Social grants play a vital role in supporting millions of vulnerable individuals in South Africa, providing them with the means to purchase essential food items and other necessities. Sassa has announced the payment schedule for grant beneficiaries in July 2023.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has revealed when millions of social grant beneficiaries will receive their money in July 2023. All grant beneficiaries are set to be paid during the first week of the new month.
Sassa distributes permanent social grants to 18 million beneficiaries every month. Permanent grants include the Older Persons grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant, Care Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top Up and Grant-in-aid.
Beneficiaries of the Older person’s grants will be paid first in July, and beneficiaries of the Disability grant and children’s grant will be paid during the course of the week.
Here Are The Sassa Grant Payment Dates For July 2023
Older Persons Grant – Tuesday, 4 July
Disability Grant – Wednesday, 5 July
Children’s Grant – Thursday, 6 July
Beneficiaries of Sassa grants can collect their grant money in July at several participating retail outlets, at the post office and at mobile cash pay points. Alternatively, grant beneficiaries can choose to have their grant paid directly to their bank account.
Many beneficiaries choose to have their Sassa grants paid directly into their bank account. This as they do not have to travel to collect their grant money, which saves them some money. It also means they don’t have to wait in long queues when collecting their money.
There are different ways Sassa grant beneficiaries can switch their grant payment method.
Sassa Extends Validity of Gold Cards
Sassa has extended the validity of all Sassa Gold Cards. This means that grant beneficiaries can continue using their expired Sassa gold cards until the end of 2023.
Additionally, Sassa introduced a payment method which allows beneficiaries to collect their money without a Sassa gold card.
Sassa R350 Grant Payment Date For July
It’s important to note that the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, commonly known as the R350 grant, does not have a fixed payment date. Sassa approves applications for this grant, and beneficiaries are notified via message when their payment is available for collection.