SASSA Payment Date for February 2024 for Old Persons, Disability, Child Support and SRD

The South African Social Security Agency has announced the payment dates for the Old Persons, Disability, Child Support and Social Relief of Distress grant in February 2024. Scroll down to check the payment dates.

SASSA Payment Date for February 2024

Most SASSA grants are paid at the beginning of each month. This means payments typically start around the 1st and are completed within the first week. However, specific grant types may have different payment schedules.

Grant TypePayment DatesAmount (February 2024)
Older Persons Grant02nd February 2024R1987
Disability Grant05th February 2024R2080
Child Support Grant06th February 2024R480
SRD Grant23rd – 29th February 2024R350

SASSA Payment Eligibility 2024

The requirements for qualifying for SASSA grants differ based on the particular program that interests you. However, here’s a general overview:

General Eligibility:

  • Be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or refugee with a valid ID document.
  • Meet the specific income threshold for the grant you’re applying for. Income is assessed through a means test, and the limits vary depending on the grant and your marital status.
  • Not be receiving another SASSA social grant (except for the Foster Child Grant in some cases).
  • Not be residing in a state institution (prison, elderly home, etc.).

Specific Grant Eligibility:

  • Older Persons Grant: Be 60 years old or older and not receiving another pension.
  • Disability Grant: Have a permanent disability that limits your ability to work.
  • Child Support Grant: Care for a child under 18 years old and meet the income threshold.
  • Foster Child Grant: Care for a foster child placed with you by a social worker.
  • Care Dependency Grant: Care for someone who is unable to care for themselves due to illness or disability.
  • War Veterans Grant: Be a South African war veteran and meet the specific criteria based on your rank and service.
  • R350 SRD Grant: This grant is currently closed for new applications, but eligibility was based on unemployment,not receiving other social grants, and meeting the means test.

How to apply for SASSA Grant?

General Online Application Steps:

  • Identify your desired grant: Visit the SASSA website (https://www.gov.za/about-government/contact-directory/soe/south-african-social-security-agency-SASSA) and explore the “Grants” section to find the grant that best suits your needs. 
  • Check your eligibility: Carefully review the eligibility requirements for your chosen grant. Ensure you meet all the criteria before proceeding with the application. 
  • Gather required documents: Each grant application may require specific documentation as proof of identity, income, residency, etc. Refer to the individual grant page for a complete list of required documents.
  • Create a SASSA account: If you haven’t already, create a secure account on the SASSA website. This is necessary for online applications and grant status tracking.
  • Start the online application: Navigate to the “Apply Online” section for your chosen grant and begin the application process. Carefully fill out all sections with accurate information and upload any required documents.
  • Submit your application: Once you’ve completed all sections and uploaded documents, review your application thoroughly and submit it electronically.

SASSA Payment Date

How to check the status for SASSA Grant 2024?

Checking your SASSA Grant Status Online (2024):

SASSA Website:

  • Visit the official SASSA website: https://www.gov.za/about-government/contact-directory/soe/south-african-social-security-agency-SASSA
  • Select the “Grants” tab and then choose the specific grant you applied for.
  • Click on “Track Your Application Status”.
  • Enter your ID number and cell phone number used during application.
  • Click “Submit”.
  • This will display your current application status, including whether it’s pending, approved, or declined.

What if your SASSA Grant is delayed?

A delayed SASSA grant can be stressful, especially if you rely on it for essential needs. Here’s what you can do if your SASSA grant is delayed:

Check the payment dates:

  • First, confirm the expected payment date for your specific grant. You can find this information on the SASSA website or by calling their toll-free number (0800 601 011).
  • Double-check if any announced delays are affecting your grant type or payment method. 
  • SASSA occasionally faces technical issues or backlogs that can cause delays, and they usually communicate these publicly.

Contact SASSA:

  • If the delay persists, contact SASSA directly. You can do this through various channels:
    • Toll-free number: 0800 601 011
    • Local SASSA office: Locate your nearest office on the SASSA website and visit them in person.
    • SASSA website: Submit an inquiry online through the website’s contact form.
    • Social media: Reach out to SASSA on their Facebook or Twitter pages, but remember this might not be the quickest way to get help.

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