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One out of every two households in South Africa receive SASSA grants in 2024. Image: SASSA

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SASSA social grant increases for 2024

Social grants include the SRD Grant, the Disability Grant, the Older Persons Grant, and the War Veterans’ Grant. Other grants, like the Child Support Grant, can also help South Africans who need it.

18-04-24 10:39
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One out of every two households in South Africa receive SASSA grants in 2024. Image: SASSA

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) administrates all South Africa’s social grant payments. Social grants include the SRD Grant, the Disability Grant, the Older Persons (Pensioners) Grant, and the War Veterans’ Grant. Other grants, like the Child Support Grant, can also help South Africans who need it.

Social grant amounts are increasing this year.

How much will social grants be for 2024?

Here’s what you should know about SASSA grant increases.

SASSA: SOCIAL GRANT INCREASES FOR 2024

The South African Social Security Agency have announced its social grant increases for the year.

Changes take effect on 1 April, 2024.

Here are the new amounts for every social grant.

SASSA OLDER PERSONS GRANT

The SASSA Older Persons Grant is also called the Pensioners Grant. It provides retirement age South Africans with support.

According to their payout details, this social grant’s new amount is: R2180 + R20.

SASSA WAR VETERANS GRANT

The War Veterans Grant is for South Africans who served in armed forces. It’s one of the lesser common South African social grants.

Its new amount is listed as: R2180 + R20.

SASSA: DISABILITY GRANT

The SASSA Disability Grant is for disabled South Africans.

Anyone can apply for a Disability Grant pending a Means Test. A medical assessment is also done to see if you qualify.

Disability Grants are now R2, 180.

SASSA: CARE DEPENDENCY GRANT

The Care Dependency grant is for specific conditions and households.

SASSA lists this grant as R2, 180.

SASSA: FOSTER CHILD GRANT

The SASSA Foster Child Grant is for foster children.

Guardians and parents must apply for this social grant.

Information lists this grant as: R1, 180.

CHILD SUPPORT GRANT & TOP-UP

The Child Support Grant increases to: R530.

Child Support Top-Up Grants are now: R530 + R260.

GRANT IN-AID GRANT

The In-Aid Grant has increased to: R530.

This grant is for carers and guardians who need additional or extra assistance.

CONTACT THE SOCIAL GRANT AGENCY HERE

Do you have any important social grant questions?

Would you like to apply for a social grant?

Contact the grant agency at GrantsEnquiries@sassa.gov.za. You can also give them a call at +27 80 060 1011.

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