Navigating South Africa’s social assistance landscape can be challenging. Knowing exactly when your SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) grants will be paid each month is essential for effective planning. This guide covers the key SASSA grant payment dates set for December 2023.
Whether you receive an Older Person’s Grant, Disability Grant, Child Support Grant or other welfare payment, use this resource to understand your December disbursement schedule. Accurately budgeting with this information will help ensure you have sufficient funds to cover costs this festive season.
- 1 SASSA Grant Payment Dates for December 2023
- 2 Older Person’s Grant Payment Date
- 3 Disability Grant Payment Date
- 4 Child Support and Other Grant Payment Dates
- 5 Weekend and Holiday Payment Date Changes
- 6 How Payment Dates Are Set
- 7 Confirming Your Precise December Dates
- 8 Avoiding Missed or Delayed Payments
SASSA Grant Payment Dates for December 2023
- Older Persons Grant – Friday, 1 December 2023
- Disability Grant – Monday, 4 December 2023
- Children’s Grant – Tuesday, 5 December 2023
Older Person’s Grant Payment Date
The Older Person’s Grant (OPG) is consistently paid on the 1st of each month.
So for December 2023, OPG recipients can expect their funds on Friday, 1 December. To be eligible, applicants must be over age 60.
The current monthly OPG amount is R2,090 for those 60-75 years old. Beneficiaries over 75 receive R2,110 as of Oct, 2023.
Any other SASSA grants linked to an OPG recipient’s account will also be paid on the 1st. For instance, a caregiver’s Child Support Grant deposited into their elderly parent’s account follows the OPG’s schedule.
Disability Grant Payment Date
The Disability Grant is disbursed on the 4th of each month.
In December 2023, Disability Grant recipients will be paid on Monday, 4 December. To qualify, applicants must submit medical assessments verifying inability to work due to disability.
The standard monthly amount for the Disability Grant is R2,090. As with the OPG, any other grants linked to the recipient’s account are simultaneously paid on the 4th.
Child Support and Other Grant Payment Dates
The remaining SASSA grants are all scheduled for the 5th of each month.
So in December 2023, these will be paid out on Tuesday, 5 December. This group covers:
- Child Support Grants
- Foster Child Grants
- Care Dependency Grants
- War Veteran’s Grants
Child Support and Foster Child Grants pay R510 monthly. The Care Dependency Grant amount is R2,090. War Veteran’s Grants range from R2,110 to R2,370 based on age.
Weekend and Holiday Payment Date Changes
If the scheduled payment date falls on a weekend or public holiday, funds are disbursed the preceding Friday.
For example, if the 5th were a Sunday, the Child Support Grant would be paid on Friday the 2nd instead. This applies to all grant types.
How Payment Dates Are Set
Every month, SASSA structures payment schedules by:
- Paying OPGs first
- Disbursing Disability Grants two days later
- Issuing remaining grants two days after that
This method prioritizes the elderly and disabled first. The calendar is then standardized unless impacted by weekends or holidays.
Confirming Your Precise December Dates
While this grant schedule remains fixed, you can verify exact dates for December 2023 via:
- The SASSA website
- Calling the SASSA helpline
- Visiting your local SASSA office
- SASSA social media announcements
This provides easy access to the latest payment calendar.
Avoiding Missed or Delayed Payments
To ensure your grants are paid on time:
- Confirm your SASSA account details are current
- Know your grant type and associated date
- Notify SASSA of any changes to your circumstances
- Follow up if your funds don’t arrive on schedule
Actively managing your profile minimizes issues receiving your crucial support.
With this overview of all SASSA grant payment dates for December 2023, you can accurately budget and prepare for your essential welfare funds. Just stay updated on any potential date changes due to holidays and weekends. Consistently informing SASSA of changes to your situation will help guarantee stable on-time delivery of your vital assistance.
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