The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced a 6.2% increase in social grants for the year 2023. The increase is aimed at providing additional support to the most vulnerable members of society.
Starting from 1 April 2023, all social grants provided by SASSA will be affected by the increase. This includes the old age grant, disability grant, child support grant, foster care grant, and care dependency grant.
Here is a breakdown of the 2023 increase by grant type:
- Old age grant: from R1,890 to R2,005 per month
- Disability grant: from R1,890 to R2,005 per month
- Child support grant: from R460 to R490 per month
- Foster care grant: from R1,080 to R1,150 per month
- Care dependency grant: from R1,890 to R2,005 per month
While the increase is a welcome development for recipients of SASSA grants, it may not be enough to cover all expenses. It is important to remember that the grants are intended to provide basic support and may not be sufficient to cover all living costs. It is important to budget carefully and seek additional support where necessary.
SASSA provides grants to South African citizens and permanent residents who meet certain eligibility criteria. If you are not currently receiving a SASSA grant and believe that you are eligible, you can apply for one by visiting your nearest SASSA office and providing relevant documentation.
If you have additional questions about SASSA grants, you can visit the SASSA website or contact your nearest SASSA office. You can also speak to a community organization or social worker for additional support.
The 2023 SASSA increase is a positive development for the most vulnerable members of South African society. It will provide much-needed support to those who need it most. However, it is important to understand your eligibility, manage your funds carefully, and seek additional support if necessary.
SASSA grants are paid monthly, and recipients can expect to receive their grant on the same day each month. If you have not received your SASSA grant, it is important to contact your nearest SASSA office as soon as possible to resolve any issues that may be preventing you from receiving your grant.
It is also important to note that if your circumstances change, such as changes to your income, address, or household composition, you should inform SASSA as soon as possible. Failure to report changes may result in overpayments or underpayments and could affect your eligibility for a grant in the future.
To manage your SASSA grant, you can set up a bank account to receive your grant payments or use a SASSA card to access your funds. It is important to budget carefully to ensure that your grant covers your basic needs. If necessary, you can seek additional support from community organizations or government programs.
The 2023 SASSA increase is a positive step towards providing additional support to the most vulnerable members of South African society. While it may not cover all living costs, it is a welcome development for those who rely on SASSA grants. It is important to understand your eligibility, manage your funds carefully, and seek additional support where necessary.
As the SASSA increase takes effect in April 2023, it is important for grant recipients to be aware of the changes to their monthly payments. If you have any questions or concerns about the 2023 SASSA increase, you can visit the SASSA website or contact your nearest SASSA office for assistance.