Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

TODAY NEWS: Grants Collection Starts For SASSA

Payment Schedule Announcement

Today marks the commencement of the collection period for June SASSA grants for South African recipients. This announcement follows the unveiling of the payment schedule for the 2024/25 financial year by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).

Payment Sequence

SASSA adheres to a specific sequence for grant payments:

Elderly, Child, and Disability Grants: The first week of the month is allocated for these grants.

Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grants: Following the initial grants, SRD grant recipients, and all other grants are distributed.

June SASSA Social Grants Payment Dates

Here are the designated payment dates for June SASSA grants:

Older Persons or Pensioners Grants: Tuesday, June 5, 2024

Disability Grants: Wednesday, June 6, 2024

Children’s and Other Grants: Thursday, June 7, 2024

Confirmed SASSA Grants Increases for 2024

READ MORE: SASSA Old-Age Pension Grants For this Month

Permanent social grants have been increased to align with inflation and ensure broader access:

A R100 increment for old age, war veterans, disability, and care dependency grants. This increment will be split, with R90 effective from June and R10 effective from October.

A R50 raise for the foster care grant.

A R20 hike for the child support grant.

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana affirmed the increase in permanent SASSA grants during his 2024 Budget Speech to Parliament.

Improvements to the SRD Grant Expected by June

Acknowledging the rising cost of living for the nearly 19 million South Africans relying on these grants, Godongwana announced plans to enhance the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant by June.

He emphasized that these improvements will be accommodated within the current fiscal framework, with ongoing collaboration between the National Treasury and the Department of Social Development.

For further inquiries, recipients can directly contact SASSA through the following channels:

Toll-Free Call Centre: 0800 60 10 11

SASSA Head Office: 012 400 2322

Email: Grantsenquiries@sassa.gov.za

Additionally, detailed contact information for SASSA offices across the country is available for assistance.