Sassa Grants For April Now Being Paid

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Social grant ensure that millions of vulnerable people in South Africa can purchase basic goods and access basic services every month. These grants are now being distributed to beneficiaries. 


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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is in the process of distributing grants to over 18 million beneficiaries throughout this week. The agency has initiated the disbursement of its 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 grantWar Veterans grantCare Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top-Up and Grant-in-aid.

Grant Increases

In the 2024 budget of South Africa, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced increases across all regular Sassa permanent grants. The initial phase of these increases will commence in April, resulting in increased grant payments for beneficiaries.

Grant Payment Schedule for April 2024

Sassa has outlined the following payment dates for April 2024:

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

Beneficiaries are reminded by Sassa that once the funds have been disbursed, they will persist in their bank accounts. There is no necessity to rush for cash withdrawal on the initial day. The funds will remain accessible in the account until required.

April Sassa Grant Payment Amounts

In April, beneficiaries of Sassa grants will experience their first increment of the year, with an additional increase expected on October 1. The April values of social grants are as follows:

  • 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. Beneficiaries of the SRD grant will begin receiving R370 from 1 April 2024, marking a raise of R20 or 5.7%.

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

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