Millions of South Africans are dependent on some type of social grant in order to purchase basic goods and services. Grant payments occur at the beginning of each month and are distributed by the South African Social Security Agency.
Approximately 29 million people in South Africa rely on some form of permanent grant from the government, and 11 million of these 29 million receive the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, also referred to as the R350 grant.
The SRD grant is provided by the government to assist the most vulnerable in South Africa to ensure that they are able to meet their basic needs.
Grant payments for April 2023 will take place from 3 April 2023 until 5 April 2023.
Grant payments are made on the second of every month, but because 2 April falls on a weekend, April 2023 grant payments will begin on Monday, 3 April 2023.
Grant payment dates for April 2023:
- Older Persons Grant – Monday, 3 April 2023
- Disability Grants – Tuesday, 4 April 2023
- Children’s Grants – Wednesday, 5 April 2023
Sassa grant beneficiaries do not need to collect their grants on the day their grant is to be paid. The grant money will remain in the beneficiary’s account until they choose to use it.
Grants can be collected using different payment methods. These include collecting grants at ATMs or at retailers such as Shoprite, Checkers, U-save, Pick ‘n Pay and Boxer.
The money can be paid to beneficiaries through a bank account, through your SASSA card, through CashSend, or through a Post Office.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) provides the following support grants:
- Care dependency grant
- Child support grant
- Disability grant
- Foster child grant
- Older persons grant
- War veterans grant
If you are in need of one of these grants, you can apply on the Sassa website. Each type of grant has different requirements, so ensure you meet the requirements for the grant you wish to apply for.
If your grant application is rejected, you can also submit an appeal through the Sassa website.