Sassa Grant Payment Dates For February 2024 - All Your Sassa Grant Dates Info

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Millions of people at set to receive grant payments in February 2024. The agency responsible for paying grants to citizens have released the payment dates. 

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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) disburses over 19 million permanent grants monthly to vulnerable individuals in South Africa who need financial assistance. As February approaches, Sassa has confirmed the grant payment dates.

Sassa Payment Dates For February 2024

Playing a crucial role in supporting vulnerable individuals and families, Sassa distributes grants from the South African government to help cover essential goods and services.

These grants include the Older Persons pension grant, Disability grantWar Veterans grantCare Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top-Up and Grant-in-aid. Details of the foster child grant, care dependency grant and war veterans grant are available via the Sassa website.

Sassa Dates For February 2024

Although Sassa usually aims to pay grants on consecutive days, this will not be possible in February 2024. This is because there are no Sassa payment dates over the weekend. So you won't receive a Sassa grant then.

But good news for grant recipients is that Sassa payment dates for February 2024  will start early in the month - on the second day of the month in fact. So you can check for your Sassa payment from then. 

Beneficiaries of Disability Grant and Child support grants will have to wait for the second week of the month for their grant payment. 

Sassa Grant Dates For February 2024 

  • Older Persons Grant - 2 February 2024 
  • Disability Grant - 5 February 2024 
  • Child Support Grant - 6 February 2024

Outstanding January 2024 Grant Payments 

In January 2024, Sassa suspended the grant payments of more than 150,000 grant beneficiaries. 

Sassa explained that the non-payment of 150,000 social grants stemmed from inconsistencies in grant beneficiary details. These discrepancies include mismatched ID numbers with bank records, inaccurate banking details, and alterations in grant payment methods.

The Auditor General (AG) promptly brought attention to this issue, prompting us to make a decisive decision to ensure that the correct grant is disbursed to the rightful recipients.

To prevent individuals from erroneously receiving grants, the agency took the step of suspending these grant payments.

Sassa said if a beneficiary did not receive their January 2024 grant payment and is found to be eligible for a grant payment; they will be paid during the February payment run.

It was confirmed that they will receive a double grant payment, their outstanding January 2024 grant payment and their February 2024 grant payment. 

Official Sassa Website

When you check for details of your Sassa payment status, for February 2024, March 2024,  or any other month, you must make sure that you view the official South African Social Security Agency website. Grant recipients must ensure they don't look at fake websites. This includes the Social Relief of Distress Grant (Commonly known as the SRD Grant), War Veterans Grant, Child Grant, Older Persons Grant,

Where To Collect Grants

Grant beneficiaries can collect their grants ATMs and retail stores such as Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite and Boxer.

Sassa beneficiaries can also choose to have their Sassa grant be paid directly to their bank account.

Changes To Social Relief Grant Application Process

The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant is now managed under the Social Assistance Act and not the State of Disaster Act as South Africa is no longer in a National State of Disaster.

Every month, Sassa R350 grant applications are open for South Africans.

Eligibility Criteria For R350 Grant

If you yourself are in a financial state of distress, social relief grants could give you the assistance needed. Social Relief of Distress applicants must be:

  • Unemployed
  • South African citizens, permanent residents, refugees, holders of a special permit under the Special Angolan Dispensation, the Lesotho Exemption Permit Dispensation; Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Dispensation; or Asylum seekers with a valid section 22 permit or visa
  • Between 18 and 59 years old
  • Live within the borders of South Africa
  • Be registered on the Home Affairs database or Sassa's social grant database for individuals without ID documents
  • Not living in a government Institution or subsidised institution
  • Not receiving Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Benefits or National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) support or any other social grants distributed by Sassa

For periods of up to three months at a time, Sassa goes in and checks whether those who were approved for the social relief of distress grant are still eligible to be receiving social relief on the relevant Sassa payment dates.

How to apply for the SRD grant

How to apply for the SRD Grant


  1. Go to to apply for a social grant for relief of distress
  2. Select your citizenship criteria at the end of the page (either pick 'South African ID Holders' or 'Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders')
  3. Select the yellow bar that says, 'click here to apply online' under the 'How do I apply for this SRD Grant' or the 'Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders' section depending on your citizenship selection
  4. Enter your mobile number
  5. Click "send SMS" 
  6. Then enter the one-time pin that Sassa has sent to the number 


  1. Add 082 046 8553 as a contact on your phone
  2. Go on WhatsApp and send a message saying 'hi' to this number
  3. You will then receive a response and you should then respond saying 'help'
  4. You will be given various options, reply saying '4'
  5. This will lead you to the Unathi Sassa platform message which you should reply 'SRD' to
  6. You then have to confirm whether you're applying for the social relief of distress grant for yourself or someone else
  7. Now the actual social relief application begins and you'll have to submit your name, surname and ID number in the message


How to track your SRD Grant application

What if my Social Relief Of Distress application is rejected?

It is also important to note that your social relief of distress application could possibly be rejected. If this happens and you feel it is for an unjustified reason. You can submit an application appeal also known as an application for reconsideration for the social relief of distress grant.

srd grant appeal

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

It is important to make regular checks on your Sassa status if you are relying on the financial assistance from the South African Social Security Agency. If you know the grant payment dates you can plan around when you will receive the grant payments. They also check whether you are eligible for financial aid each month because if you receive any money into your bank accounts during the month you might not be eligible any more.


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