Dates For SASSA Payments: Final Sassa Payment Dates For 2023 - 2024

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Millions of vulnerable people receive grants from the South African Social Security Agency. It is always good to confirm what the Sassa payment dates are so that you don't miss out. Sassa has revealed on which days grants will be paid for the rest of the year and we have the details. 

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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) have revealed the dates for Sassa payment dates when social grant beneficiaries will receive their grants for the rest of 2023.These Sassa grant payment dates enable beneficiaries to effectively plan for when they will receive their money every month. 

The South African Government has made Sassa responsible for the payment of social grants and financial assistance in South Africa under the Social Assistance Act. These grant payments are best made into a bank account by the Social Security Agency. This avoids scenes we often see of many older people waiting at supermarkets to receive their old older persons grant. Sassa falls under the Social Development Department. 

Sassa distributes grants in terms of the Social Assistance Act. Under the framework of the act, Sassa oversees the implementation of various social assistance programs. This  includes the distribution of social grants to  vulnerable people living in South Africa. 

Sassa Grants and Bank Accounts

It is very efficient and easy for you if your Sassa grant can be paid into your bank account. Remember that the bank account must be in your name as Sassa cannot pay the grant into a bank account that is in someone else's name. It doesn't affect the payment dates of the Sassa grants if they are paid into your bank account instead of you collecting them from a Sassa office.

SASSA Grant Payment Dates - Permanent Grants 

Several permanent grant payments are distributed by Sassa. These Sassa social grants include different grants like 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. These are the Sassa grants that are available on different payment dates. The Sassa Child Support Grant is paid to the primary caregiver. The Disability Grant has to be tested for.


When Permanent Grants Are Paid 

What are the Sassa grant payment dates? Sassa distributes permanent grants at the beginning of each month. They will publicise the exact payment date. These Sassa grant payments will commence on the second day of each month as these are a monthly payment.

Do Sassa Pay Grants on Public Holidays

Details of Sassa payment dates: Its important to note that Sassa grant payment department does not pay grants on public holidays or weekends. This essentially means that if the second day of the month is on a weekend or public holiday, the grant will be paid on the next weekday, as per the payment schedule

Sassa Payment Dates For 2023 - 2024

October 2023 

Older Persons Grant - 3 Oct 2023 

Disability Grant - 4 Oct 2023 

Children's Grants -  5 Oct 2023

November 2023

Older Persons Grant - 2 November 2023

Disability Grant - 3 November 2023 

Children's Grants -  6 November 2023 

December 2023  Dates For December

Older Persons Grant - 1 December 2023 

Disability Grant - 4 December 2023

Children's Grants -  5 December 2023 

January 2024 

Older Persons Grant - 3 January 2024

Disability Grants - 4 January 2024 

Children's Grants -  5 January 

February 2024  

Older Persons Grant - 2 February 2024 

Disability Grants - 5 February 2024 

Children's Grants -  6 Feb 2024

March 2024  

Older Persons Grant - 5 March 2024 

Disability Grants - 6 March 2024

Children's Grants -  7 March 2024   

You can read our article on Sassa grant payment dates for the SRD grant payments and other in 2024.

Where People Can Collect Their Sassa Grants 

Grant beneficiaries who require financial assistance can collect their Sassa grants at several different payment points. These payment points include ATMs, retail stores, Post Office branches and mobile cash pay points.

R350 Grant Payment Dates

Sassa recently revealed that R350/SRD grants will be paid towards the end of every month. The processing of grants take place during the latter stages of the month as Sassa conducts various verification checks to ensure the grant applicant meets the qualifying criteria for the grant. 

R350/SRD Grant Payment Schedule 

  • September 2023: Payment period from 22 September 2023 to 29 September 2023
  • October 23: Payment period from 25 October 23 to 31 October 23
  • November 2023: Payment period from 24 November 2023 to 30 November 2023
  • December 2023: Payment period from 18 December 2023 to 22 December 2023
  • January 2024: Payment period from 25 January 2024 to 31 January 2024
  • February 2024: Payment period from 23 February 2024 to 29 February 2024
  • March 2024: Payment period from 25 March 2024 to 29 March 2024

During the designated payment week, Sassa encourages beneficiaries to check their Sassa status on the SRD website to determine the exact date when their Sassa grant payment will be deposited into their bank accounts.

If you want to check on your grant payment information this can be done via the Sassa official website. We also have information on grant payment dates for 2023 on the Skills Portal website.

The agency also reminds grant recipients that it typically takes approximately 2-3 working days for the funds to appear in their bank accounts after the payment has been processed.

Reminder About Sassa SRD R350 Grant

1. What is the SRD R350 Grant?

The SRD R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant, managed by SASSA, is a temporary provision of assistance intended for persons in such dire material need that they are unable to meet their or their families' most basic needs. This grant was particularly highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic as a means to help those facing extreme economic hardship.

2. Who is Eligible?

To qualify for the SRD Social Relief of Distress grant:

  • You must be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or refugee registered on the Home Affairs database.
  • You must be currently residing within the borders of South Africa.
  • You must be above the age of 18.
  • You must be unemployed.
  • You must not be receiving any form of income.
  • You must not be receiving any social grant.
  • You must not be receiving any unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive unemployment insurance benefits.
  • You must not be receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) or other financial aid.
  • You must not be residing in a government-funded or subsidized institution.

3. How to Apply?

Applications for the SRD Social Relief of Distress grant can be done through various methods:

  1. Online Platform: SASSA has a dedicated online platform where applications can be submitted. Ensure you have all required documents ready for upload.

  2. WhatsApp: There's a dedicated SASSA WhatsApp number for SRD grant applications. Follow the prompts once you initiate a chat.

  3. SMS/ USSD: You can use a specific code provided by SASSA to apply via SMS or USSD. This method might involve costs associated with your network provider.

  4. Email: There's also an option to email your application. Ensure all necessary documentation is attached.

Remember, it's essential to provide accurate and complete information when applying. Misrepresentation may result in disqualification or legal actions.

4. Necessary Documentation

When applying for the SRD grant, you need to provide the following documentation:

  • A copy of your South African ID or proof of residency or refugee status.
  • Proof of address.
  • Any other documents that might be relevant to prove your current financial situation, such as recent bank statements or proof of unemployment.
  • Sassa have announced that the Sassa Gold Card will remain active and can still be used after December this year. This Sassa card has proved very popular.
  • The Post Office no longer distributes the R350 SRD Grant.
  • There is still no confirmation that Sassa will increase the R350 grant but an announcement may be made in due course.

SASSA General Enquiries on Grants

Sassa grants helpline: 0800 60 10 11

Sassa grants helpline email: [email protected]

Should there be issues with the helpline, you can contact Kenneth Baloyi, Sassa's contact center manager:

Phone: 079 308 1033

Email: [email protected]

SASSA R350 Grant Appeals Queries

For all Sassa R350 grant enquiries

Tel: 012 312 7727

Email: [email protected]


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