SASSA Payment Dates for June 2024 for Old Person, Disability and Children Grant!

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will disburse social grants in June 2024 on the following dates: Older Persons’ Grant on June 4, Disability Grant on June 5, and Children’s Grant on June 6. Beneficiaries should note these dates for timely access to their funds.

SASSA Payment Dates for June 2024

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) disburses social grants to millions of South Africans every month. These grants provide much-needed financial assistance to elderly persons, children, disabled individuals, and others. 

If you are a SASSA beneficiary, it’s important to be aware of the payment schedule to ensure timely access to your funds. The SASSA payment dates for June 2024 are:

Eligibility Criteria for SASSA Grants 

While there are specific requirements for each SASSA grant type, some general eligibility criteria apply to most:

  • Citizenship or Residency: In most cases, you must be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or refugee residing in South Africa.
  • Eligibility often hinges on age. For instance, the Old Age Grant requires being 60 or older, while the Child Support Grant is for the primary caregiver of a child aged 0-17.
  • Disability: For Disability Grants, you must be between 18 and 59 years old with a severe disability that prevents employment. A medical assessment report is usually necessary.
  • Financial Means Test: Many grants involve a means test to assess your financial need. This means your income and assets are compared against a threshold to determine eligibility.
  • Care Dependency: Grants like the Care Dependency Grant require proof that you are the primary caregiver for a child under 18 with a permanent, severe disability.
  • Not in State Care: Generally, you cannot receive a SASSA grant if you are cared for in a state institution (excluding some exceptions for Old Age Grants).
  • Not Receiving Duplicate Grants: You cannot receive multiple SASSA grants for yourself (excluding the Child Support Grant for multiple children).

Checking Your SASSA Payment Status for June 2024

To check your SASSA payment status for June 2024 online, follow the below steps:

  • Go to the SASSA website specifically designed for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant (https://srd.sassa.gov.za/). 
  • Choose your verification method from the following two options:
    • ID Number: Enter your South African ID number in the designated field.
    • Cell Phone: Provide the registered cellphone number you used while applying for the grant.
  • Once you’ve chosen your verification method, enter the required information accurately and click “Submit.”
  • The system will retrieve your information and display your SASSA payment status on the screen.
  • Have your South African ID number or registered cellphone number readily available.

Factors affecting SASSA Payment Amount

For most SASSA grants (with the exception of the SRD grant), the  amount you receive is not fixed and can be affected by several factors:

Means Test:

  • This is the primary factor determining the payment amount for many SASSA grants, including the Old Age Grant,Disability Grant, and Child Support Grant.
  • SASSA assesses your income and assets against a set threshold. If your income and assets fall below the threshold,you qualify for the full grant amount.
  • However, if your income or assets exceed a certain level, the grant amount may be reduced or even stopped altogether. This creates a sliding scale where the payment amount adjusts based on your financial situation.

Cost of Living Adjustments:

  • SASSA grant amounts may be subject to adjustments based on the rising cost of living.
  • The South African government periodically reviews and increases grant amounts to ensure they maintain their purchasing power in an inflationary environment.

Number of Dependents (For Specific Grants):

  • In some cases, the number of dependents you care for can influence the SASSA grant amount.
  • For instance, the Foster Child Grant provides a higher amount if you are fostering multiple children compared to just one.

What should I do if my SASSA payment for June 2024 is delayed?

It is what you can do if your SASSA payment for June 2024 appears to be delayed:

Check Your Payment Status:

  • Online Status Check: Utilise the method outlined previously to check your SASSA payment status online using your ID number or cell phone number. This will indicate if the payment is still pending or has encountered an issue.

Contact SASSA:

  • Toll-Free Number: If the online status check isn’t conclusive, call SASSA’s toll-free number at 0800 60 10 11. Explain your situation to a representative and inquire about the reason for the delay in your June 2024 payment.

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