There are millions of South Africans who depend on social grants to purchase basic goods and services. The South African Social Security Agency distributes grant payments every month at the beginning of the month.
SASA is the South African Social Security Agency, a government agency that provides social security services and grants to eligible citizens. In 2005, SASSA was established to improve access to social security services and reduce poverty and inequality in the country. Grants and programs are provided to vulnerable groups such as the elderly and the disabled. SSSA ensures that these groups have access to a basic standard of living and support to overcome socioeconomic barriers.
There are approximately 29 million people in South Africa who receive some form of government grant, and 11 million of them receive the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant (R350 grant).
SRD grants are provided by the government to ensure that the most vulnerable in South Africa have access to basic necessities.
Payments for April 2023 will take place from 4 April to 6 April.
Since 2 April falls on a weekend, April 2023 grant payments will begin on Tuesday, 4 April 2023.
Grant payment dates for April 2023:
|Older Persons Grant
|Tuesday, 4 April 2023
|Wednesday, 5 April 2023
|Children’s Grants and all other grants
|Thursday, 6 April 2023
A Sassa grant beneficiary does not have to collect their grant on the day it is due. The grant money will remain in the beneficiary’s account until they decide to use it.
It is possible to collect grants using a variety of payment methods. Shoprite, Checkers, U-Save, Pick ‘n Pay, and Boxer are some retailers where grants can be collected.
Beneficiaries can receive the money through a bank account, SASSA card, CashSend, or a post office.
Support grants provided by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) include:
- Care dependency grant
- Child support grant
- Disability grant
- Foster child grant
- Older persons grant
- War veterans grant
Sassa offers grants for these purposes. You can apply for one on their website. Grants have different requirements, so make sure you meet the requirements for the grant you intend to apply for.
Appeals can also be submitted through Sassa if your grant application is rejected.
SASSA is integral to the development of South Africa’s economy and social development. Sassa helps to reduce poverty and inequality by providing financial assistance to vulnerable groups. Furthermore, the agency supports initiatives that promote social cohesion, inclusion, and empowerment, which are key drivers of sustainable development.