SASSA News On Social Grant Increase

SASSA News On Social Grant Increase

SASSA News On Social Grant Increase

In todays latest SASSA News – More than 18 million permanent grants are doled out each month by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). The monetary value of these SASSA grants will increase from 1 April 2023.

Permanent grants distributed by SASSA include the Older Persons grant, War Veterans grant, Disability grant, Foster Child grant, Care Dependency grant, Child Support Grant, Top-up Child Support grant and the Grant in Aid.

The amount of money received by grant beneficiaries will increase again in October 2023 except for the Child Support Top-up grant.

Grant Type  Current amount received by beneficiaries Increase from 1 April 2023  Grant payment received by beneficiary from April 2023  Amount increase from 1 October 2023  Grant payment received by beneficiaries from 1 October 2023 
Old Age Grant (below 75 years old) R1,990 +R90 R2080 +R10 R2090
Old Age Grant (above 75 years old) R2,010 +R90 R2100 +10 R2110
War Veterans Grant R2,010 +R90 R2100 +10 R2110
Disability Grant R1,990 +R90 R2080 +R10 R2090
Foster Child Grant R1070 +R50 R1120 +R10 R1130
Care Dependency Grant R1,990 +R90 R2080 +R10 R2090
Child  Support Grant R480 +R20 R500 +R10 R510
Child Support Grant Top-Up R240 +R10 R250 0 R250
Grant in Aid R480 +R20 R500 +R10 R510


Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana made the announcement of the budgetary grant increases in February.

According to Godongwana, the majority of government funds are used to provide financial assistance to low-income families with children and retirees. This is because over the next three years, the state expects the number of recipients to increase.

Social grant spending will rise from R233 billion in 2022/23 to R248.4 billion in 2025/26, the minister said, as both the number of people receiving grants and their total dollar value rise.