Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

SASSA Grant Payments and old person disability February 2024

In February 2024, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) continues its commitment to providing essential financial assistance to eligible individuals, including Old Persons, those with Disabilities, recipients of Child Support, and those who were approved for the SRD Grant.

Grant Eligibility Criteria:

1.Older Persons Grant:

Age Requirement: 60 years or older.

Exclusivity: Not receiving any other pension.

2.Disability Grant:

Permanent Disability: Must have a disability limiting work capabilities.

3.Child Support Grant:

Age Criteria: Caregivers for children under 18.

Income Threshold: Must meet specific income criteria.

4. Foster Child Grant:

Guardianship: Care for a foster child placed by a social worker.

5.Care Dependency Grant:

Caregivers: Supporting individuals unable to care for themselves due to illness or disability.

6.War Veterans Grant:

Eligibility: South African war veterans meeting specific rank and service criteria.

7.R350 SRD Grant:

Note: Currently closed for new applications.

Eligibility: Based on unemployment, no other social grants, and meeting means test.

How to Apply for SASSA Grant Payment:


1.Identify Your Desired Grant:

Visit the [SASSA website](

Explore the “Grants” section to find the suitable grant.

2.Check Eligibility:

Review eligibility criteria thoroughly.

3.Gather Required Documents:

Refer to the grant page for a complete list.

4.Create a SASSA Account:

Necessary for online applications and tracking.

5. Start Online Application:

Navigate to the “Apply Online” section and provide accurate information.


6.Submit Application:

Review and submit electronically.

Checking SASSA Grant Payment Status Online (2024):

1.Visit SASSA Website:

Go to [SASSA website](

2.Track Your Application Status:  Select the specific grant.

Click on “Track Your Application Status.”

Enter ID and cell phone number used during application.

3.Review Status:

View current application status  pending, approved, or declined.

What to Do If Your SASSA Grant is Delayed:

1. Check Payment Dates:

Confirm expected payment date from the SASSA website or toll-free number (0800 601 011).

Verify if any announced delays affect your gran

To apply for an Old Age Disability Grant through SASSA offline, follow these important points:

1.Visit Local SASSA Office

Go to your nearest SASSA office to obtain the necessary application forms.


Prepare required documents, including proof of identity (ID), medical certificates, and financial information.

3. Complete Forms:

Fill out the application forms accurately, providing all requested details.

4.Attach Supporting Documents:

Include all necessary supporting documents with your application.


Submit the completed application and documents to the SASSA office in person.


Inquire about the processing timeline and keep track of your application’s status through regular follow-ups with the SASSA office.

7.Provide Additional Information if Requested:

Be prepared to provide any additional information if SASSA requests it during the application process.

8.Keep a Record:

Maintain a copy of your application forms and any communication with SASSA for reference.

Remember, it’s crucial to stay informed about the specific requirements and procedures applicable to your situation, as they may vary..

2. Contact SASSA:

Use various channels toll-free number, local SASSA office, website inquiry form, or social media.

To apply for a SASSA grant for an old person with a disability online, follow these steps:

1. Visit the SASSA Website:

Go to the official South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) website.

2. Create an Account:

If you don’t have an account, register by providing the required personal information.

3. Login to Your Account: Log in using your username and password.

4.Navigate to Grants Section:Look for the section related to grants or social assistance programs.

5. Select Old Age Disability Grant Choose the specific grant option for old persons with disabilities.

6.Complete Application Form: Fill out the online application form with accurate details. Be ready to provide information about your personal and financial situation.

7. Upload Required Documents: Scan and upload necessary documents, such as ID, medical certificates, and proof of income.

8. Review and Submit: Double-check all entered information for accuracy before submitting the application.

9. Wait for Confirmation:  After submission, wait for confirmation from SASSA. This may include reference numbers or confirmation emails.

10. Follow Up:

If there are delays or if you need to check the status, contact SASSA using the provided contact details.

Always ensure you have the latest information by checking the official SASSA website or contacting their helpline.


SASSA remains dedicated to supporting individuals in need. For those facing grant delays, proactive communication and utilizing available channels can help address concerns effectively.