For the past 16 years, Sassa has been administering social grants to millions of individuals that need financial assistance on a monthly basis. The government agency has released its payment schedule for upcoming months.
Almost 50% of the country’s population benefits from social grants on a monthly basis. The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has been administering social grant payments (for permanent grants) in the first week of the month.
The national government agency has released the following social grants payment schedule for the first quarter of 2023:
- OLDER PERSONS GRANT: 03/01/2023
- DISABILITY GRANTS: 04/01/2023
- CHILDREN’S GRANTS: 05/01/2023
- OLDER PERSONS GRANT: 02/02/2023
- DISABILITY GRANTS: 03/02/2023
- CHILDREN’S GRANTS: 06/02/2023
- OLDER PERSONS GRANT: 02/03/2023
- DISABILITY GRANTS: 03/03/2023
- CHILDREN’S GRANTS: 06/03/2023
According to Sassa, there is no set payment date for the Sassa Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) grant because it is a temporary grant.
Instead, SRD grant recipients will be notified of their grant payment dates via text message and they also have an option of checking when they can collect their monies on the official SRD grant website.
Sassa has urged recipients of the SRD grant to be patient should they not see their payment dates on the website, as this means that the payment has not yet been processed but it will soon be processed.
There are selected outlets that will provide social grant recipients with Sassa grant payment schedules and also updated information should anything change regarding grants.