Social grant increases from April 1

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Following the budget speech delivered by the Minister of Finance Mr Tito Mboweni on Wednesday, February 24, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) hereby wishes to inform beneficiaries on the increased amounts for social grants.

The new amounts to increase from 1st April 2021 as follows:

·       R30 increase for the Old Age, Disability and Care Dependency Grants to R1 890.00

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·       R10 increase in the Child Support Grant to R 460.00

·       R10 increase for the Foster Care Grant to R1 050.00

·       A R30 increase in the War Veterans grant to R1 910.00

Beneficiaries are requested to protect their current SASSSA cards and not to panic as their card will still be valid beyond 31 March 2021.

Beneficiaries are further advised that they have the right to choose their payment method but there is nothing that forces those who are currently being paid through the Post Office to change to their method of payment. Recipients’ will still be paid using the current SASSA card.

Social grant payment in March will start from 03 March 2021 with older persons grant and attached grants, which will be followed by Disability grant on the 04 March 2021 and Children grants from 05 March 2021. SRD R350 recipients are requested to not present themselves for payments during these days.

Protect your card, protect your pin to protect your grant.

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