The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has announced that it will start distributing social grants on the second day of each month.

This means beneficiaries will receive their grants earlier each month. Beneficiaries can expect to receive their grant payments on Wednesday, July 3, instead of Friday, July 5.

According to Sassa, this was done to avoid long queues at the agency’s offices during peak times.

“To avoid long queues at our offices during peak times, Sassa will start distributing social grants on the second day of each month,” said Sassa spokesperson Thokozani Magwaza in a statement. “For example, if your grant is due on Monday, July 1, you will receive it on Wednesday, July 3.”

Payment dates for July 2022:

  • Monday 4 July 2022: Older Persons Grant 
  • Tuesday 5 July 2022: Disability Grant  
  • Wednesday 6 July 2022: Children’s Grant      

Earlier this month, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) confirmed that the Child Support Grant (CSG), which is a social grant for low-income families intended to financially assist with the costs of their children’s essential requirements would be increased. Anyone under the age of 18 is considered a “child” in this circumstance. 

This came after the Department of Social Development (DSD) recently put into effect measures that will significantly boost the amount that is typically paid out for this grant in an effort to benefit this group of beneficiaries.

As a result, all eligible children will now receive a total of R720, which includes their standard R480 Child Support Grant (CSG) as well as an additional R240 (50% of the basic CSG).

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