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 SASSA Old-Age Pension SASSA Old-Age Pension

 SASSA Old-Age Pension Grants

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is set to disburse the old-age pension grants for June 2024 on Tuesday, June 4th. Approximately 4 million beneficiaries will receive their payments, with the grant amounts being R2,180 for individuals over 60 and R2,200 for those over 75​ (Sassa Insider)​​ (AffluenceR)​.

Key Payment Dates for June 2024

Older Persons Grant: 4th June 2024

Disability Grant: 5th June 2024

Other Grants: 6th June 2024

For beneficiaries, it is crucial to remember that the funds can be collected any time after the payment date. The money will remain in the account until it is withdrawn​ (SASSA Grants SA)​. Avoiding Exclusion from SASSA Old-Age

Enhanced Security Measures

To combat fraud and ensure that the funds reach the rightful beneficiaries, SASSA has introduced stricter asset and means tests along with the implementation of facial recognition software. This software aims to prevent digital fraudsters from exploiting the system and ensure that only eligible individuals receive the grants​​.

Eligibility and Application Process

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the old-age pension grants, applicants must meet specific financial criteria:

Single individuals: Annual income must not exceed R86,280 (R7,190 monthly).

Married couples: Combined annual income must not exceed R172,560 (R14,380 monthly).

Additionally, asset limits are set at R1,227,600 for single individuals and R2,455,200 for married couples​ (SASSA Check Online)​​ (AffluenceR)​.

How to Apply

Applications for the old-age pension grants must be submitted in person at a SASSA office. The necessary documents include:

A 13-digit bar-coded identity document (ID).

Proof of marital status.

Proof of residence.

Income and asset declarations.

Bank statements for the last three months.

The application process may take up to three months, with retroactive payments made upon approval​ (SASSA Check Online)​​ (AffluenceR)​. Alternative Payment Methods for SASSA Grants 2024

Continued Eligibility and Exclusion Criteria

Beneficiaries do not need to reapply every year; however, periodic reviews are conducted to verify continued eligibility. Grants may be terminated if beneficiaries no longer meet the asset and means test criteria, relocate permanently outside South Africa, or experience changes in personal circumstances such as health deterioration requiring state care​ (SASSA Check Online)​​ (AffluenceR)​.

Remaining Payment Dates for 2024

To help beneficiaries plan their finances, here are the remaining payment dates for 2024:

Tuesday, 2nd July 2024

Friday, 2nd August 2024

Tuesday, 3rd September 2024

Wednesday, 2nd October 2024

Tuesday, 5th November 2024

Tuesday, 3rd December 2024​ (Sassa Insider)​​ (AffluenceR)​.

 SASSA Old-Age Pension
SASSA Old-Age Pension

Quick Details

Aspect Details
Payment Date (June 2024) 4th June 2024
Grant Amount (60+) R2,180
Grant Amount (75+) R2,200
Eligibility Review Periodic
Means Test (Single) R86,280 annually / R7,190 monthly
Means Test (Married) R172,560 annually / R14,380 monthly
Application Process In-person at SASSA offices
Required Documents ID, proof of marital status, residence, income, assets, bank statements

FAQs

1. When will the June 2024 SASSA old-age pension grants be paid? The grants will be paid on Tuesday, 4th June 2024.

2. How much will I receive if I am over 75? Beneficiaries over 75 will receive R2,200.

3. What documents are required for the application? Applicants must provide a 13-digit bar-coded ID, proof of marital status, residence, income, assets, and bank statements.

4. Are there any new security measures for grant disbursements? Yes, SASSA has implemented facial recognition software to prevent fraud.

5. What are the income limits for eligibility? Single individuals must have an annual income below R86,280, while married couples must have a combined annual income below R172,560.

Final Word

As we approach June 2024, it is essential for beneficiaries to stay informed about the SASSA old-age pension grant disbursement schedules and eligibility criteria. By understanding these details, recipients can better manage their finances and ensure they receive the support they need in a timely manner. SASSA’s efforts to enhance security and streamline processes aim to provide effective financial assistance to South Africa’s elderly population.