If you’re a recipient of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Child Grant, we’ve got some exciting news to share with you. In the 2023 Budget Speech, the Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced that the Child Grant will be increased by R20 in April 2023, and an additional R10 in October 2023.
This means that as of April 2023, applicants will receive a total of R500 per child per month, and in October 2023, a total of R510 per child per month. This is great news for families who rely on the Child Grant to provide for their children’s basic needs.
The increase in the Child Grant is part of the government’s commitment to social welfare and supporting vulnerable members of society. It’s also a step towards alleviating poverty and reducing inequality in South Africa.
SASSA Child Grant Increase 2023 Updates
While R20 and R10 may not seem like a lot of money, it can make a big difference to families who are struggling to make ends meet. The additional funds can be used to purchase essential items such as food, clothing, and school supplies for children.
We are happy to announce the publication of the SASSA Payment Dates for the month of April 2023. As usual, we will be disbursing payments in a phased manner to ensure that everyone receives their funds on time.
SASSA April 2023 Grant Payment Dates
The following payment dates have been scheduled for April 2023:
- Older Persons Grant – Tuesday, 4th April 2023 (04/04/2023) All other Grants linked to the Older Persons account will also be paid on the same day.
- Disability Grants – Wednesday, 5th April 2023 (05/04/2023) All other grants linked to the Disability account will also be paid on the same day.
- Child Support Grant and others – Thursday, 6th April 2023 (06/04/2023)
It is important to note that the SRD R350 grants do not have scheduled payment dates. This means that beneficiaries of this grant will receive their payments on different days throughout the month, depending on when their applications were approved.
We urge all beneficiaries to keep their payment cards safe and to avoid sharing their PIN numbers with anyone. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your SASSA payment, please do not hesitate to contact our toll-free helpline at 0800 60 10 11.