SASSA SRD R350 grants

Here’s what the future holds for SASSA SRD R350 grants. Image: File

What the future of SASSA SRD R350 grants looks like (+increases)

What will become of SASSA SRD R350 grants after this week’s budget speech? Here’s what we know and how much budget has been allocated.

SASSA SRD R350 grants

Here’s what the future holds for SASSA SRD R350 grants. Image: File

SASSA SRD R350 grants for ‘Febu-worry’ 2024 started paying out yesterday. And they will continue to be disbursed for the rest of the month, till Thursday 29 February.

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The good news, if you’re one of the nearly 8.5-million South Africans who receives SASSA SRD R350 grants, is the welfare scheme has been extended. Announced at this week’s budget speech, government will run the scheme till March 2027.


The Finance Minster says SRD grants will be improved and run till March 2027. Image: File

Initially, introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic as a means of support for the unemployed, SASSA SRD R350 grants will stick around for three more years. Moreover, R33.6 billion is allocated in 2024/25, R35.2 billion the next and, finally, R36.8 billion in 2026/27.

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Furthermore, the work done by the South African Social Security Agency has evolved into one of the most comprehensive of its type in the global south. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has said: “A lot of work is underway to improve SASSA SRD R350 grants by April this year. National Treasury will work with the Department of Social Development in ensuring these improvements are captured in the final regulations,” said the minister.


SRD grants
All non-SRD grants were increased to keep place with inflation in 2024. Image: File

Therefore, while all other social grants have increased to keep pace with inflation (see the full list below), SASSA SRD R350 grants are unchanged this fiscal year. Moreover, there’s no word on how much they will increase in 2025 and beyond. “For extension of the grant beyond March 2025, social security policy reforms, and a funding source will need to be finalised,” concluded Godongwana.

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So, if you receive SASSA SRD R350 grants, here’s a reminder to confirm your status each month:

  • WhatsApp 082 046 8553.
  • Call 0800 60 10 11 toll-free and follow the prompts.
  • To clear any fraudulent activity, email:


SASSA old age grants
A group of elderly people queuing outside Mthatha Post Office to collect their old age grant money in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. (Image: Hoseya Jubase)
  • Old Age Grant: From R2 085 to R2 185.
  • Old Age Grant (over 75 years old): From R2 105 to R2 205.
  • War veterans Grant: From R2 105 to R2 205.
  • Disability Grant: From R2 085 to R2 185.
  • Foster Care Grant: From R1 075 to R1 175.
  • Care Dependency Grant: From R2 085 to R2 185.
  • Child Support Grant: R525.

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