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The latest confirmations on June 2024 SASSA Social Relief of Distress grants. Image: SASSA

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June 2024 SASSA grant payments: A summary

June 2024 SASSA grant payments will be the first after the General Elections. We look for any factors that could potentially destabilise them.

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The latest confirmations on June 2024 SASSA Social Relief of Distress grants. Image: SASSA

Isn’t it crazy to think that June 2024 SASSA grant payments will be the first after the 29 May General Elections? As we all know, the South African Social Security Agency increased grants by 4.8% back in April. Likewise, the department is tightening its belt to eliminate irregular payments that are costing it millions each month.

To eradicate fraud and corruption, it has just introduced facial recognition in the SASSA referral process. As per its stricter asset- and means-test policing, this is to catch those fraudulently claiming others’ monthly R370 SRDs. Now you’ll no longer be able to hide in the shadows, says the agency.

JUNE 2024 SASSA GRANT PAYMENTS

June 2024 SASSA grant payments
What change will the 29 May General Election bring, if any, to SASSA social grants from June 2024 onwards? Image: File

With just Social Relief of Distress grants to go between 25 and 30 May 2024, our attention then moves to June 2024 SASSA grant payments. With roughly 4-million Older Persons, 13-million Childcare (across three grants) and 1-million Disability and War Veterans, social welfare payments account for 3.6% of the country’s GDP.

Even accounting for that fact, South Africa’s social grants are nowhere near enough to make ends meet for those who need them to survive. Consumer inflation for the year sits at roughly 6.2% and Eskom has hiked electricity by 12.8%. As a result, grant recipients are steadily getting poorer and worse equipped to survive in this cost-of-living crisis Mzansi finds itself in. That’s why a large majority of SASSA Child Support grant beneficiaries engage in informal work to support themselves.

PAYMENTS GOING FORWARD

June 2024 SASSA grant payments
The Democratic Alliance’s oversight visits to SASSA offices found only complaints and long waiting times. Image: File

Here’s what lies in wait for the rest of the year. However, this does not account for the Democratic Alliance coming to power after the 29 May elections and changes it might implement to social welfare …

GrantApril 2024 (complete)October 2024Total increase in 2024
Old Age (60 years)R2 180R2 190R100 (4.8%)
Old Age (75 years)R2 200R2 210R100 (4.7%)
Foster CareR1 180R50 (4.4%)
Child SupportR530R20 (3.9%)
DisabilityR2 180R2 190R100 (4.8%)
Care DependencyR2 180R2 190R100 (4.8%)

*Note that you do not need to reapply to receive these increased grants.

Take note of the remaining SASSA payment dates for the rest of 2024:

JUNE 2024

  • Older Persons Grants: Tuesday 4 June 2024.
  • Disability Grants: Wednesday 5 June 2024.
  • Children’s Grants: Thursday 6 June 2024.

JULY 2024

  • Older Persons Grants: Tuesday 2 July 2024.
  • Disability Grants: Wednesday 3 July 2024.
  • Children’s Grants: Thursday 4 July 2024.

AUGUST 2024

  • Older Persons Grants: Friday 2 August 2024.
  • Disability Grants: Monday 5 August 2024.
  • Children’s Grants: Tuesday 6 August 2024.

SEPTEMBER 2024

  • Older Persons Grants: Tuesday 3 September 2024.
  • Disability Grants: Wednesday 4 September 2024.
  • Children’s Grants: Thursday 5 September 2024.

OCTOBER 2024

  • Older Persons Grants: Wednesday 2 October 2024.
  • Disability Grants: Thursday 3 October 2024.
  • Children’s Grants: Friday 4 October 2024

NOVEMBER 2024

  • Older Persons Grants: Tuesday 5 November 2024.
  • Disability Grants: Wednesday 6 November 2024.
  • Children’s Grants: Thursday 7 November 2024.

DECEMBER 2024

  • Older Persons Grants: Tuesday 3 December 2024.
  • Disability Grants: Wednesday 4 December 2024.
  • Children’s Grants: Thursday 5 December 2024.

*The agency reminds beneficiaries that payments may take 2-3 days to reflect in your bank account.

SASSA QUERIES

June 2024 SASSA grant payments
Check out all the ways to contact SASSA below. Image: File

For any payment queries contact:

  • SASSA Toll-Free Call: 0800 60 10 11
  • SASSA Head Office: 012 400 2322
  • Email SASSA: grantsenquiries@sassa.gov.za
  • Or email: president@presidency.gov.za