SASSA Grant Payment Schedule and Updates for December 2023

SASSA Grant Payment Schedule and Updates for December 2023

SASSA Grant Payment Schedule and Updates for December 2023. In December 2023, more than 18 million individuals are slated to receive Sassa grant payments. The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) plays a pivotal role in disbursing these grants, serving as a lifeline for vulnerable citizens. This comprehensive guide will provide an insight into the various grants offered and their respective payment dates, as well as grant increases and methods for collecting payments.

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Types of SASSA Grants

Sassa provides a range of permanent grants to support different categories of beneficiaries. These encompass older persons, individuals with disabilities, war veterans, and children’s care. The children’s care grants include the Child Support Grant, Foster Care Grant, and Child Support Grant Top-Up.

SASSA Payment Dates

Staying informed about payment dates is crucial, especially for those who may need to travel to access their grant funds. Here are the payment dates for December 2023:

  • Older Persons Grant: 01 December 2023
  • Disability Grant: 04 December 2023
  • Children’s Grants: 05 December 2023
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Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant

Sassa also offers Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grants, with payment dates falling between 24 November 2024 and 30 November 2023. Beneficiaries are encouraged to check their Sassa status on the SRD website for precise deposit dates into their bank accounts.

Grant Increases

Sassa implemented increases for permanent grant amounts in 2023 on two occasions. The first increase occurred in April, and the second in October 2023. Here are the grant payment amounts for December 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

It’s worth noting that the SRD grant has not seen any increases due to fiscal constraints, despite proposals for an increase to the National Treasury.

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SASSA Payment Methods

Beneficiaries can choose to have their grant funds directly deposited into their bank accounts, offering convenient access. Furthermore, Sassa grants are accessible at various selected retailers nationwide, including Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer stores, Usave stores, and Checkers, ensuring ease of access for grant recipients. Mobile cash pay points are available as well, albeit with limited flexibility, as funds are accessible only during specific payment cycles and for a short duration.

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