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A Breakdown Of The Upcoming Sassa Grant Increases

A Breakdown Of The Upcoming Sassa Grant Increases

Every month, more than 18 million permanent grants are distributed to beneficiaries in South Africa. Several months from now, these grant beneficiaries will receive increased grant payments.

A Breakdown Of The Upcoming Sassa Grant Increases

Every month, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) distributes more than 18 million permanent grants. Sassa grants will increase in value from 1 April 2023.

Sassa distributes permanent grants such as Older Persons grants, War Veterans grants, Disability grants, Foster Child grants, Care Dependency grants, Child Support Grants, Top-up Child Support grants, and Grant in Aid grants.

Except for the Child Support Top-up grant, grant beneficiaries will receive more money in October 2023.

Here’s A Breakdown Of The Upcoming Sassa Grant Increases

Grant Type  Current amount received by beneficiaries Increase from 1 April 2023  Grant payment received by beneficiary from April 2023  Amount increase from 1 October 2023  Grant payment received by beneficiaries from 1 October 2023 
Old Age Grant (below 75 years old) R1,990 +R90 R2080 +R10 R2090
Old Age Grant (above 75 years old) R2,010 +R90 R2100 +10 R2110
War Veterans Grant R2,010 +R90 R2100 +10 R2110
Disability Grant R1,990 +R90 R2080 +R10 R2090
Foster Child Grant R1070 +R50 R1120 +R10 R1130
Care Dependency Grant R1,990 +R90 R2080 +R10 R2090
Child  Support Grant R480 +R20 R500 +R10 R510
Child Support Grant Top-Up R240 +R10 R250 0 R250
Grant in Aid R480 +R20 R500 +R10 R510

 

During February’s Budget Speech, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced these grant increases.

Godongwana Statement 

According to Godongwana, child support grants and old age grants received the majority of government spending. In the next three years, the state anticipates a growth in beneficiaries.

minister Statement 

According to the minister, social grant expenditures will increase from R233 billion in 2022/23 to R248.4 billion in 2025/26 due to an increase in beneficiaries and grants.

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