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Finally Sassa Social Grant Increased Now



Finally Sassa Social Grant Increased Now

A grant of R350 is being sought by the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI).The civil organization asked the Department of Social Development (DSD) to extend the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant beyond 2024 on Tuesday, 14 March.

R350 Grant Must Be Increased Now

According to the Social Assistance Act, the department is amending the grant regulations, but the amendments are limited to changing the expiration date from March 2023 to March 2024.

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It was concerned that the extension was limited to twelve months.According to the statement, “We welcome its extension, but are deeply concerned about its twelve-month duration.”.

Finally Sassa Social Grant Increased Now

In addition, there is no allocation to fund the grant after March 2024 in the tabled 2023/24 National Budget, signalling a possible intention to withdraw the grant after a year.

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Below are the social grants increases

Grant Type Amount from 01 April 2023 Amount Increase from 01 October 2023 Amount from 01 October 2023
Old Age (Below 75 years) 2080 10 2090
Old Age (Above 75 years) 2100 10 2110
War Veterans 2100 10 2110
Disability 2080 10 2090
Foster Child 1120 10 1130
Care Dependency 2080 10 2090
Child Support 500 10 510
Top-Up to CSG 250 0 250
Grant in Aid 500 10 510
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