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Good news. Despite plenty of uncertainty at government level, post-election SASSA grants will go ahead. Image: SASSA

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What are the five highest paying SASSA grants?

After the April 2024 increases, these are the highest paying SASSA grants disbursed by the South African Social Security Agency.

05-04-24 11:40
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Good news. Despite plenty of uncertainty at government level, post-election SASSA grants will go ahead. Image: SASSA

After this week’s April 2024 increases, these are now the highest paying SASSA grants disbursed by the South African Social Security Agency. Due to the rising cost of living by way of increased electricity tariffs, and fuel and food prices, the National Treasury decided to increase SASSA grants by 4.8%. At the end of April, the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant will enjoy a R20 increase for the first time since its inception during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HIGHEST PAYING SASSA GRANTS

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Are you eligible for one of the highest paying SASSA grants in Mzansi? Find out more here … Image: File

Nevertheless, these are your top five highest paying SASSA grants as of April 2024:

1. SASSA OLDER PERSONS (75 YEARS AND OLDER)

R2 200 in April 2024, rising to R2 210 in October 2024. Roughly 4-million unemployed old-age pensioners receive disbursements from the government.

2. SASSA OLDER PERSONS (60–74 YEARS OLD)

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Old-age pensioners are struggling to make ends meet even with the increased SASSA grants in April 2024. Image: File

R2 180 in April 2024, rising to R2 190 in October 2024. Sadly, even with the 4.8% increase, many complain they cannot afford to pay for chronic medication and put food on the table.

3. SASSA DISABILITY

R2 180 in April 2024, rising to R2 190 in October 2024. To secure a government disability grant, the applicant must be 18–59 years of age. And must submit a medical report confirming permanent, severe disability. They also cannot be cared for in a state-run institution.

4. SASSA CARE DEPENDENCY

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SASSA Care Dependency refers to anyone who needs permanent care but it under the age of 18. Image: File

R2 180 in April 2024, rising to R2 190 in October 2024. Like the disability grant above, this applies to anyone under the age of 18. Likewise, they need a medical report and cannot be cared for in an institution. SASSA

5. SASSA FOSTER CARE

R1 180 in April 2024. The foster care grant will not increase again in October 2024. Critical to the foster care grant is having a court order confirming your foster parent status for a child. You must meet with a social worker from the Department of Social Development (DSD).

*SASSA GRANT-IN-AID

In special circumstance for any of the above old-age, disability and care dependency grants, you may apply for additional SASSA Grant-in-Aid. This was not increased in April 2024, so remains at R510 per month. You must be unable to care for yourself and require full-time care at home (but not in a state institution).

PAY DATES FOR THE REST OF 2024

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Diarise the SASSA pay dates for the rest of 2024. Image: File

MAY 2024

  • Older Persons Grants: Friday 3 May 2024.
  • Disability Grants: Monday 6 May 2024.
  • Children’s Grants: Tuesday 7 May 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.

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