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SASSA Payment Dates For May 2024: Key Information You Need To Know

Through subsidies for children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and social aid, SASSA helps South Africans. The following dates will have payments made in May 2024: Grants for the Elderly on May 3, Grants for Disabilities on May 6, and Grants for Children on May 7.

SASSA Payment Dates For May 2024: Key Information You Need To Know

SASSA Payment Dates 2024

Based on the type of award, SASSA disburses social funds at different times of the month. The itinerary for 2024’s remaining months is as follows:

  • Old Age Pension: May 2nd
  • Disability Grants: May 3rd
  • August 2024: Payments commence between August 2nd and 6th (specific dates to be confirmed by SASSA)
  • September 2024: Payments commence between September 3rd and 5th (specific dates to be confirmed by SASSA)
  • October 2024: (Grant amounts may be subject to change in October) Payments commence between October 2nd and 4th (specific dates to be confirmed by SASSA)
  • November 2024: Payments commence between November 5th and 7th (specific dates to be confirmed by SASSA)

SASSA Status Check

To check your SASSA grant application status online in a few easy steps:

  • Go to the SASSA website
  • Once on the homepage, navigate down until you reach the “Application Status” area.
  • To access the application status enquiry page, click the “Click here to check online” link.
  • Verify the accuracy of the South African ID number you enter.
  • To continue, click the “Submit” button.
  • To the cell number you provided when submitting your application, SASSA will send an SMS containing a secure one-time PIN.
  • Put the received OTP in the appropriate field on the same page.
  • The website will show the progress of your SASSA grant application as soon as you enter the proper OTP. It will indicate if your application has been rejected, accepted, or is still pending.

SASSA Grant Payment 2024 Eligibility

To qualified individuals and families, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) provides a range of social grants. General qualifications for all significant SASSA award programs in 2024 are as follows:

  • Citizenship or Permanent Residency in South Africa: You must possess a valid ID document and be a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa.
  • Age Requirement: Depending on the type of award, there are different age restrictions (details below).
  • Income Means Test: Your entire household’s income must be less than a certain amount that SASSA has established.
  • Impairment Requirements (For Disability Grant): To be eligible for the Disability Grant, you must provide proof of your impairment and incapacity to work in the form of a medical evaluation report from a licensed medical practitioner.

Eligibility by Grant Type

Old Age Grant:

  • Age: 60 years or older (no other social grant or pension received)

Disability Grant Age: 18 – 59 years old

  • Severe disability that prevents employment
  • Medical assessment report required

Child Support Grant: Age of child: 0 – 17 years old

  • A child living in poverty with a caregiver
  • Caregiver income must fall below the means test threshold

Foster Child Grant: Legally fostering a child under 18 years old

  • The income means test applies

SASSA 2024 Grant Payment Amounts

In 2024, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will distribute a range of social grants, each with a distinct payment amount. Currently, the following significant SASSA grants have payout amounts:

Monthly Payment Amount for Grant Type (as of April 2024)

Ages 60-75: Old Age Grant R2,080; ages 75+: Old Age Grant R2,100

  • Disability Grant Up to R2,080 (amount subject to change based on specific conditions)

Grant for Child Support: R500 for each child (may rise to R550 in October 2024)

  • R1,000 is given to each foster child.
  • R1,850 Care Dependency Grant

As of April 2024, the amounts mentioned above are correct. In October 2024, grant levels for certain categories particularly the Child Support Grant may vary in response to official government pronouncements. There is a maximum payout amount for the Disability Grant, and the actual amount you receive will depend on your unique situation.

What should I do if I miss a SASSA Grant payment?

If an SASSA grant payment is missed, you can take the following action:

Check if there’s a Delay: By grant type, SASSA payments are occasionally distributed unevenly throughout the month. Processing problems can potentially cause delays.

Contact SASSA:

Inquire about the unpaid amount by getting in touch with SASSA if there isn’t a delay and your application status indicates approval. Here’s how to get in touch with them:

  • Phone: 0860 60 1160 is the national toll-free number for SASSA.
  • Email: For questions regarding SASSA funds other than SRD, send an email to [email protected].

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