SASSA Announces August Payment Dates for Beneficiaries

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is set to disburse payments to beneficiaries this week, starting from Wednesday.


The agency has released the payment schedule for August, outlining the specific dates when different grants will be paid to eligible recipients.

August Payment Dates:

Beneficiaries can look forward to receiving their payments on the following dates:

1. August 2nd: Older person’s grant
2. August 3rd: Disability grant (and all associated grants)
3. August 4th: Child support grant (and all associated grants)

Other grants will be paid out subsequently, and beneficiaries of the social relief in distress grant (SRD) will receive payments once their applications have been approved.


Payment Dates for the Entire Financial Year:

Earlier this year, SASSA disclosed the payment dates for the entire financial year, providing beneficiaries with an overview of when they can expect their grants to be disbursed until March 2024.

Qualifying for a Disability Grant:

To qualify for a disability grant, applicants must undergo an assessment conducted by a SASSA-recognized medical practitioner.

Based on the assessment, the medical practitioner will recommend to SASSA whether the applicant’s impairment is severe enough to prevent them from working.

The assessment also determines if the impairment is temporary and may require future medical evaluations.

Requirements for Disability Grant Applicants:

Apart from the medical assessment, applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be eligible for a disability grant:


1. Be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.
2. Reside in South Africa.
3. Be aged between 18 and 59 years.
4. Submit a medical/assessment report confirming a permanent, severe disability.
5. Provide a medical assessment not older than 3 months from the application date.
6. Meet the means test requirements along with their spouse.
7. Not be maintained or cared for in a State Institution.
8. Not be receiving another social grant for themselves.


SASSA’s announcement of the August payment dates brings relief to beneficiaries who rely on these grants for their livelihood.

For those seeking the disability grant, adhering to the specified requirements and undergoing the necessary medical assessment will determine their eligibility for this vital form of assistance.


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