SASSA Grant Increases for 2024

SASSA Grant Increases for 2024

In a landmark announcement during the Budget 2024 presentation, Minister Enoch Godongwana unveiled substantial enhancements to key social grants, ushering in a new era of increased financial support for vulnerable segments of the population. The old age grant, war veterans, care-dependent, and disability grants are poised to witness a significant boost of R100 throughout the year 2024.

This phased increment is set to commence with an immediate injection of R90, effective from April of the current year. The remaining R10 is earmarked for distribution, ensuring a comprehensive upliftment in financial support for beneficiaries, scheduled to take effect from October.

Recognizing the diverse needs of the population, Minister Godongwana underscored the importance of fortifying foster care grants. Consequently, these grants are slated for a noteworthy increase of R50, underscoring the government’s commitment to providing substantial support to caregivers and guardians.

Similarly, recipients of child support grants are in line for a positive adjustment, with a R20 increase designed to enhance the financial assistance provided to families. This strategic move aligns with the government’s broader objectives of promoting the welfare of children and ensuring a more inclusive and supportive social security framework.

In response to the challenges posed by inflation and rising living costs, a substantial allocation of R30 billion has been set aside for inflation-linked increases across various social grants. This proactive measure seeks to maintain the purchasing power of beneficiaries and mitigate the impact of economic fluctuations on vulnerable segments of the population.

The spotlight, however, remains on the transformative changes in the old age and disability grants. Commencing with a robust increase of R90 on April 1, 2023, recipients will experience a tangible improvement in their financial well-being. The subsequent addition of R10 on October 1, 2023, further solidifies the commitment to ensuring a dignified and secure life for older citizens and individuals with disabilities, resulting in a total increase to R2,090.

Simultaneously, the child support grant undergoes a positive adjustment, ascending from R480 to R510, with an impressive R30 increment on October 1, 2023. This move recognizes the pivotal role of child support in fostering a nurturing environment for the country’s future generations.

Equally noteworthy is the progression of the foster care grant, escalating from R1,070 to R1,130 during the same period. This boost reflects the government’s dedication to reinforcing the social safety net and uplifting vulnerable members of society.

GrantCurrentApril 2024October 2024IncreaseNo. of Beneficiaries
Old Age (60 years)R2 090R2 180R2 190R100 (4.8%)
Old Age (75 years)R2 110R2 200R2 210R100 (4.7%)3 999 326 (total)
Foster CareR1 130R1 180R50 (4.4%)222 317
Child SupportR510R530R20 (3.9%)13 067 314
DisabilityR2 090R2 180R2 190R100 (4.8%)1 065 838
Care DependencyR2 090R2 180R2 190R100 (4.8%)


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