How Much Sassa Grants Will Be For May 2024

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Millions of individuals are set to receive social grant payments in May 2024. Sassa has now confirmed how much these grant payments will be. 

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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) distributes 18 million permanent grants aimed at assisting financially vulnerable people living in South Africa. 

Grants distributed by Sassa include the Older Persons pension grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant, Care Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top-Up and Grant-in-aid.

In February 2024, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced the 2024 Sassa grant increases for all permanent grants. The announcement was made during his 2024 Budget Speech. The Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu has confirmed the grant increases. 

The Minister Of Social Development, in terms of the Social Assistance Act 2024 (Act No. 13 of 2004) as amended, with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance, announced the increase in social grants.   

The value of May 2024 grant payments will remain the same as the grant values in April 2024. All of Sassa’s grants received an increase in value in April 2024. Another increase will be implemented in some Sassa grants in October 2024. Here’s How Much Sassa Grants Will Be For May 2024


May 2024 Payment 

Older Persons Grant 


Older Persons Grant (Older Than 75) (including Additional Payment)


War Veterans (including Additional Payment) 


Disability Grant 


Care Dependency Grant


Foster Child Grant 


Child Support Grant 


Child Support Grant (Top-Up) 

R530 + R260

Grant In Aid 


Sassa Grant Pay Dates For May

Sassa has confirmed that social grant payments are made from the second working day of each month In May 2024, grants will be paid from Friday, 3 May 2024.

While Sassa endeavours to pay social grants on consecutive days, it is not always possible due to the agency's grant payment policies. The current payment policy means that social grants are not made on public holidays or weekends.  This will impact grant payment in May 2024 and beneficiaries of the disability grants and children's grants will have to wait a little bit longer before they receive their money. 

Here's when Sassa grant payments will be made for May:

  • Older Persons Grant - 3 May 2024
  • Disability Grants - 6 May 2024
  • Children's Grants - 7 May 2024

Millions of people will receive social grant payments in May 2024. 

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Sassa distributes the SRD grant to approximately 8 million South Africans every month. SRD grant applications are now open for May 2024.

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