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Latest info from SASSA on old-age pension grants March 2024

The latest on old-age pension grants March 2024 from SASSA indicate that all payments will be paid without any glitches.

13-02-24 17:02
How do I apply for social grants?
Source: SASSA

Dispensed by the South African Social Security Agency, old-age pension grants for March 2024 will be paid next month on Tuesday the 5th. Following SASSA account glitches early in January, there have been no untoward issues in February reported.

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The EFF has said it will double the Older Persons Pension Grant if it comes to power in the national elections. However, until then, old-age pension grants in March 2024 remain unchanged from their last R10 increase back in October 2023. R2 090 for 60- to 74-years of age. And R2 110 for 75 years of age or older.


Make sure you comply with all the requirements for old-age pension grants in March 2024. Image: File

There is a list of requirements from the government for old-age pension grants in March 2024. If you or an elderly loved one thinks you qualify, you can check them below …

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  • Submit a verifiable identification document (ID).
  • You cannot receive any other social grant.
  • Only 60 years of age or older.
  • Cannot be in any state institution.
  • You must not have more than R1 227 600 worth of assets against your name.
  • If married, you must not have more than R2 455 200 in assets in your name.
  • Annually you cannot earn more than R86 280 if single.
  • If married, you cannot earn more than R172 560 annually.

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The means test is there to ensure SASSA grants are not taken advantage of. Image: File

Furthermore, to ensure people don’t take advantage of old-age pension grants, everyone must pass a means test. There is a certain threshold to qualify for old-age pension grants in March 2024. Documents are not available online and you must have a SASSA official in attendance at all times during your application. Find the best SASSA location for you with these contacts:

  • SASSA Toll-Free Call centre 0800 60 10 11.
  • SASSA Head Office 012 400 2322.
  • Email SASSA Head Office

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You must bring along the following documents to apply:

  • Verifiable/legal identification document.
  • Proof of your marital status, if applicable.
  • A discharge certificate from your last employer or Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) if you were employed.
  • Proof of dividends or income.
  • Proof of address.
  • Three-months bank statement.
  • Proof of all your assets and properties in your possession.

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If you are very sick or too old to make the trip to apply for old-age pension grants March 2024, you may send someone if they have a letter from you and your doctor.


Diarise the following dates for your old-age pension grants in 2024. Image: File
  • Tuesday 5 March 2024.
  • Wednesday 3 April 2024.
  • Friday 3 May 2024.
  • Monday 3 June 2024.
  • Tuesday 2 July 2024.
  • Friday 2 August 2024.
  • Tuesday 3 September 2024.

*SASSA reminds beneficiaries that old-age pension grants March 2024 may take 2-3 days to reflect in your bank account. Also note that dates from May 2024 are only extrapolations and still await official SASSA confirmation.

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