In South Africa, over 18 million citizens rely on social grants from SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) to cover basic living expenses. Knowing your exact payment dates is crucial for budgeting and meeting needs. This guide covers all the key SASSA grant payment dates set for October 2023.
Whether you receive the Older Person’s Grant, Disability Grant, Child Support Grant or other welfare benefits, use this resource to understand when your funds will be disbursed next month.
Older Person’s Grant Payment Date
The Older Person’s Grant (OPG) is paid out on the 3rd of each month.
So in October 2023, recipients of the OPG can expect their monthly payment on Tuesday, 3 October. Applicants must be over age 60 to qualify for this grant.
The OPG amount for 2023/24 is R2,010 per month for beneficiaries 60-75 years old. Those over 75 receive R2,160 per month.
Any other grants linked to an OPG recipient’s account will also be paid out on the 3rd. For example, if a caregiver’s Child Support Grant is deposited into their elderly parent’s account, it follows the OPG payment schedule.
Disability Grant Date
The Disability Grant is disbursed on the 4th of each month.
Therefore, those receiving the Disability Grant will have October 2023 funds deposited on Wednesday, 4 October.
To qualify for this grant, applicants must submit a medical assessment proving inability to work due to physical or mental disability.
The monthly Disability Grant amount is set at R2,010 for 2023/24. As with the OPG, any other grants linked to a disability recipient’s account are paid simultaneously.
Child Support, Foster Child, and Other Grant Dates
The remaining SASSA grants are all paid on the 5th of each month.
This payment schedule applies to:
- Child Support Grants
- Foster Child Grants
- Care Dependency Grants
- War Veteran’s Grants
In October 2023, beneficiaries can expect these funds on Thursday, 5 October.
The Child Support Grant and Foster Child Grant amounts are both R510 per month in 2023/24. The Care Dependency Grant is R2,010. War Veteran’s Grants range from R2,010 to R2,370 based on age.
What If The Date Falls on a Weekend?
If the scheduled payment date lands on a Saturday or Sunday, funds will instead be disbursed on the preceding Friday.
For example, if the 4th were to fall on a Sunday, Disability Grants would be paid on Friday the 3rd instead. This applies to all SASSA grant types.
How Payment Dates Are Determined
SASSA sets grant payment dates by:
- Paying the OPG first each month.
- Following with Disability Grants the next day.
- Disbursing remaining grants two days after OPGs.
So payment schedules are structured to first serve the elderly and disabled, then other beneficiaries.
The only deviations are when dates fall on weekends. Otherwise, this standardized calendar is followed monthly.
Where to Check Payment Dates
While the payment schedule is fixed every month, you can always confirm precise dates for the upcoming month through:
- The official SASSA website
- Calling the SASSA helpline
- Visiting your local SASSA office
- News announcements and social media posts by SASSA
This provides easy access to the latest payment calendars.
Avoiding Late or Missed Payments
To prevent issues receiving your grants on time:
- Ensure SASSA has your latest phone number and address.
- Review account details to confirm all information is current.
- Know your grant type and associated payment date.
- Notify SASSA immediately if your circumstances change.
- Call the helpline if funds are late or missing.
Staying up-to-date and informed is key for successful, timely disbursement of your essential social assistance.
With this overview of all key SASSA grant payment dates for October 2023, you can now budget and prepare for when your crucial welfare funds will be available. Just be sure to proactively notify SASSA regarding any changes to your account details or eligibility factors.
Hello, I’m Dumisani Joubert, a passionate writer and advocate based in South Africa. With a deep commitment to providing accessible information, my website serves as a reliable resource for all things related to SASSA grants, offering valuable insights and guidance to empower individuals and communities.