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Sassa Grant Payment Dates For 2024

Sassa plays a crucial role in providing ongoing financial support to vulnerable citizens in South Africa through various permanent grant payments. Recipients need to be familiar with their Sassa grant payment schedule to effectively plan their finances. The South African Social Security AgencySassa Grant Payment Dates For 2024 (Sassa) has released the payment dates for social grant beneficiaries in 2024, allowing them to anticipate the arrival of their funds each month.

Permanent grants, excluding the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, are distributed at the beginning of each month by Sassa. The payment dates for 2024, as revealed by Sassa, are as follows:

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January 2024:

  • Older Persons Grant: January 3, 2024
  • Disability Grants: January 4, 2024
  • Children’s Grants: January 5, 2024
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February 2024:

  • Older Persons Grant: February 2, 2024
  • Disability Grants: February 5, 2024
  • Children’s Grants: February 6, 2024

March 2024:

  • Older Persons Grant: March 5, 2024
  • Disability Grants: March 6, 2024
  • Children’s Grants: March 7, 2024

It’s important to highlight that Sassa’s grant payment department does not process payments on public holidays or weekends. If the second day of the month falls on a weekend or public holiday, the grant will be disbursed on the next weekday according to the established payment schedule.

For recipients in need of financial assistance, Sassa grants can be collected at various payment points, including ATMs and retail stores such as Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite, and Boxer.

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Payment Dates for SRD Grants in 2024

The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, initiated during the COVID-19 pandemic to aid those unemployed without alternative income sources, has seen several extensions and is set to conclude in 2025. Administered by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), the grant provides beneficiaries with R350 per month. Sassa has recently disclosed the SRD grant payment dates for 2024:

  • January 2024: Payments are scheduled from January 25 to January 31, 2024.
  • February 2024: Payments are scheduled from February 23 to February 29, 2024.
  • March 2024: Payments are scheduled from March 25 to March 29, 2024.

During the designated payment week, Sassa advises beneficiaries to check their SRD status on the official website for the exact date of their grant deposit. The agency also notes that funds typically appear in bank accounts 2-3 working days after processing.

It’s essential to be aware that SRD grant payments are not made on public holidays or weekends. The grants are disbursed during the last week of the month, and if this period falls on a weekend or public holiday, the payment will be made on the next weekday, following the provided schedule.

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Payments are made after Sassa completes various verification checks to ensure deserving individuals receive the SRD grants. Beneficiaries can choose to receive their grants directly into their bank accounts for immediate access. Alternatively, those without personal bank accounts can collect their R350 grant payments at retailers such as Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite, and Boxer.

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