The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is responsible for providing social security benefits to eligible citizens. One of the subsidies they offer is an old-age pension available to South Africans over the age of 60. To be eligible for the grant, applicants must not be receiving other forms of social relief of distress (SRD) and must meet certain financial criteria.

An old-age pension is paid monthly and can be used to meet basic needs such as food, housing and clothing.

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Additionally, annuities can be used to pay for basic services such as health care and transportation. For many seniors, SASSA Retirement is an important source of income that helps them live in dignity.

Sassa Payment Dates for 2022 Old Age Pension

The SASSA old age grant payment date for October 2022 is:

  • Monday 3rd October – Old Age Pension Grant.
  • Tuesday 4th October – Disability Grant
  • Wednesday 5th October – Children’s Grants and other grants

OLDER PERSON’S GRANTS will be paid from Wednesday, 02 November 2022. This includes any grants linked to these accounts.

How to Apply for the SASSA Old Age Grant

If you haven’t already done so, applying for the Sassa Retirement Pension is easy. First, collect all the necessary documents such as ID, proof of South African citizenship, proof of income. If everything is in order, or visit your nearest Sassa office in person.

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The application process will take approximately two weeks. You will also need to provide your bank details so that your annuity can be transferred directly to your account.

Once your application is approved, you will receive your monthly pension. Remember that pension amounts are means-tested. As such, having other sources of income may affect the amount you receive.


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