Maintenance Grant


Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare


Maintenance Grant is financial assistance that is given to a parent with a child(ren) that are under the age of 18 whose spouse has died, this financial support is for the care of children.

The Target Group (Who Qualifies)

  • A biological parent with a child or children under the age of 18 whose spouse has died and earns less than N$1000.00 per month or is unemployed
  • A child whose parent receives an old-age pension or a disability grant
  • A parent whose spouse is sentenced to imprisonment for six months or longer
  • Namibian citizens and permanent residents


  • Certified copies of the applicant's birth certificate and Identity document
  • Certified copies of the child or children's full birth certificates/ confirmation of birth or baptism card
  • A certified copy of the applicant's marriage certificate where applicable
  • The latest school report of each school-going child
  • A certified copy of the spouse's death certificate in case of death
  • If the spouse is in prison, a letter from the prison and a declaration from him/her confirming this
  • Proof of the spouse receiving a disability grant or an old age pension.
  • If the applicant is employed, a pay slip with the name, phone number and address of the employer, if not employed a police declaration

Contact Information:

Contact Number Head Office: +264 283 3111