Thu. Jun 13th, 2024
DIARISE: SASSA Payment Dates for the Rest of 2024

DIARISE: SASSA Payment Dates for the Rest of 2024

Overview

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is responsible for distributing grants and allowances to disadvantaged individuals who need financial assistance. SASSA currently supports around 29 million people in South Africa, including 4 million old-age pensioners, 13 million childcare beneficiaries, 10 million Social Relief of Distress (SRD) recipients, and approximately 2 million individuals with disabilities and war veterans.

Beneficiaries can receive their SASSA payments through selected supermarkets like Pick n Pay, Boxer, USave merchants, Checkers, and Shoprite. Payments can be accessed via a SASSA card, CashSend, or direct bank transfers.

Diarise These Dates

To help beneficiaries plan accordingly, SASSA has confirmed the payment dates for the remainder of 2024. Here are the dates for Older Person’s Grants, Disability Grants, and Children’s Grants:

Month Older Person’s Grant Disability Grant Children’s Grant
June Tuesday, 4 June Wednesday, 5 June Thursday, 6 June
July Tuesday, 2 July Wednesday, 3 July Thursday, 4 July
August Friday, 2 August Monday, 5 August Tuesday, 6 August
September Tuesday, 3 September Wednesday, 4 Sept Thursday, 5 Sept
October Wednesday, 2 October Thursday, 3 Oct Friday, 4 Oct
November Tuesday, 5 November Wednesday, 6 Nov Thursday, 7 Nov
December Tuesday, 3 December Wednesday, 4 Dec Thursday, 5 Dec

Types of SASSA Grants and Amounts

SRD Grant

The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant is for South African citizens, asylum seekers, refugees, and special permit holders aged 18 to 60. Applicants must not receive any other social grants, unemployment insurance, or financial support. The grant amount is R350 per month.

Child Support Grant

This grant helps financially needy caregivers (parents, grandparents, or children over 16 leading a family) to raise children. The amount is R510 per month per child. For orphaned children, the grant is R750 per month (R500 CSG plus a R250 top-up).

Foster Child Support

This grant is for caregivers of foster children placed in their care by the court due to being orphaned, abandoned, abused, at risk, or neglected. The grant amount is R1,130 per month per child.

Care Dependency Grant

This grant supports caregivers of children with severe disabilities requiring full-time care. It is available until the child reaches 18 years of age and amounts to R2,090 per month per child.

Disability Grant

Available to individuals with mental or physical disabilities that prevent them from working for more than six months. Temporary disability grants cover six to twelve months, while permanent grants cover more than twelve months. The maximum amount is R2,090 per month.

Pensioners Grant (Older Person’s Grant)

This grant is for individuals aged 60 or older who can no longer work. Those aged 60 to 75 receive R2,090 per month, while those over 75 receive R2,100 per month.

Grant-In-Aid

This grant is for individuals on a social grant who cannot care for themselves, providing R510 per month to pay for a full-time caregiver.

War Veteran’s Grant

This grant is for former soldiers who fought in the Second World War (1939-1945) or the Korean War (1950-1953) and are unable to support themselves financially. The grant amount is R2,110 per month.

Note

  • Amounts are subject to change in April and October each year.
  • Recipients of Older Person’s or Disability grants will receive all linked grants first, while other beneficiaries will be paid one or two days later.
  • Only qualifying beneficiaries will receive monthly payou.