Breaking News! Sassa Social Grants Increased from April 2024

SASSA Social Grants Increased from April 2024

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced an increase in all Social grants effective April 1, 2024. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana revealed this decision during his budget speech in Cape Town on February 21, 2024. The move addresses the escalating living costs faced by approximately 19 million South Africans who rely on these grants for their livelihood.

Significant Increase in Sassa Social Grants

Last year’s increment, announced in October 2023, laid the groundwork for the latest round of increases, which occur every six months. This comes as welcome news for millions grappling with the burden of rising expenses and who depend solely on SASSA social grants for sustenance.

Overview of Grant Increment

Here’s a breakdown of the increases across various grant categories:

Old Age Grant Increase for 2024

Increased by R100 in two phases, starting April 2024 and further increasing in October 2024.

Disability Grant Increase for 2024

Similarly increased by R100, divided into two increments.

Child Support Grant Increase for 2024

Saw a notable raise of R20, with the total monthly amount now standing at R530, effective April 1, 2024.

War Veterans Grant Increase for 2024

Enhanced by R100, distributed over two phases.

Care Dependency Grant Increase for 2024

Also augmented by R100 in two stages.

Foster Child Grant Increase for 2024

Received a boost of R50, commencing April 2024.

SRD R350 Grant Increase for 2024

Witnessed a significant increase to R370, marking the first increment since its inception.

Summary of Grant Increment

Here is the rearranged content in a table format with the “Grant” column in bold:

GrantMarch 2024April 2024October 2024Total Increase
Old Age Grant (60 to 75)R2,090R2,180R2,190R100 (4.8%)
Old Age Grant (75 & Above)R2,110R2,200R2,210R100 (4.7%)
Disability GrantR2,090R2,180R2,190R100 (4.8%)
Child Support GrantR510R530R20 (3.9%)
War Veterans GrantR2,110R2,200R2,210R100 (4.7%)
Care Dependency GrantR2,090R2,180R2,190R100 (4.8%)
Foster Child GrantR1,130R1,180R50 (4.4%)
SRD R350 GrantR350R370R20 (5.7%)

Budget Allocation for Social Welfare

The government’s commitment to social welfare is underscored by the allocation of R1.17 trillion over the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) period for social grants and welfare services. This funding, which represents 81.8 percent of the expenditure allocated to this function, reflects a concerted effort to address the needs of vulnerable segments of society.

Government’s Dedication to Social Welfare

Despite budgetary constraints, the government remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting citizens through various social welfare initiatives. The aim is not only to alleviate immediate financial burdens but also to empower individuals to achieve financial stability and independence in the long term.


Yes, there is an increase in the SRD R350 Grant in 2024. The SRD R350 Grant, which provides social relief to individuals in distress, will increase from R350 to R370 starting from April 2024. This increase of R20 represents a 5.7% rise in the grant amount. It is noteworthy that this is the first increase in the SRD R350 Grant since its launch, providing much-needed additional support to its recipients.

The increased grant amounts will be effective from April 2024. Recipients of SASSA grants will start receiving the increased amounts in their respective payment cycles from April 2024 onwards. The adjustments to the grant amounts are made to help beneficiaries cope with rising living costs and improve their financial well-being.

The Child Support Grant for 2024 has increased by R20. Starting from April 2024, the Child Support Grant will rise from R510 to R530. This adjustment aims to provide additional financial support to families with children and assist them in meeting the needs of their children more effectively.

Below are the contacts for SASSA:

  1. Call Centre: 0800 60 10 11
  2. SASSA Head Office: 012 400 2322
  3. Email of  SASSA Head Office: [email protected]
  4. Visit SASSA offices nearest to you across the country.


The SASSA Grant Increase for April 2024 is a crucial step towards providing relief to millions of South Africans grappling with economic challenges. By prioritizing social welfare, the government aims to ensure that all citizens have access to the resources needed to lead dignified and prosperous lives. Through these measures, the government reaffirms its dedication to fostering collective prosperity and resilience within society.