Reminder Sassa Grants May Beneficiaries Can Start Collecting From Next Week

The May 2023 social grant payment dates have been released, and you can collect your grants from next Wednesday.The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) released the payment schedule for the 2023/24 financial year.

Elderly, child, and disability grant payments are made during the first week of each month. Afterward, Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant recipients are paid, and all other grants are disbursed. Except for SRD recipients, all other beneficiaries can still collect at South African Post Office branches.

Remember These Dates For The Month Of May

  • Older person payment date- 3 May 2023
  • Disability grants payment date – 4 May 2023
  • Children’s payment date – 5 May 2023

Where can I collect the R350 grant? 

Supermarkets such as Pick n Pay, Boxer, Shoprite, Checkers or USave stores offer the grant payouts.

Sassa R350 Grant Rollout Extended To 2024 Do I Need To Reapply?

SASSA says recipients of government’s R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant do not need to reapply in April.The R350 grant was introduced to assist those facing difficulties during the Covid-19 pandemic and was supposed to expire in March 2023. The grant was extended to March 2024 last year.

Sassa R350 grant rollout extended to 2024 do I need to reapply?

“The grant will continue as usual. Those who previously applied for the grant do not need to reapply,” Sassa explained.

According to Sassa, the program checks monthly if people still qualify for the grant, and those whose circumstances have changed could lose the grant.

What are the chances of the grant becoming permanent? 

In parliament last month, Cyril Ramaphosa said the grant would be maintained until March 2024 while other social support measures are investigated.

“We are looking at ways to move beyond the SRD grant. Basic income grants have been proposed which will provide support for a number of people, and that is being considered,” he said.

According to Ramaphosa, several options are being explored for turning the grant into a permanent program.”South Africa already provides extensive social security support through grants to over 46 percent of its population. Our goal is to build the economy and create jobs, while finding appropriate mechanisms to support all those who need assistance from the state.