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SASSA Grants Receive Official Increment October 2023 Payment Details



SASSA Grants Receive Official Increment October 2023 Payment Details

 SASSA Grants Receive Official Increment October 2023 Payment Details. Millions of vulnerable South Africans depend on social grants to meet their basic needs. In a welcome move, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has increased the value of these grants, benefiting over 18 million recipients. Here’s a breakdown of the changes effective October 2023.

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Which Sassa Grants Are Seeing an Increase?

Sassa has announced an increase in the majority of its grants. However, the R350 grant and the Child Support Grant Top-Up will remain unchanged this month.

Permanent Grants

 Sassa’s permanent grants, including Older Person Grants, Disability Grants, Child Support Grants, Foster Child Grants, War Veterans Grants, and Care Dependency Grants, will see an increment of R10.

  • The Old Age Grant, Care Dependency Grant, and Disability Grant will rise to R2090.
  • The War Veterans Grant will increase to R2110.
  • The Foster Child Grant will be adjusted to R1130.
  • The Child Support Grant and the Grant-in-Aid will remain at R510.
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Background on Grant Increases

 These grant increases were initially announced by the Finance Minister during the Budget Speech in February. As the number of grant beneficiaries continues to rise, and with adjustments to grant values, government spending on grants is set to grow from R233 billion to R248.4 billion.

Status of the R350 Grant Increase

 Unfortunately, the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, commonly known as the R350 grant, will not see an increase in October 2023. The Department of Social Development’s request for an increase was not approved due to fiscal constraints.

Both the Social Development Minister and the Deputy Director-General at the department have expressed their desire for an increase, but there has been no official confirmation, and the grant remains at R350 per month.

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Sassa Grant Payment Schedule for October 2023

 Sassa grant payments for October 2023 will begin on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, starting with Older Persons’ Grants. Here is the payment schedule:

  • Older Persons Grant: October 3, 2023
  • Disability Grant: October 4, 2023
  • Children’s Grants: October 5, 2023
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R350 Grant Payment Dates for October 2023

 After an uncertain payment schedule in 2022 and 2023, R350 grant recipients can now expect regular payments towards the end of each month. Payments for October will commence on October 25, 2023, and the final payments will be made on October 31, 2023. It’s important to note that it may take 2-3 working days for funds to appear in beneficiaries’ bank accounts after processing.

Payment Processing and Verification

 Sassa conducts various verification checks to ensure grant applicants meet the qualifying criteria before processing payments. Grant recipients for the October 2023 SRD grant can expect payments from October 25, 2023, to October 31, 2023, with funds typically reflecting in their bank accounts within 2-3 working days.

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Where to Collect Your October 2023 Sassa Grant

 Beneficiaries have several options for collecting their grants, including ATMs, retail stores, Post Office branches, and mobile cash pay points. For further information on Sassa grants, including the R350 grant, please refer to our dedicated Sassa section.

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