2023 SASSA Social Grant Increases

SASSA announced an increase in all social grants during this year’s budget speech.

All the social grant has been increased by approximately 5% to offer more relief for many South Africans who benefit from the grant.

The SASSA grant increase in 2023 has been made in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and other factors that affect the cost of living in South Africa.

Please note there will be two increases in 2023, the first one is effective from April by R90 and a follow-up in October by R10.

Here’s a summary of the latest social grant increases beneficiaries will get.

April 2023 Grant Increase:

  • Pensioners or Old Age Grant: R2,100 (>75yrs) and R2,080 (<75yrs)
  • Disability Grant: R2,080
  • Child Support: R500
  • Foster Care Child Grant: R1,120
  • Care Dependency Grant: R2,080
  • War Veterans Grand: R2,100

October 2023 Grant Increase:

  • Pensioners or Old Age Grant: R2,110 (>75yrs) and R2,090 (<75yrs)
  • Disability Grant: R2,090
  • Child Support: R510
  • Foster Care Child Grant: R1,130
  • Care Dependency Grant: R2,090
  • War Veterans Grand: R2,110

Finance minister is also promising a number of increases in the coming few years.

When is SASSA Grant Paid?

Every year, SASSA gives beneficiaries a complete calendar of payment dates to help them plan for collection and withdrawal.

Check out the SASSA confirmed dates here.

Once your grant funds are available in your SASSA account, you can withdraw or spend it wisely however you want.

What About the R700 Grant Increase?

There was a post circulating on social media claiming SASSA will increase the SRD grant up to R700.

However, SASSA dismissed those claims and advised beneficiaries to be wary of such false claims to be coming from fraudsters.

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