Caregivers who are eligible can now apply for the CSG Top-Up grant at any of SASSA local office or Online at services:
sassa.gov.za as of 01 June 2022.
The CSG Top-Up grant is introduced to assist relatives caring for orphans to provide for their basic needs. The purpose is to keep them within their extended family environment without removing them from familiar households.
These children will receive their basic CSG of R510, plus an additional amount of R250, bringing the total to R760.
To qualify, applicants must prove that a child is an orphan by providing:
- certified copies of the death certificates of the child’s parents; or
- where the death certificate of one of the parents cannot be obtained by the applicant, a certified copy of the death certificate of one parent plus an affidavit by the applicant attesting to the unknown status of the child’s other parent.
Every month, millions of individuals receive social grant payments from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). Sassa is responsible for the application, approval and distribution of social grants to beneficiaries across the country.
The agency plays a crucial role in providing support to vulnerable individuals and families in South Africa and assists them in affording basic goods and services.
With 2024 now in full swing, it’s important that beneficiaries keep up to date with how much money they will be receiving.
Sassa Grant Amounts For 2024
The following Sassa grant amounts are for the months of January, February and March as there would usually be a Sassa grant increase in April. Should they not increase, the amounts would then stay the same.
- Older Persons grant – R2 090
- Older Persons (75 years and older) – R2 110
- Disability grant – R2 090
- War Veterans grant – R2 110
- Child Support grant – R510
- Child Support grant (Top-up) – R510 + R250
- Care Dependency grant – R2 090
- Foster Care grant – R1 130
- Grant-In-Aid – R510
The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant will come to R350 with an SRD grant increase not seeming likely. The grant will most likely stay at R350 until it comes to an end in March 2025.
It was revealed that the DSD had submitted a proposal to the National Treasury to increase the value of the SRD grant. However, the proposal was not favourably considered due to fiscal constraints.
Collect Your Sassa Grant
Sassa has made it clear that beneficiaries should not rush to withdraw their Sassa payment on the first day it becomes available and to remember that once the money has been sent to their accounts, it will remain there until they need it.
In addition, there are a few ways beneficiaries can collect their grants. These include:
Permanent grant beneficiaries and SRD recipients have the option of having their grants paid directly into their bank account. This is a convenient grant payment method as beneficiaries can access their money at any time after the payment was made by Sassa.
Sassa grants are paid to selected retailers around the country. The vast geographical footprint of retail outlets makes it easy for grant recipients to find one close to where they live.
Beneficiaries can withdraw their money at any time when the retail outlet is operational. Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer stores, Usave stores and Checkers all distribute social grants.