The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) disburses over 18 million grants every month to assist vulnerable people living in South Africa monthly. These grants enable them to purchase basic necessities and access essential services.
Sassa distributes several permanent grants that encompass support for pensioners, people living with disabilities, war veterans, and for the care of children. Grants for the care of children include the Child Support Grant, Foster Care Grant, and Child Support Grant Top-Up.
Staying informed about the Sassa payment dates is highly recommended for all beneficiaries, as many recipients have to travel to access their grant money.
Here is the Sassa Grant Payment Schedule for November 2023
Older Persons Grant: 2 November 2023
Disability Grant: 3 November 2023
Children's Grants: 6 November 2023
Social Relief of Distress (SRD)/R350 Grant Payment Dates
Sassa will disburse Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grants payments to beneficiaries between 24 November 2024 and 30 November 2023. During this payment period, Sassa urges beneficiaries to check their Sassa status on the SRD website for precise deposit dates into their bank accounts.
Sassa implemented increases for the permanent grant amounts in 2023 on two separate occasions. The first increase was implemented in April, and the second grant increase took effect in October 2023.
Here's How Much Grant Payments Will Be in November 2023
- Older Persons Grant: R2,090
- Older Persons (75 years and older): R2,110
- Disability Grant: R2,090
- War Veterans Grant: R2,110
- Child Support Grant: R510
- Child Support Grant (Top-up): R510 + R250
- Care Dependency Grant: R2,090
- Foster Care Grant: R1,130
- Grant-In-Aid: R510
- Social Relief of Distress Grant: R350
The SRD has not been increased since its inception due to fiscal constraints, as explained by the Department of Social Development (DSD). Although the DSD proposed an increase in the SRD grant to the National Treasury, it was not favourably considered due to fiscal limitations.
Where to Collect Your November Grant Payments
Beneficiaries of permanent grants and grants can choose to have their funds directly deposited into their bank accounts, providing them with convenient access to their funds.
Additionally, Sassa grants are accessible at selected retailers nationwide, including Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer stores, Usave stores, and Checkers, making it easy for grant recipients to access their support.
Mobile cash pay points are also available for grant beneficiaries, although this method offers limited flexibility, with funds accessible for only a few hours during specific payment cycles.