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Good news: SASSA grants INCREASE next month for pensioners

As of Sunday 1 October 2023, SASSA grants increase for pensioners. Here’s by how much and how you can claim …

28-09-23 13:00
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The social security agency has made a decision on expiring SASSA cards for 2024. Photo: SASSA

As of Sunday 1 October 2023SASSA grants increase for old-age pensioners. It may not be by a lot, but every Rand and cent counts for the elderly in South Africa. The SASSA grants increase takes the amount to R2 090 for anyone between the ages of 60- and 74-years old. And R2 110 per month goes to anyone over 75-years of age. That’s an increase of R10 per grant.

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The SASSA grants increase is for old-age pensioners. This means 60-year-old citizens, permanent residents and refuges, who have no source of financial income. Only if you reside permanently in South Africa do pensioners qualify for assistance.


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The SASSA grants increase takes effect from 1 October 2023. Picture: File.

Follow the link HERE to check all the requirements below and how to apply for a SASSA old-age pension grant. The processing of an application can take up to 3 months. If and when your SASSA grant is accepted, however, you receive back-dated funds from the time you applied. If your SASSA grant is turned down, you can appeal the ruling within 90 days.

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Your SASSA grants increase will be suspended if:

  • The applicant passes away.
  • You are taken into a state institution funded by government (this includes a prison, rehabilitation center, etc).
  • Your circumstances change for the better.
  • You misrepresent yourself and your access to means and commit fraud.
  • Any mistakes occurred at the time of grant approval.
  • You fail to comply in any way during the review of your grant.
  • If you leave South Africa for 90 days or more.


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SASSA grants increases coming pensioner’s way from October 2023. Picture: File.

SASSA must review your living situation regularly to ensure your circumstances have remained constant since you applied for the grant. SASSA grants increase reviews are predated by a written notification detailing the date and venue of when the review will take place.

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SASSA grants increase for pensioners can be received in the following ways:

  • Through institutions such as an old-age home.
  • Cash at pre-selected pay points on predetermined days.
  • Electronic deposit to Post Bank or any other bank. Normal banking fees apply.
  • You may assign someone power of attorney to collect your SASSA grants increase for you.


Countrywide toll-free line: 0800 601 011
SASSA Western Cape: 021 469 0200