Here’s A Breakdown Of The Upcoming Sassa Grant Increases


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More than 18 million permanent grants are distributed to beneficiaries in South Africa every month. These grant beneficiaries will receive increased grant payments in a couple of months.

 


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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) distributes more than 18 million permanent grants every month. The monetary value of these Sassa grants will increase from 1 April 2023.

Permanent grants distributed by Sassa include the Older Persons grant, War Veterans grant, Disability grant, Foster Child grant, Care Dependency grant, Child Support Grant, Top-up Child Support grant and the Grant in Aid.

The amount of money received by grant beneficiaries will increase again in October 2023 except for the Child Support Top-up grant.

Here’s A Breakdown Of The Upcoming Sassa Grant Increases

Grant Type 

Current amount received by beneficiaries

Increase from 1 April 2023 

Grant payment received by beneficiary from April 2023 

Amount increase from 1 October 2023 

Grant payment received by beneficiaries from 1 October 2023 

Old Age Grant (below 75 years old) 

R1,990

+R90 

R2080

+R10

R2090

Old Age Grant (above 75 years old) 

R2,010

+R90 

R2100

+10

R2110 

War Veterans Grant

R2,010

+R90 

R2100

+10

R2110 

Disability Grant 

R1,990

+R90 

R2080

+R10

R2090

Foster Child Grant 

R1070

+R50 

R1120

+R10

R1130

Care Dependency Grant 

R1,990

+R90 

R2080

+R10

R2090

Child  Support Grant 

R480

+R20

R500

+R10

R510

Child Support Grant Top-Up 

R240

+R10

R250

0

R250

Grant in Aid 

R480

+R20

R500

+R10

R510

These grant increases were announced by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana during the Budget Speech in February.

Godongwana revealed that spending on child support grants and old age grants received the largest proportion of government spending. This is as the state anticipates the growth of beneficiaries over the next three years.

The minister added that spending on social grants will increase from R233 billion in 2022/23 to R248.4 billion in 2025/26 due to increases in the number of beneficiaries and the value of the grants.

Is your application stuck on Pending? We've covered what this means and what steps you should take next.

 

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