Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

SASSA Aid for April Available Next Week: What You Need to Know

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced that the long-awaited increase in social grants will be reflected in the April payments. Beneficiaries can look forward to receiving their SASSA aid starting next week. Here’s everything you need to know about the payment dates and the increases.

Payment Dates for SASSA Social Grants in April:

The payment dates for SASSA social grants in April are as follows:

  • Aid for Seniors or Pensioners:Wednesday, April 3, 2024
  • Disability Grants:Thursday, April 4, 2024
  • Children’s Grants and All Other Grants:Friday, April 5, 2024

SASSA Payment Schedule for 2024/25 Financial Year:

SASSA reserves the first week of each month for the payment of subsidies for the elderly, children, and disabilities. Following that, Social Distress Relief (SDR) recipients and all other grants are paid.

Increases in Permanent Social Grants:

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana confirmed that permanent SASSA grants will be increased to keep up with inflation and improve access. The increases are as follows:

  • A R100 increase for old age, war veterans, disability, and care dependency grants, divided into R90 from April and R10 from October.
  • A R50 increase for the foster care grant.
  • A R20 increase for the child support grant.

Latest SRD Grant Increase:

The government has increased the Social Relief in Cases of Emergency (SRD) grant, popularly known as the R350 grant, to R370 from April this year.

Budget Speech by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana:

In his 2024 budget speech to Parliament, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced the increases in permanent SASSA grants. He stated that the government is sensitive to the rising cost of living for the almost 19 million South Africans who rely on these grants to make ends meet. The government has allocated R33.6 billion to the COVID-19 Emergency Social Relief Grant for the 2024/25 financial year, with provisional allocations for the following years.

How to Contact SASSA for Inquiries:

For any additional queries, beneficiaries can contact SASSA directly through the following channels:

  • Call the SASSA Free Call Center at 0800 60 10 11.
  • Contact SASSA Headquarters at 012 400 2322.
  • Email SASSA Head Office at Grantsenquiries@sassa.gov.za.
  • Beneficiaries can also visit the SASSA website or contact their nearest SASSA office for more information.

In Conclusion:

The increase in SASSA grants comes as a relief to many South Africans who rely on these grants to meet their basic needs. The government’s commitment to improving access and keeping up with inflation is commendable and will go a long way in alleviating poverty and improving the quality of life for millions of people

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

When will SASSA grants for April 2024 be paid out?

Aid for seniors or pensioners will be paid on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

Disability grants will be paid on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Children’s grants and all other grants will be paid on Friday, April 5, 2024.

What are the increases in permanent SASSA grants?

Old age, war veterans, disability, and care dependency grants will increase by R100, with R90 added in April and R10 in October.

The foster care grant will increase by R50.

The child support grant will increase by R20.

What is the latest increase in the SRD grant?

The SRD grant, also known as the R350 grant, has been increased to R370 from April 2024.

What is the SASSA payment schedule for the 2024/25 financial year?

The first week of each month is reserved for the payment of subsidies for the elderly, children, and disabilities. Following that, Social Distress Relief (SDR) recipients and all other grants are paid.

How can beneficiaries contact SASSA for inquiries?

Beneficiaries can call the SASSA Free Call Center at 0800 60 10 11.

They can also contact SASSA Headquarters at 012 400 2322 or email SASSA Head Office at Grantsenquiries@sassa.gov.za.

Where can beneficiaries get more information?

Beneficiaries can visit the SASSA website or contact their nearest SASSA office for additional information.