The value of the Child Support Grant is R420 per month from April 2019. This will increase to R430 from 1 October 2019.
To receive this grant you must be the primary care giver of a child who also lives with you in South Africa. If you are not the biological parent of the child, you must provide proof of your primary caregiver status. This can be an affidavit from a police official, a social worker’s report, an affidavit from the biological parent of the child, or a letter from the school principal of the child.
Children must be under the age of 18. Children must not be cared for in a state institution. You cannot apply for more than six non-biological or legally adopted children.
In order to qualify for the grant you need to meet the requirements of the means test. If you are single you must not earn more than R48,000 per annum (R4,000) per month and if you are married, your combined income must not be more than R96,000 (R8,000).
Qualifying Requirements For Social Grants