ask about your grant, or ask your social worker or community organisation to help you. When you get the money for the grant, it will be ‘backdated’ to the time of your application. This means that if you have waited for three months, you will get three months of grant money at your first payment.