Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

Sassa Confirms New Grant Values for 2024

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has officially confirmed the grant values for 2024. The values of Sassa grants will undergo changes at various intervals throughout the year due to grant increases.

Sassa disburses a variety of permanent grants aimed at aiding financially vulnerable individuals residing in South Africa. Among these permanent grants are the Older Persons Pension Grant, Disability Grant, War Veterans Grant, Care Dependency Grant, Foster Child Grant, Child Support Grant, Child Support Grant Top-Up, and Grant-in-Aid.

The agency has confirmed the maximum grant values for both April 2024 and October 2024. While the value of several grants has already been increased in April 2024, three grants are slated for another increase in October 2024.

SASSA Social Grant Increases for 2024

In February 2024, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana unveiled the 2024 Sassa grant increases during his 2024 Budget Speech. These increases have now been officially confirmed by the Minister of Social Development.

In accordance with the Social Assistance Act 2024 (Act No. 13 of 2004) as amended, and with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Social Development has announced the increase in social grants.

Grant Values for 2024

Grant April 2024 Payment October 2024 Payment
Older Persons Grant R2,180 R2,190
Older Persons Grant (Older Than 75) (including Additional Payment) R2,180+R20 R2,190+R20
War Veterans (including Additional Payment) R2,180+R20 R2,190+R20
Disability Grant R2,180 R2,190
Care Dependency Grant R2,180 R2,190
Foster Child Grant R1,180 R1,180
Child Support Grant R530 R530
Child Support Grant (Top-Up) R530 + R260 R530 + R270
Grant-in-Aid R530 R530

These increases will take effect on 1 April 2024 and 1 October 2024, respectively.

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SRD Grant Increase

The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, often known as the R350 grant, has also been subject to an increase. Minister Godongwana announced the increase on Wednesday, 13 March 2024.

Beneficiaries will witness an increase from the current R350 to R370 starting 1 April 2024, marking a rise of R20 or 5.7%. Godongwana described the increase as fulfilling the fundamental rights of vulnerable adults residing in the country.

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