Sassa Confirms Grant Payment Dates For March

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The agency responsible for ensuring the most vulnerable members of our society has confirmed when social grant beneficiaries will be paid in March. This informs millions of people when they will have access to their Sassa grant. 

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Sassa Payment Dates For March 2024

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has confirmed the grant payment dates for the month of March 2024. Grant beneficiaries will be paid in the second week of the third month of the year. 

Sassa grants play a pivotal role in providing support to vulnerable individuals and families in South Africa through the distribution of grants from the South African government. Grants assist families to afford basic goods and services.

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

Payment Status

In March 2024, grant disbursements will begin on Tuesday, 5 March 2024 with the payment of the Older persons grant. This will be followed by the distribution of all other permanent grants on consecutive days. 

Sassa Dates For March 2024

While Sassa aims to pay permanent social grants from the second working day of the month, this is not possible in March. This is because Sassa does not pay grants on weekends and public holidays.

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Sassa Grant Payment Dates For March 2024

  • Older Persons Grant - 5 March 2024 
  • Disability Grants - 6 March 2024
  • Children's Grants - 7 March 2024

When Is Sassa Payment For March 2024?

Grant beneficiaries who require financial assistance can collect their Sassa grants at several different payment points. These payment points include ATMs and retail stores such as Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite and Boxer.

Sassa Grant Payment Dates For the Rest of 2024

Once you have found your grant dates for March 2024 you will be looking for the grant payment dates for the rest of 2024. We have all the details for you. Click here for grant payment dates for the rest of 2024.

Sassa Grant Increases

March 2024 will be the last month Sassa grant beneficiaries receive the amount of money they have been receiving since October 2024. 

Foster Child Grant

Sassa grants will increase on 1 April 2024 and again on 1 October 2024. Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwana, announced the following Sassa grant increases:

  • The old age grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant and Care Dependency grant will have an increase of R90 in April and then R10 in October.
  • The child support grant will only have one increase of R20 in April.
  • The Foster Care grant will only have one increase of R50 in April.

Godongwana unfortunately did not announce any increase for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. The SRD grant payment currently stands at the value of R350 per month.

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Recently announced Sassa grant increases will no doubt come as a welcomed relief for million of vulnerable people who rely on these grants to survive. However, civil society groups warned that these increases don't speck to the needs of the majority of South Africans who are unemployed and hungry. 


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Millions of vulnerable rely on the SRD grant to purchase food and access basic services. Reconfirmation of their application may be required to ensure they continue receiving the grant. 

Sassa is responsible for disbursing grants to approximately 18 million South Africans every month. One of the grants distributed is Sassa child grants.


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