Sassa Initiates Grant Payments for December 2023, Benefiting Over 18 Million Individuals

Grant Payments for December
Grant Payments for December

Grant Payments for December : The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has officially kicked off the distribution of grant payments for December 2023, with more than 18 million individuals anticipated to receive financial assistance over the next two weeks.

Lifesaving Assistance Monthly

Sassa remains a crucial player in providing essential financial support to numerous recipients every month. These grants act as a lifeline for the most vulnerable members of society, allowing them to procure vital goods and access fundamental services regularly. The significance of these grants is highlighted by their role in sustaining those who rely on them for their basic needs.

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Diverse Grants Catering to Various Needs

Sassa administers a diverse array of grants each month, tailored to meet the unique needs of the population. These include Older Persons Grants, Disability Grants, Child Support Grants, Foster Child Grants, War Veterans Grants, and Care Dependency Grants. The agency’s commitment to addressing diverse requirements underscores its dedication to inclusivity and social welfare.

Grant Payments for December

While Sassa typically aims to initiate grant payments on the second day of each month, exceptions may arise due to weekends or public holidays. For December 2023, payments will begin on the second day, except for recipients of children’s support grants, who will need to wait until the second week.

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Specific Grant Payment Dates

  • Older Persons Grant: Scheduled for 01 December 2023
  • Disability Grant: Set for 04 December 2023
  • Children’s Grants: Slated for 05 December 2023

Grant Amounts

Beneficiaries can expect the following amounts for different grant categories:

  • Older Persons Grant: R2,090
  • Older Persons (75 years and older): R2,110
  • Disability Grant: R2,090
  • War Veterans Grant: R2,110
  • Child Support Grant: R510
  • Child Support Grant (Top-up): R510 + R250
  • Care Dependency Grant: R2,090
  • Foster Care Grant: R1,130
  • Grant-In-Aid: R510
  • Social Relief of Distress Grant: R350

Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant Payment Dates

SRD grants for December 2023 will be disbursed between 24 December and 30 December 2023. Beneficiaries are advised to check their Sassa status on the SRD website during the payment week to determine the exact date of their grant payment. Typically, funds take 2-3 working days to reflect in accounts after processing.

Convenient Ways to Receive Grants

Permanent grant beneficiaries and SRD grant recipients have the option of direct deposit into their bank accounts, providing convenient access to their funds. Additionally, Sassa grants are available at selected retailers nationwide, including Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer stores, Usave stores, and Checkers, ensuring easy access for grant recipients. While mobile cash pay points are accessible, this method has limited flexibility and funds are available for only a few hours during specific payment cycles.

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