Breakdown Of The Sassa Grant Increases

Breakdown Of The Sassa Grant Increases

Here’s A Breakdown Of The Upcoming Sassa Grant Increases

According to the South African Government News Agency, social grants are set to increase during 2023.

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced the increases as follows:

  • Care dependency grants: increased to R2085
  • Child support grants: increased to R505
  • Disability grants: increased to R2085
  • Foster care grant: increased to R1125
  • Grant-in-aid: increased to R505
  • Old age grant: increased to R2085
  • Old age grant (over 75) increased to: increased to R2105
  • War veterans grant: increased to R2105
Grant Type  Current amount received by beneficiaries Increase from 1 April 2023  Grant payment received by beneficiary from April 2023  Amount increase from 1 October 2023  Grant payment received by beneficiaries from 1 October 2023 
Old Age Grant (below 75 years old) R1,990 +R90 R2080 +R10 R2090
Old Age Grant (above 75 years old) R2,010 +R90 R2100 +10 R2110
War Veterans Grant R2,010 +R90 R2100 +10 R2110
Disability Grant R1,990 +R90 R2080 +R10 R2090
Foster Child Grant R1070 +R50 R1120 +R10 R1130
Care Dependency Grant R1,990 +R90 R2080 +R10 R2090
Child  Support Grant R480 +R20 R500 +R10 R510
Child Support Grant Top-Up R240 +R10 R250 0 R250
Grant in Aid R480 +R20 R500 +R10 R510

These grant increases were announced by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana during the Budget Speech in February. Godongwana revealed that spending on child support grants and old age grants received the largest proportion of government spending. This is as the state anticipates the growth of beneficiaries over the next three years.

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“The child support grant and old age grant together account for about 70% of total grant expenditure over the MTEF period. These two grants will be provided to a total of 17.5 million beneficiaries in 2023/24. Social grants will increase in line with inflation over the medium term.

“Expenditure on social grants will increase from R233 billion in 2022/23 to R248.4 billion in 2025/26 due to increases in the number of recipients and the value of the grants.

“Excluding the COVID-19 social relief of distress grant, social grant coverage is expected to increase from about 18.6 million beneficiaries in March 2023 to 19.6 million beneficiaries by March 2026,” the department said. –

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