SASSA R350 Grant Payment Date May 2024

For millions of South Africans, the SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) grants are a vital source of financial assistance. These grants support vulnerable individuals and families, providing a lifeline amid economic challenges. 

As we approach May 2024, beneficiaries eagerly await the payment of their grants, a crucial source of income for their daily needs. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the details surrounding the SASSA R350 grant payment date for May 2024, exploring the latest updates, payment schedules, and answering frequently asked questions.

Understanding SASSA Grants

SASSA is a government agency responsible for distributing 18 million permanent grants aimed at assisting financially vulnerable individuals living in South Africa. These grants encompass various programs, including the Older Persons pension grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant, Care Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top-Up, and Grant-in-aid.

2024 Grant Increases

In February 2024, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced the 2024 SASSA grant increases for all permanent grants during his Budget Speech. These increases were later confirmed by the Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, in accordance with the Social Assistance Act 2024 (Act No. 13 of 2004).

Grant Values for May 2024

The grant values for May 2024 will remain unchanged from the increased amounts implemented in April 2024. However, it’s important to note that another increase will be implemented for some SASSA grants in October 2024. Here are the grant values for May 2024:

GrantMay 2024 Payment
Older Persons GrantR2,180
Older Persons Grant (Older Than 75) (including Additional Payment)R2,180 + R20
War Veterans (including Additional Payment)R2,180 + R20
Disability GrantR2,180
Care Dependency GrantR2,180
Foster Child GrantR1,180
Child Support GrantR530
Child Support Grant (Top-Up)R530 + R260
Grant In AidR530

SASSA Grant Pay Dates for May 2024

SASSA aims to pay social grants from the second working day of each month. In May 2024, grant payments will commence on Friday, 3 May 2024. However, due to SASSA’s grant payment policies, which prohibit payments on public holidays and weekends, the payment schedule may vary for different grant types.

Here’s the breakdown of SASSA grant payment dates for May 2024:

  • Older Persons Grant – 3 May 2024
  • Disability Grants – 6 May 2024
  • Children’s Grants – 7 May 2024

It’s important to note that millions of South Africans rely on these crucial grants for their daily sustenance and well-being. SASSA’s efficient and timely distribution of these grants plays a vital role in supporting vulnerable communities across the nation.

People Also Ask

What is the purpose of SASSA grants?

SASSA grants are designed to provide financial assistance to vulnerable individuals and families in South Africa, including older persons, people with disabilities, war veterans, children in foster care, and those in need of care dependency or child support.

How do I apply for a SASSA grant?

To apply for a SASSA grant, you need to visit your nearest SASSA office with the required documentation, such as proof of identification, income details, and other relevant documents based on the grant type you’re applying for.

When will SASSA grant payments for May 2024 be made?

SASSA aims to pay social grants from the second working day of each month. In May 2024, grant payments will commence on Friday, 3 May 2024, with staggered payment dates for different grant types.

Will there be any further grant increases in 2024?

Yes, while the grant values for May 2024 remain unchanged from April 2024, another increase will be implemented for some SASSA grants in October 2024.

How can I check the status of my SASSA grant payment?

You can check the status of your SASSA grant payment by contacting the SASSA toll-free number, visiting your local SASSA office, or using the SASSA website or mobile app if available.

By staying informed about the SASSA grant payment dates and the latest updates, beneficiaries can better plan their finances and access the crucial support they need. Remember, these grants play a vital role in alleviating poverty and promoting social inclusion in South Africa.


Chinua Achebe, with a decade of expertise in SASSA and NSFAS, is your trusted guide in navigating these vital support programs. Count on his experience to help you access the assistance you need.

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