SASSA Increased Grants Payments

SASSA Increased Grants for 2024

To accommodate the growing number of SASSA beneficiaries this year, SASSA increased grants for 2024. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana confirmed in his briefing at the National Treasury Budget 2024 event that SASSA payments have been raised further this year, benefiting all recipients of social grant programs, including those for childrens, people with disabilities, and elderly seniors.

SASSA Increased Grants for 2024

SASSA has announced increased grant payments for 2024 to keep up with inflation. In July 2024, increased payments will be paid to social grant recipients, including the Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant), also known as the R370 grant, which has been extended to 2025 for continuous support.

In Cape Town, the expanded Budget 2024 review from the National Treasury explained that social grant expenditure will increase from R217.1 billion in 2024 to R259.3 billion in 2026 and 2027. During the Budget Speech, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana stated:

  • “We are sensitive to the increase in the cost of living for over 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,” Finance Minister said.
  • President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa also kept his promise from his recent SONA speech, that “SASSA social grants increases in 2024 with permamanent increase to SRD R350 Grant.”

These announcements have encouraged the South African government to make SASSA increased the amount of payments by R90 for the old age, war veterans, disability, and care dependency grants. This amount is effective from April 2024 and will increase by an additional R10 in October 2024. Other grants have also been adjusted, the foster care grant for foster children increased by R50, and the child support grant increased by R20.

You can check the detailed information on SASSA grant payment increments for financial year 2024 in the table below.

SASSA Grant Payment Increases for 2024

Grant TypePayment Amount
Older Persons Grant (Old Age Pension)
– Below 75 years old age personR2,180 per month April to October 2024
– Over 75 years old age personR2,200 per month April to October 2024
War Veterans GrantR2,200 per month April to October 2024
Disability GrantR2,180 per month April to October 2024
Care Dependency GrantR2,180 per month April to October 2024
Foster Child GrantR1,180 per month April to October 2024
Child Support GrantR530 per month April to October 2024
– With Top Up FundsR760 per month April to October 2024
Grant in AidR510 per month April to October 2024
Social Relief of Distress (SRD) GrantR370 for year 2024 (from R350) payment
Increased SASSA Grants Payments for 2024

The increase in SASSA grants is facilitated by the expanded budget of the National Treasury for 2024, projected to rise from R217.1 billion to R259.3 billion by 2026, as reported by the Finance Minister. This budget expansion underscores the growing need for financial assistance, with the number of SASSA beneficiaries expected to rise significantly.

  • Important Notice: SASSA plans to increase social grant payments twice in the year 2024, once in April and once in October. The first increment occurred in April, with varying amounts for each grant type. You can anticipate a further increase in October 2024.

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