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SASSA Grant Amounts for 2024

Millions of South Africans from vulnerable groups depend on the monthly social grants distributed by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). As we move into 2024, beneficiaries are eagerly awaiting details on how much financial support they can expect this year.

2024 SASSA Grant Amounts

The Department of Social Development has released the approved SASSA grant values for the first quarter of 2024 (January to March):

So far, these grant amounts remain the same as the last increase in October 2023. Typically, SASSA implements a small yearly increase to the grants in April. Unless further adjustments are announced, recipients can likely expect these same values for the next three months.

R370 SRD Grant from April 2024

One notable change is that the temporary COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant of R350 per month has been increased to R370 from April 2024 onwards. This grant provides vital income for over 7 million unemployed South Africans and will remain at R370 until expiring in 2025.

How to Collect Your SASSA Grants

SASSA beneficiaries can choose to receive their grants via direct deposit into a bank account or withdraw cash payments at major retailers like Pick n Pay, Boxer, Shoprite, Checkers and Usave stores.

To avoid long queues on payment days, SASSA advises grant recipients not to withdraw all their money on the first day it becomes available. The grants will remain claimable until the next payment cycle.

Stay Updated on Payment Dates

SASSA payment dates can vary depending on the grant type and region. Beneficiaries should check the published schedules on the SASSA website or contact the toll-free helpline to confirm their next payment date in advance. This allows for better budgeting and money management.

As millions of South Africans rely on this vital income from SASSA, the grant amounts for 2024 provide essential clarity. While the main grants remain unchanged for now, the increase to the SRD grant in April will offer additional relief. Recipients should watch for any other grant value adjustments announced later in the year.

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