These seven SASSA grants increase in April – here’s what they are now worth

The R350 SASSA grant – introduced at the start of the pandemic for the unemployed – has not been included in the payment hike. Though the additional sums are modest, and none top the 5% mark, this rise in cash handouts for everyone else comes just as the cost of living in South Africa begins to soar.

Therefore, very few households will feel any supplemental benefits from these increases – but nevertheless, they will still be warmly welcomed. The new monthly values of these SASSA grants were gazetted by the government last week.

“The Minister of Social Development has – in terms of the Social Assistance Act 2004 as amended, with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance – announced the increase in social grants. The increases will be effected on 1 April 2022 and 01 October 2022 respectively. The new maximum monthly amounts have been detailed.”

Government Gazette

SASSA grants increase in value: Here’s what they are now worth as of April 2022

In total, there are SEVEN SASSA grants that have increased in value – and a handful of them will also see a slight rise in October 2022. You can see the complete breakdown here…

  • The Older Persons Grant rises by R90 this month, and goes up by a further R10 in October 2022.
  • War Veterans, Care Dependency claimants, and disabled persons also get a R90 rise now, and a R10 increment later.
  • The Foster Child payments are rising by R20 this month, as are Child Support grants.
  • The ‘Additional Child Support Grant’ came into effect on 1 April, and its worth R240 per month.
  • Meanwhile, Grant-In-Aid handouts are also up slightly, by an additional R20.
  • The full table of SASSA grants and related payment increases looks like this:
Photo: Government Gazette

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