As per usual, the elderly will be the first up to claim their SASSA grants, and payday falls on Wednesday 1 December for them. Disability claimants then follow the day after, then child maintenance payments are made.
SASSA payment dates for May 2022:
Previously, social grants used to be paid on the 1st of every month. In order to curb the spread of the Covid-19 infection, payment dates were then revised.
- Older persons – 3 May 2022
- Disability grants – 4 May 2022
- Children’s grants – 5 May 2022
As previously reported, SASSA said it heard beneficiaries’ complaints about the previous payment schedule and decided to make a change.
“If the second day of the month falls on a weekend or public holiday, the payment will take place on the following workday,” said the agency.
NEW R350 SRD GRANT CRITERIA:
The National State of Disaster, which facilitated the SRD grant, came to an end in April 2022. However, the Department of Social Development has been working on a regulatory framework for the payment of the grant since Ramaphosa announced the extension.
Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu gazetted the new regulations on 22 April, a day before the application process reopened.
All beneficiaries of the R350 SRD rant are required to re-apply and the criteria are tighter than before. Many social justice groups and unions feel that the new regulations will leave the poor poorer.