SASSA Grant Increases for 2023 & 2024

How much will SASSA Grants pay? New Grant amounts from 1 April 2023

In the 2023 budget speech (held on 22 February 2023), the Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwana announced that the South Africa government would allocate additional funding to the sum of R227 billion, over the medium term.

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Of this budget, R66 billion will be allocated to Social Development over the medium term, with R36 billion being allocated to fund the extension of the COVID-19 SRD, until 31 March 2024.
 

The Finance Minister announced that R30 billion will be used for inflation-linked increases for other social grants, which means SASSA grant recipients will receive the following amounts:


(Note: there is an increase on 1 April 2023 and a further increase on 1 October 2023).

  • The Older Persons Grant (old age pension) will increase to:
    • R2080 on 1 April 2023, for recipients between 60 and 74 years old (an increase of R90). It will then increase to R2090 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R1990.
    • R2100 on 1 April 2023, for recipients between over 75 years old (an increase of R90). It will then increase to R2110 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R2010.
  • The Disability Grant will increase to R2080 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R90). It will then increase to R2090 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R1990.
  • The Child Support Grant will increase to R500 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R20). It will then increase to R510 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R480.
  • The Child Support Grant Top-Up will increase to R250 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R10). There will be no further increase on 1 October 2023. The current amount is R240.
  • The Foster Child Grant will increase to R1120 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R50). It will then increase to R1130 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R1070.
  • The Care Dependency Grant will increase to R2080 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R90). It will then increase to R2090 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R1990.
  • The War Veterans Grant will increase to R2100 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R90). It will then increase to R2110 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R2010.
  • The Grant-In-Aid will increase to R500 on 1 April 2023, (an increase of R20). It will then increase to R510 on 1 October 2023 (an increase of R10). The current amount is R480.
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