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SASSA: April disability grants can be collected today

You can collect your SASSA disability grants for April today, and the great news is that the long-awaited increases will be reflected.

04-04-24 10:08
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SASSA biometric verification sounds great in theory. But there’s a massive issue in practice. Image: SASSA

The long-awaited increase for the social grants will be reflected in the April SASSA payments.

The great news is that you can collect your SASSA grants next week. Here are all the dates and more information on the increases.

SASSA PAYMENTS DATES FOR APRIL

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) released the payment schedule for the 2024/25 financial year.

SASSA reserves the first week of the month for elderly, child, and disability grant payments.

After that, it is Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant recipients, and all other grants are paid out.

HERE ARE THE APRIL SASSA SOCIAL GRANTS PAYMENT DATES

  • Older Persons or Pensioners Grants: Wednesday, 3 April 2024
  • Disability Grants: Thursday, 4 April 2024
  • Children’s and all other Grants: Friday, 5 April 2024

HERE IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE OFFICIAL SASSA GRANTS INCREASES FOR 2024

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana confirmed that the permanent SASSA grants will be INCREASED.

Godongwana delivered his 2024 Budget Speech to Parliament last month.

To keep pace with inflation and improve access, authorities increase permanent social grants:

  • An increase of R100 to the old age, war veterans, disability and care dependency grants. Authorities will divide this amount into R90 effective from April, and R10 effective from October.
  • A R50 increase to the foster care grant; and
  • A R20 increase to the child support grant.

WHAT IS THE LATEST INCREASE ON THE SRD GRANT?

Meanwhile, the government has increased the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant – popularly known as the R350 grant – to R370 from April this year.

Godongwana made the announcement in the National Assembly earlier this month.

In 2024/25, the government allocates R33.6 billion to the COVID‐19 Social Relief of Distress Grant, with provisional allocations for 2025/26 and 2026/27.

National Treasury anticipates that the number of grant beneficiaries, excluding those receiving the COVID‐19 SRD Grant, will increase from 18.8 million in 2023/24 to 19.7 million in 2026/27.

“We are sensitive to the increase in the cost of living for the nearly 19 million South Africans who rely on these grants to make ends meet. In this regard, we have done as much as the fiscal envelope allows,”- he said.

REMINDER OF WHO TO CONTACT FOR QUERIES:

  • For any further queries, please get in touch with SASSA directly:
  • Contact the SASSA Toll-Free Call centre on 0800 60 10 11
  • Contact the SASSA Head Office on 012 400 2322
  • Email SASSA Head Office at: Grantsenquiries@sassa.gov.za
  • Contact details of SASSA offices across the country: SASSA offices

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