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Where to Now For July 2024 SASSA Grants?

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Where to Now For July 2024 SASSA Grants?

Where to Now For July 2024 SASSA Grants? It’s bizarre to think that July 2024 SASSA grants will be the first disbursed in the second half of 2024. Plus, with a government of national unity on the horizon after 29 May’s historic no-majority vote, there are arguably more questions than answers around the resolution of July 2024 SASSA grants.

As anyone on South African Social Security Agency welfare knows, SASSA grants increased by a below-inflation 4.8% back in April 2024. Likewise, most are set for another nominal increase in October 2024 by a further R10. However, we’d be remiss to simply assume those would go ahead as planned by the Department of Social Development. Because a new government may slash grants by then to save money. Similarly, it may increase some grants and lower others. Only time will tell.

July 2024 SASSA Grants Overview

Nevertheless, with this month’s R370 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grants still to go ahead from Tuesday 25 June to Sunday 30 June 2024, our attention now shifts to July 2024 SASSA grants. As Stats SA so expertly delineated just prior to the elections, out of 62 million citizens, here’s how July 2024 SASSA grants will be spread across recipients:

  • 4 million to Older Persons
  • 13 million for Childcare (across three grants)
  • 1 million Disability and War Veterans

Currently, social welfare accounts for 3.6% of the country’s GDP. Stats SA confirms that one out of every two households receives a social grant of some sort (including R370 SRD). Furthermore, many of these homes are effectively run by a female elder in the community, which has three or more generations living under their roof. Therefore, the old-age pension grant is actually feeding multiple mouths each month. Plus, Eskom’s 2024 electricity hike by 12.8% has left people even more out of pocket than usual.

Grant Amounts and Dates for 2024

Whether it be SASSA childcare or SASSA old-age pension, there are a couple of qualifying criteria to be eligible for July 2024 SASSA grants. You can click the links above to confirm these. Below are the current grant amounts and remaining payment dates for 2024. As mentioned, with the makeup of the government of national unity still to be resolved, we cannot say what the future holds for these in the medium to long-term.

Grant JULY 2024 OCT 2024 Total increase in 2024
Old Age (60 years) R2 180 R2 190 R100 (4.8%)
Old Age (75 years) R2 200 R2 210 R100 (4.7%)
Foster Care R1 180 R50 (4.4%)
Child Support R530 R20 (3.9%)
Disability R2 180 R2 190 R100 (4.8%)
Care Dependency R2 180 R2 190 R100 (4.8%)

Note that SASSA beneficiaries do not need to reapply to receive these increased grants.

Payment Dates for 2024

Month Grant Type Payment Date
July 2024 Older Persons Grants Tuesday, 2 July 2024
Disability Grants Wednesday, 3 July 2024
Children’s Grants Thursday, 4 July 2024
August 2024 Older Persons Grants Friday, 2 August 2024
Disability Grants Monday, 5 August 2024
Children’s Grants Tuesday, 6 August 2024
September 2024 Older Persons Grants Tuesday, 3 September 2024
Disability Grants Wednesday, 4 September 2024
Children’s Grants Thursday, 5 September 2024
October 2024 Older Persons Grants Wednesday, 2 October 2024
Disability Grants Thursday, 3 October 2024
Children’s Grants Friday, 4 October 2024
November 2024 Older Persons Grants Tuesday, 5 November 2024
Disability Grants Wednesday, 6 November 2024
Children’s Grants Thursday, 7 November 2024
December 2024 Older Persons Grants Tuesday, 3 December 2024
Disability Grants Wednesday, 4 December 2024
Children’s Grants Thursday, 5 December 2024

The agency reminds beneficiaries that payments may take 2-3 days to reflect in your bank account.

SASSA Queries

For applications and payment queries, contact SASSA directly:

Conclusion 

The future of July 2024 SASSA grants remains uncertain amid political changes. Beneficiaries should stay informed about potential adjustments and ensure timely access to their grants, while sharing their expectations and concerns with relevant authorities and communities.

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