The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is responsible for distributing grants and allowances to disadvantaged people who require financial assistance, within the country.
SASSA beneficiaries can receive their SASSA payments from selected supermarkets, such as Pick n Pay, Boxer, USave merchants, Checkers and Shoprite, and obtain this through their SASSA card, CashSend, or by getting the amount directly transferred into their bank account.
SASSA Payment Dates for 2023
If you are a SASSA beneficiary or know of someone who is, you may be wondering when the relevant grant payments will be made. Below is a list of the SASSA payment schedule for the months of February and March 2023 (payment dates for further months have not yet been announced):
- Older Persons/ Pensioners Grant: Friday, 2 June 2023
- Disability Grant: Monday, 5 June 2023
- All other Grants: Tuesday, 6 May 2023
Types of SASSA grants and amounts: SASSA Payment Dates for 2023
1. SRD Grant:
The SRD (Social Relief Distress Grant) is aimed at South African Citizens, Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Special Permit Holders who are between 18 and 60 years old. To qualify for this grant, these individuals must not have the necessary means or receive any social grants, are not contributing/ eligible for UIF payment, and have no financial support from any other source. The amount for this grant is R350 per month. Find out more about the SRD Grant and how to apply here.
2. Child Support Grant:
If you are in financial need, you can receive a grant to help you raise your child. You will need to be the child’s primary caregiver (i.e. parent, grandparent, or child over the age of 16 leading the family) and pass the means test. You will receive R500 a month for each child. If you are a primary caregiver for an orphaned child, you will receive R750 per month for each child (the R500 CSG and the R250 top-up). Find out more about the Child Support Grant and how to apply here.
3. Foster Child Support:
If you have a foster child, you will also be eligible to receive a grant. A foster child is someone who has been placed in your care by the court as a result of being orphaned, abandoned, abused, at risk, or neglected. The foster child support is R1 120 per month per child. Find out more about the Foster Child Grant and how to apply here.
4. Care Dependency Grant:
This grant is for individuals who are looking after children with severe disabilities that may require full-time and special care. This grant covers children from birth until they reach the legal age of 18 and equates to R2 080 per month per child. Find out more about the Care Dependency Grant and how to apply here.
5. Disability Grant:
This grant is available to individuals who have a mental and/or physical disability that inhibits them from working for longer than 6 months. Individuals are offered a temporary disability grant if their ailment lasts for a continuous period of 6-12 months and a permanent grant if it continues for more than a year. It is important to note that a permanent disability grant does NOT mean that you will receive the grant for your whole life, but rather, that it will continue for longer than 12 months. The maximum payout for a disability grant is R2 080 per month. Find out more about the Disability Grant and how to apply here
6. Pensioners Grant (Older Person’s Grant):
This grant is given to individuals who are older (60 years or plus) and can no longer work and earn a salary. People from ages 60 to 75 years old will receive R2 080 per month, whilst those older than 75 will receive R2 100 per month. Find out more about the Older Person’s Grant and how to apply here.
This Aid is given to individuals who are living on a social grant but cannot look after themselves. They will receive this additional grant to pay the person who takes full-time care of them, which equates to R500 per month. Find out more about the Grant-In-Aid and how to apply here.
8. War Veteran’s Grant:
If you are a formal soldier that fought in the Second World War (1939 to 1945) or the Korean War (1950 to 1953) and are unable to financially support yourself, you will receive this grant that equates to R2 100 per month. Find out more about the War Veteran’s Grant and how to apply here.
- The above payment amounts are the current amounts as of 1 April 2023 – amounts are subject to change in April and October every year.
- Candidates that are receiving an Older Persons/ Pensioners grant or Disability grant, will receive payment of all their grants linked to their account first, while other grant recipients will be paid 1 or 2 days later.
- Only qualifying beneficiaries will receive the relevant social payouts each month.