How Much SASSA Grants Will Be For 2024?

How Much SASSA Grants Will Be For 2024?

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By Anele Zulu

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) distributes social grants to over 18 million vulnerable South Africans every month. These grants provide essential financial assistance for expenses like food, transportation, school fees and more.

With 2024 now underway, many grant beneficiaries are wondering, “How much will my SASSA grant be this year?”

Here we break down the confirmed SASSA grant amounts for 2024 so far.

2024 SASSA Grant Amounts

The Department of Social Development has announced the following SASSA grant amounts for January to March 2024:

  • Older Persons Grant: R2,090
  • Older Persons Grant (over 75 years): R2,110
  • Disability Grant: R2,090
  • War Veterans Grant: R2,110
  • Child Support Grant: R510
  • Child Support Grant Top-up: R510 + R250
  • Care Dependency Grant: R2,090
  • Foster Child Grant: R1,130
  • Grant-in-Aid: R510

These amounts are unchanged from October, 2023 so far. There is typically a small increase in SASSA grant amounts in April each year.

So unless adjustments are announced, beneficiaries can expect to continue receiving these same amounts for the next 3 months.

R350 SRD Grant in 2024

The R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant is still active in 2024. However, the Department of Social Development’s proposal to increase the SRD grant value was reportedly declined.

So the SRD grant is expected to remain at R350 per month through 2025 when the grant expires.

Over 7 million South Africans currently rely on the temporary SRD grant for basic needs.

Collecting SASSA Grants in 2024

Sassa grant beneficiaries have a few options to access their monthly payments:

  • Bank Account Deposits: Grants can be directly deposited into beneficiaries’ bank accounts. This allows secure access to funds at any time.
  • Cash Withdrawals: Benefits can be withdrawn at major retail stores like Pick n Pay, Boxer, Shoprite, Checkers, and Usave, which distribute grants.

Sassa reminds beneficiaries not to rush to withdraw funds on the first day to avoid long queues. The money will remain available in their account or card.

Check SASSA Payment Dates for 2024

Payment dates may vary by region and grant type. Beneficiaries should confirm their payment dates in advance through the SASSA website or toll-free helpline.

Knowing the exact payment schedule can help recipients budget and plan expenses each month.

With over 18 million South Africans relying on Sassa for income support, these grants are a crucial resource. The confirmed amounts for early 2024 provide clarity around the assistance vulnerable groups can expect.

Beneficiaries should continue monitoring announcements in case of grant increases or changes later in 2024.

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