SASSA Payment Dates, Confirmed Social Grant Release Dates for May 2024

As we’re approaching the end of April, here are the confirmed SASSA payment dates for May 2024.

If you rely on the SASSA social grants, it’s important to keep track and understand the planned payment schedules, to avoid any unplanned expenses and inconveniences.

Without wasting your time, here are the May social grant payment dates.

When You’ll Get Paid?

SASSA Payment dates vary each month due to weekends and other factors, so we’ve put together a full list of payment dates for 2024.

MonthOlder Persons GrantsDisability GrantsChildren’s Grants
MayFri, 3 May 2024Mon, 6 May 2024Tue, 7 May 2024
JuneTue, 4 June 2024Wed, 5 June 2024Thur, 6 June 2024
JulyTue, 2 July 2024Wed, 3 July 2024Thur, 4 July 2024
AugustFrid, 2 August 2024Mon, 5 August 2024Tue, 6 August 2024
SeptemberTue, 3 September 2024Wed, 4 September 2024Thur, 5 September 2024
OctoberWed, 2 October 2024Thur, 3 October 2024Fri, 4 October 2024
NovemberTue, 5 November 2024Wed, 6 November 2024Thur, 7 November 2024
DecemberTues, 3 December 2024Wed, 4 December 2024Thur, 5 December 2024

Types of SASSA Grants

You know this already, but SASSA grants are government-funded financial aid designed to assist the most vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals in South Africa.

These grants play a critical role in alleviating poverty, reducing inequality, and providing support to those in dire need.

Here are the main types of SASSA grants and their impact on society:

  1. Old Age Pension: Provides financial assistance to individuals who are 60 years or older. The elderly grant helps them maintain a basic standard of living, reducing poverty among the elderly.
  2. Disability Grant: Offers financial support to individuals who are temporarily or permanently unable to work due to a disability. The grant sssists disabled individuals to cover their living expenses, promoting better accessibility and inclusivity in society.
  3. Child Support Grant: Supports low-income families to provide for children up to the age of 18. The grant improves children’s health, nutrition, and access to education, contributing to the well-being and development of the next generation.
  4. Social Relief of Distress: Provides temporary provision of assistance intended for persons in such dire material need that they are unable to meet their or their families’ most basic needs. The SRD grant acts as a safety net for individuals facing extreme hardship due to unforeseen circumstances like a disaster or illness until they can regain their self-sufficiency.

These grants significantly contribute to social welfare in South Africa. They help stabilize households by ensuring basic needs are met, which in turn can contribute to broader social stability and economic participation.

By targeting various vulnerable groups, SASSA grants promote social inclusion and equity, essential elements for fostering a cohesive society.

How Much Each Grant Pays in 2024

Here’s a complete list of funds, each grant pays every month.

GrantApril 2024 Payment October 2024 Increase
Older Persons Grant R2,180R2,190
Older Persons Grant (Older Than 75) (including Additional Payment)R2,180+R20R2,190+R20
War Veterans (including Additional Payment) R2,180+R20R2,190+R20
Disability Grant R2,180R2,190
Care Dependency GrantR2,180R2,190
Foster Child Grant R1,180R1,180
Child Support Grant R530R530
Child Support Grant (Top-Up) R530 + R260R530 + R270
Grant In Aid R530R530

Contact Details for Enquiries

Please use the following contact information to get in touch with SASSA directly for any questions or urgent queries.

Phone Numbers012 400 2000, 012 400 2322
SASSA Toll-Free Number080 060 1011
WhatsApp082 046 8553

Alternatively, visit the SASSA official website to find out more and read the latest press releases.