Sassa Grant Payments For April Commence


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Millions of people are set to be paid their Sassa grants in April. The agency responsible for grant payments has begun its work for April 2024. 


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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will pay grants to more than 18 million people during this week. The agency has begun its disbursement of permanent social grants. 

Sassa distributes several different permanent grants aimed at assisting financially vulnerable people living in South Africa. Permanent 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 South Africa's 2024 budget, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced increases to all regular Sassa permanent grants. The first part of these increases will begin to be implemented in April, meaning that beneficiaries will receive increased grant payments. 

Sassa Grant Payment Dates For April 2024

  • Older Persons Grant - 3 April 2024
  • Disability Grants - 4 April 2024
  • Children's Grants - 5 April 2024

Sassa reminds beneficiaries that once their money has been paid, it will remain in their bank accounts. 

There is no need to rush to withdraw cash on the first day. Once the money is in the account, it will remain there until it is needed.  

Here’s How Much Sassa Grant Payments Are For April 

In April, Sassa grant beneficiaries will receive their first Sassa grant increase for the year with another expected on 1 October. Here's the values of social grants for April:

  • Older Persons grant - R2,180
  • Older Persons (75 years and older) - R2,200
  • Disability grant - R2,180
  • War Veterans grant - R2,200
  • Child Support grant - R530
  • Child Support grant (Top-up) - R530 + R250
  • Care Dependency grant - R2,180
  • Foster Care grant - R1,180
  • SRD Grant - R370

SRD Grant Increase 

In March 2024, Minister Godongwana announced an increase for the SRD grant. Commonly referred to as the R350 grant due to its monetary value, the beneficiaries of the SRD grant will begin receiving R370 from 1 April 2024. This means the R350 grant is being increased by R20 or 5.7%. 

Subject to the finalisation of the comprehensive social security, we will increase the R350 [grant] to R370 by the first of April this year.  

Gondongwana described the increase as “the realisation of the basic rights of our people”. 

The first R370 grant payment will be made later this month. 

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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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