How Much The SRD Grant Payment Is For December

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The month of November is set to come to an end in just a few days with SRD grants now being paid for November. It's good to know how much you'll be receiving in the following month.


The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant is geared towards helping vulnerable South Africans who are unemployed and have no source of income. The grant is set to come to an end in March 2025, after recently being extended for another year.

With the SRD grant came many rumours and fake news stories. One of these are that the grant is R500 or even R700 so it's important to set the record straight.

So how much are SRD grant beneficiaries getting for the month of December? Well, in December, SRD grant beneficiaries can expect to receive R350.

Why Hasn't The R350 Grant Been Increased?

According to the Department of Social Development, the lack of an increase is due to "fiscal constraints." Despite the department's request to the National Treasury for an increase, it was not favourably considered due to these fiscal constraints.

Both the Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, and Brenda Sibeko, the Deputy Director-General at the department, have expressed their desire for an increase in the SRD grant. However, there has been no official confirmation of a grant increase, and it currently remains at the value of R350 per month.

How Much Sassa Permanent Grant Payments For December 2023 Will Be

  • Older Persons grant - R2 090
  • Older Persons (75 years and older) - 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 Care grant - R1 130
  • Grant-In-Aid - R510

December Sassa Payment Dates 2023

The first week of each month is usually reserved for the payment of permanent social grants. Staying updated about the Sassa payment schedule is always advisable and useful.

  • Older Persons Grant - 1 December 2023 
  • Disability Grant - 4 December 2023
  • Children's Grants -  5 December 2023 

SRD Grant Sassa Payment Dates For December

Sassa grant payments for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant are now made at the end of the month. However, with Christmas at the end of the month, grants will be paid earlier.

SRD grant payments for December will therefore be made from 18 December until 22 December.

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