How much Increase for the SASSA Grant

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As we transition from the festive season to the financially challenging period in January, there’s a beacon of hope for those relying on the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). 

The eagerly anticipated 2024 SASSA grant increases bring relief to many and address the economic struggles faced by vulnerable individuals and families.

SASSA Grant Increase: Budget Allocations and Medium-Term Plans

According to SASSA Grant website, in the 2023 budget speech held on February 22, 2023, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana shared some good news from the South African government. They’ve decided to give an extra R227 billion for important things over the medium term. A big part of this money will go to Social Development.

Out of this budget, R66 billion is going to help Social Development, and R36 billion of that is specifically for continuing the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) until March 31, 2024. The rest, which is R30 billion, will be used to make sure that the money people get from SASSA increases along with the cost of living. This is good for everyone who gets SASSA grant support.

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Detailed SASSA Grant Increases 2024

The Finance Minister’s announcement outlined specific increases for different SASSA grant categories:

  • Older Persons Grant (Old Age Pension)

Recipients aged 60 to 74 will receive an increased amount of R2090 from October 1, 2023 (a R10 increase from the previous R2080).

Those over 75 will see their grant rise to R2110 from October 1, 2023 (an increase of R10 from R2100).

  • Disability Grant

The Disability Grant will increase to R2090 on October 1, 2023 (a R10 increase from the previous R2080).

  • Care Dependency Grant

Care Dependency Grant recipients will receive R2090 on October 1, 2023 (a R10 increase from R2080).

  • War Veterans Grant

The War Veterans Grant sees an increase to R2110 on October 1, 2023 (a R10 increase from R2100).

  • Grant-In-Aid

Grant-In-Aid beneficiaries will receive R510 on October 1, 2023 (a R10 increase from R500).

  • Child Support Grant

Child Support Grant beneficiaries will receive R510 from October 1, 2023 (a R10 increase from R500).

  • Foster Child Grant

Foster Child Grant increases to R1130 on October 1, 2023 (a R10 increase from R1120).

  • Child Support Grant Top-up

The Child Support Grant Top-Up remains at R250 from October 1, 2023, with no increase.

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How Much Is SASSA Child Support Grant 2024?

The child support grant provided by SASSA in 2024 amounts to R510 per month for each eligible child. This means that if you qualify for the grant, you will receive R510 every month for the  child.

Are There Any Eligibility Criteria For The Child Support Grant?

Yes, there are eligibility criteria set by SASSA to qualify for the Child Support Grant. These criteria normally involve factors such as income levels and the number of dependents in the household.

How Often Is The Child Support Grant Paid?

The Child Support Grant is paid on a monthly basis by SASSA.

Can I Receive The Child Support Grant For More Than One Child?

Yes, if you meet the eligibility criteria for each child, you can receive the Child Support Grant for more than one child, with each child qualifying for the stipulated amount.


These increments not only ease immediate financial burdens but also show the government’s commitment to improving the well-being of vulnerable citizens.  As we welcome the SASSA grant increases in 2024, it’s a collective acknowledgment of progress towards a more inclusive and supportive social welfare system in South Africa.

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