LATEST NEWS RECEIVED FROM SASSA:
26 September 2019
Social Grant Value Increases for October 2019
Social Grant beneficiaries are informed that both the Child Support Grant and Grant-in-aid grants will increase to R430 per child, per month as from 01 October 2019. This is in line with the announcement made by the Minister of Finance in the Budget Speech earlier this year. In addition, this much-needed increase will help ease the financial strain that beneficiaries are under during this tough economic climate
Social Grant beneficiaries are further informed that October grants will be available as from 01 October 2019. Grants can be collected at ATM’s, merchant stores or the Post Office.
Beneficiaries who receive their grants at cash pay points will continue to receive their grants on normal days as communicated to them during their last payment.
Social grants are usually paid from the first of every month except in months where the 1st falls on a weekend or public holiday, in which case grants are available on the last working day before the 1st.
For further clarity, social grant beneficiaries are encouraged to call SASSA’s toll-free customer care line on 0800 60 10 100
The SASSA Old Age Grant booklet outlines everything
you need to know about the Old Age Grant
The Old Age Grant booklet is a comprehensive beneficiary education tool that explains following:
- Qualifying requirements
- what documents do I require for an Older Persons Grant
- Where do I apply for a grant
- How do I apply
- Date of award of a grant
- Method of payment
- Grant reviews
- Suspension of the grant
- Restoration of a grant
- Responsibility of the beneficiaries
- What is a means test?
- Contact details of SASSA Head Office and all regional SASSA branches
Please click here to view the SASSA booklet
titled Old Age Grant
Update on 25 July 2019 – for Western Cape residents
Update on SASSA requirements and the correct way to apply for an Old Age Grant, as per Henry Grass, General Manager, Grants Administration, SASSA Western Cape, on Cape Talk this morning.
- Cut off level for a single person: R 6 870 pm; R 82 440 pa
- Cut off level for a married couple: R 13 740pm; R 164 800 pa
You need to comply with certain requirements.
- Call the Call Centre on 021 469 0235 to find out what documents you need to take in with you (financial statements and ID card/book and more), and on which day you need to go to your local SASSA office for your screening – the Call Centre is being manned by trained interns. It is preferable to call the Call Centre rather than the Toll Free number.
- You will need to make a physical visit to your local SASSA office in order to be screened, and you will thereafter be advised if you qualify for a pension, a reduced pension, or not.