The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced the SASSA grants payment dates for April 2023. These grants are designed to assist vulnerable South Africans who are struggling to make ends meet. The grants are divided into different categories including the Older Person Grant, the Disability Grant, and the Child Support Grant.
SASSA Grants Payment Dates for April 2023
One of the most important aspects of the grant payment process is knowing when the funds will be available. This allows recipients to plan their budgets accordingly and make sure that they have the necessary funds to cover their expenses. For the month of April 2023, SASSA has announced the following payment dates:
- Monday, 3 April 2023: Older Person Grant
- Tuesday, 4 April 2023: Disability Grant
- Wednesday, 5 April 2023: Child Support Grant and all other Grants
It is important for beneficiaries to take note of these payment dates to ensure that they receive their grants on time.
The Older Person Grant is a grant for those who are 60 years and older and who do not receive any other form of social grant. The grant is paid to those who meet the criteria of means testing and who are South African citizens or permanent residents.
The Disability Grant is a grant for those who are permanently or temporarily disabled and who are unable to work due to their disability. The grant is paid to those who meet the criteria of means testing and who are South African citizens or permanent residents.
The Child Support Grant is a grant for those who are responsible for the care of a child under the age of 18. The grant is paid to those who meet the criteria of means testing and who are South African citizens or permanent residents.
In addition to these grants, SASSA also pays out other forms of grants such as the Foster Child Grant, the Care Dependency Grant, and the Grant-in-Aid.
SASSA Grants Increase 2023
Starting from 1st April 2023, several grants in South Africa will see an increase in their payment amount. The Old Age Grant for individuals below the age of 75 will increase from R1 990 to R2 080, while for those above 75 years of age, it will increase from R2 010 to R2 100.
The War Veterans Grant will also increase from R2 010 to R2 100. The Care Dependency Grant will increase from R1 990 to R2 080, and the Disability Grant will increase from R1 990 to R2 080.
The Foster Child Grant will increase from R1 070 to R1 120. The Child Support Grant will increase from R480 to R500, and the Top-up CSG will increase from R240 to R250.
Finally, the Grant-in-aid will increase from R480 to R500. All these grants will see another increase from 1st October 2023.
SASSA SRD R350 Grant Payment Dates for April 2023
When it comes to the special COVID-19 SRD R350 grant, payment dates are not set in stone. Those who receive this grant are advised to stay updated by checking the SASSA website or social media pages for any changes. It is also recommended to regularly check payment status, which will provide more information on which months are still pending.
SASSA offers different payment channels, such as ATMs, merchants, and PostBank offices. It is important for beneficiaries to choose the channel that suits them best, taking into consideration convenience and safety.
In addition to these payment dates, SASSA has also announced that applications for all social grants can be made at local SASSA offices. Applicants are required to provide proof of identity, income, and residency in order to qualify for a grant. SASSA also conducts regular reviews of grant recipients’ eligibility, and recipients are required to provide updated information as necessary.
Overall, social grants play an important role in supporting vulnerable individuals and families across South Africa. Knowing when these grants will be paid can help recipients plan their finances and ensure that they have the necessary funds to cover their expenses. With the payment dates for April 2023 now announced, grant recipients can make sure that they are prepared to receive their payments on time.