SASSA Payment Dates for 2023/2024

Millions of South Africans rely on social grants from the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) as a vital source of income support. Having your specific SASSA grant payment dates for 2023-2024 is essential for effective financial planning and ensuring you can cover monthly living costs.

In this guide we will cover the payment schedules for all major SASSA grants over the next year, including:

  • Older Person’s Grant
  • Disability Grant
  • Child Support Grant
  • Foster Child Grant
  • Care Dependency Grant
  • War Veteran’s Grant

Find your specific grant payment dates below and get the full calendar through January 2024!

September 2023 SASSA Payment Dates

According to SASSA, the September 2023 payment dates are:

  • The Older Persons Grant (and any linked grants) will be paid on 5 September 2023 (Tuesday).
  • The Disability Grant (and any linked grants) will be paid on 6 September 2023 (Wednesday).
  • All other grants – Child Support GrantFoster Child GrantCare Dependency GrantWar Veterans Grant – will be paid on 7 September 2023 (Thursday).

The new Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant will be paid between 22-29 September 2023. Recipients must check their status to get their exact date. Funds take 2-3 days to reflect after being processed.

Payment Issues in September 2023?

If you have not received your September 2023 SASSA grant payment as expected, you should:

  • Call the SASSA helpline to report the issue
  • Visit your local SASSA office for assistance
  • Check the SASSA website for announcements about known payment issues and solutions
  • Confirm your grant type and the scheduled September payment date
  • Ensure SASSA has your latest phone number and address
  • Be patient as high call volumes may delay helpline response times

SASSA aims to resolve all reported grant payment issues as quickly as possible. Persist in following up if your September funds are still outstanding.

October 2023 SASSA Payment Calendar

SASSA has announced the October 2023 grant payment dates will be:

  • The Older Persons Grant (and linked grants) will be paid on 3 October 2023 (Tuesday).
  • The Disability Grant (and linked grants) will be paid on 4 October 2023 (Wednesday).
  • All other grants will be paid on 5 October 2023 (Thursday).

Note that SASSA grant amounts will increase starting 1 October 2023. Make sure you are receiving the updated higher monthly payments.

November 2023 SASSA Payment Schedule

According to SASSA, the November 2023 payment dates are:

  • The Older Persons Grant (and any linked grants) will be paid on 2 November 2023 (Thursday).
  • The Disability Grant (and linked grants) will be paid on 3 November 2023 (Friday).
  • All other grants will be paid on 6 November 2023 (Monday).

As usual, if the payment date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or public holiday Monday, funds will be disbursed the preceding Friday instead.

December 2023 SASSA Payment Dates

The December 2023 SASSA grant payment schedule is:

  • The Older Persons Grant (and any linked grants) will be paid on 1 December 2023 (Friday).
  • The Disability Grant (and linked grants) will be paid on 4 December 2023 (Monday).
  • All other grants will be paid on 5 December 2023 (Tuesday).

Take note of any shifts in dates due to public holidays over the December festive season.

January 2024 SASSA Payment Calendar

According to SASSA, the January 2024 payment dates are:

  • The Older Persons Grant (and any linked grants) will be paid on 3 January 2024 (Wednesday).
  • The Disability Grant (and linked grants) will be paid on 4 January 2024 (Thursday).
  • All other grants will be paid on 5 January 2024 (Friday).

If any date falls on a weekend, funds will be paid the preceding Friday instead, as usual.

February 2024 SASSA Payment Schedule

The scheduled February 2024 payment dates are:

  • The Older Persons Grant (and any linked grants) will be paid on 2 February 2024 (Friday).
  • The Disability Grant (and linked grants) will be paid on 5 February 2024 (Monday).
  • All other grants will be paid on 6 February 2024 (Tuesday).

Take note of any public holiday Mondays that could shift payment days.

March 2024 SASSA Payment Dates

The payment dates set by SASSA for March 2024 are:

  • The Older Persons Grant (and any linked grants) will be paid on 5 March 2024 (Tuesday).
  • The Disability Grant (and linked grants) will be paid on 6 March 2024 (Wednesday).
  • All other grants will be paid on 7 March 2024 (Thursday).

As always, SASSA may adjust dates to avoid weekends and public holidays.

When Will Linked Grant Funds Arrive?

If you receive additional SASSA grant funds paid into the account of a parent, spouse, etc., those payments will follow the schedule of the primary recipient’s grant type.

For example:

  • A caregiver’s Child Support Grant paid into their grandmother’s Older Person’s Grant account will be paid on the Older Person’s Grant date.
  • A wife’s Disability Grant linked to her husband’s bank account will arrive on the Disability Grant date.

The primary account holder’s payment schedule determines when any linked grants will be disbursed.

Weekend and Public Holiday Payment Changes

If the standard payment date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or public holiday Monday, the funds will instead be paid on the preceding Friday to ensure access.

For example, if the Disability Grant date is a Sunday, payment will be made on Friday instead. This applies to all SASSA grant types.

Payment Order and Prioritization

Every month, SASSA structures its payment schedule by:

  • Paying Older Person’s Grants first
  • Following with Disability Grants the next day
  • Disbursing all remaining grant types 2 days later

This method serves the elderly and disabled first each month.

Confirming Your Precise Payment Dates

While the SASSA payment schedule is consistent, you can verify your exact payment dates for upcoming months by:

  • Checking the SASSA website
  • Calling the SASSA helpline
  • Visiting your local SASSA office
  • Reviewing SASSA Facebook and Twitter posts

This provides easy access to the latest calendars.

Avoid Missed or Delayed SASSA Payments

To ensure you receive your grants accurately and on time every month:

  • Confirm your details with SASSA – phone, address, ID, etc. – are up to date
  • Know your grant type and associated payment date
  • Notify SASSA immediately of any changes in your circumstances
  • Follow up promptly if funds are ever late or missing

Actively maintaining your recipient profile helps prevent issues with your essential grant payments.

How to Check SASSA Dates on Your Phone?

You can also confirm upcoming SASSA payment dates on your mobile phone by dialing 134569*47268# to check the calendar.

Ways to Access Your SASSA Grant Funds

Once disbursed, your monthly grant funds can be accessed through:

  • Any ATM using your SASSA card
  • Pick n Pay, Boxer, Shoprite, and other retailer collection points
  • Your designated bank account for direct deposit

To avoid long queues, try to collect several days after the payment date when crowds subside.

Tips to Stay Safe When Collecting Your Grant

When visiting pay points and ATMs to withdraw your funds, be sure to:

  • Check your surroundings for suspicious people nearby
  • Hide your card and cash securely as soon as received
  • Review balances regularly and report any discrepancies
  • Leave the ATM promptly after completing your transaction
  • Never allow strangers to assist you with transactions

Exercising caution safeguards you and your SASSA grant money.

Conclusion

Knowing your precise SASSA grant payment dates through January 2024 is key to effective financial planning. This comprehensive guide outlines the schedule for all major grant types over the next year.

Be sure to verify your specific payment dates each month, notify SASSA of any changes, follow up on late funds, and take safety precautions when collecting cash. Careful grant management ensures this essential income support will be delivered on time when you need it.

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