Dates for SASSA Payment in 2023 The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is in charge of giving grants and allowances to disadvantaged people in the country who need financial support.
SASSA beneficiaries can acquire their SASSA payments from supermarkets including Pick n Pay, Boxer, USave merchants, Checkers, and Shoprite, and they can get them via their SASSA card, CashSend, or by having the money sent straight into their bank account.
If you are a SASSA beneficiary or know someone who is, you may be wondering when you will receive your award payments. The SASSA payment plan for January, February, and March 2023 is as follows:
Older Persons/ Pensioners Grant: Tuesday, 3 January 2023
Disability Grant: Wednesday, 4 January 2023
All other Grants: Thursday, 5 January 2023
Older Persons/ Pensioners Grant: Thursday, 2 February 2023
Disability Grant: Friday, 3 February 2023
All other Grants: Monday, 6 February 2023
Older Persons/ Pensioners Grant: Thursday, 2 March 2023
Disability Grant: Friday, 3 March 2023
All other Grants: Monday, 6 March 2023
SASSA grant categories and quantities
1. SRD Grant: The SRD (Social Relief Distress Grant) is intended for South African citizens, asylum seekers, refugees, and special permit holders aged 18 to 60. To be eligible for this grant, these persons must not have the necessary resources or receive any social grants, are not contributing/eligible for UIF payment, and receive no financial help from any other source. This grant is worth R350 each month. Learn more about the SRD Grant and how to apply here.
2. Child Support Grant: If you are in financial hardship, you may be eligible for a grant to assist you raise your child. You must be the child’s major caregiver (parent, grandparent, or child above the age of 16 leading the family) and pass the means test. You will receive R450 per month for each child. If you are the primary caretaker for an orphaned child, you will earn R720 per month for each child. Learn more about the Child Support Grant and how to apply here.
3. Foster Kid Support: If you have a foster child, you will also be eligible for a grant. A foster child is someone who has been placed in your care by the court as a result of being orphaned, abandoned, abused, at risk, or neglected. Foster child support is R 1 070 per month per child. Learn more about the Foster Child Grant and how to apply here.
4. Care Dependency Grant: This grant is for individuals who are responsible for children with severe disabilities who may require full-time and special care. This award covers children from birth until they reach the legal age of 18 and amounts to R1 990 per month per child. Learn more about the Care Dependency Grant and how to apply here.
5. Handicap Grant: This grant is accessible to people who have a mental or physical disability that prevents them from working for more than six months. Individuals are granted a temporary disability grant if their illness lasts for 6-12 months and a permanent grant if it lasts longer than a year. It is crucial to clarify that a permanent disability grant DOES NOT imply that you will get the grant for the rest of your life, but rather that it will last longer than 12 months. The maximum monthly disability grant payment is R1 990. Learn more about the Disability Grant and how to apply here.
6. Pensioners Grant (Older Person’s Grant): This grant is given to people who are 60 or older who can no longer work and earn a living. People between the ages of 60 and 75 will receive R1 990 per month, while those beyond 75 would earn R2 010 per month. Learn more about the Older Person’s Grant and how to apply here.
7. Grant-in-Aid: This aid is given to people who are on a social grant but are unable to care for themselves. They will receive this additional grant to pay the person who provides full-time care for them, which amounts to R450 per month. Learn more about the Grant-In-Aid and how to apply here.
8. War Veteran’s Grant: If you are a formal soldier who fought in the Second World War (1939 to 1945) or the Korean War (1950 to 1953) and are unable to financially support yourself, you will be eligible for this grant, which is worth R2 010 each month. Learn more about the War Veteran’s Grant and how to apply here.