SASSA grant payment dates for 2024

SASSA payment dates for Older person’s grants, Disability grants and Children’s grants for the remainder of the year. Image: File

WHAT to expect from June 2024 SASSA old-age pension grants

With June 2024 SASSA old-age pension grants one month away, here’s what to expect and how to plan ahead for the next agency disbursement …

SASSA grant payment dates for 2024

SASSA payment dates for Older person’s grants, Disability grants and Children’s grants for the remainder of the year. Image: File

Following last week’s South African Social Security Agency disbursements, we look ahead to June 2024 SASSA old-age pension grants, including payment dates, amounts and how to apply. However, before that, it’s worth noting changes the agency is bringing to reduce financial wastage.

As The South African reported last week on stricter asset and means tests, the Department of Social Development is going high-tech with SASSA facial recognition software. The reason for this is to better eliminate irregular payments of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. The hope is that facial recognition through smartphones will stop digital fraudsters from taking grants away from the needy.


June 2024 SASSA old-age pension grants
If you’re over 60 and eligible financially, here’s how you applicants can secure June 2024 SASSA old-age pension grants. Image: File/Fotor

Nevertheless, as far as June 2024 SASSA old-age pension grants go, here’s what to expect next month from the first disbursement after the 29 May General Elections. Roughly 4-million beneficiaries will receive R2 180 (over 60) and R2 200 (over 75). The payment date for June 2024 SASSA old-age pension grants is Tuesday 4 June 2024.

For those who are already inline to receive June 2024 SASSA old-age pension grants, you don’t ever have to reapply for the government grant. However, your status and situation may occasionally be reviewed by the agency to ensure you are still eligible for financial assistance.


June 2024 SASSA old-age pension grants
Making ends meet is getting harder for South Africa’s old-age population. Here’s how how you can get government support financially. Image: File/Fotor

The agency reminds recipients that grants will automatically lapse if you pass away. If you move and no longer live permanently in South Africa. Also, if your health deteriorates and you have to move into a state care institution. Similarly, you are not allowed to receive more than one SASSA grant at a time, therefore you cannot receive War Veterans, Child Support, SRD, Disability or any of the others simultaneously.

Moreover, the agency says the most common reasons for exclusion after a review is if you no longer comply with the asset and means tests. SASSA must alert you in writing three-month before your grant is reviewed. This is so you have enough time to get your personal finances in order to prove your means.


June 2024 SASSA old-age pension grants
SASSA gold cards pictured: Image: File

Existing SASSA grant recipients will know these already, but new applicants are reminded that the means test limits work as follows:

  • R86 280 per year or R7 190 per month, if single.
  • R172 560 per year or R14 380 per month, if married.

The accrued assets in your name may not exceed:

  • R1 227 600 (if single).
  • R2 455 200 (if married).


June 2024 SASSA old-age pension grants
Supplement your income with a SASSA Older Persons grant from June 2024 onwards. Image: File

Here’s what applicants must produce to the government agency to secure June 2024 SASA old-age pension grants. Don’t forget, applicants can only be done in-person at a SASSA office so a staff member can assist you. Applicants can take up to three months to be approved, upon which you will be back paid from the application date.

The documents are not available online beforehand and if you have a family member or friend apply on your behalf, they will need a letter from you and/or a doctor explaining why you can’t apply yourself. All of the below documentation will need to be taken to a police station and certified by a commissioner of oaths in that instance:

  • 13-digit bar-coded identity document (ID).
  • Proof of your marital status.
  • A proof of residence (utility bill with your name on it).
  • Papers confirming your proof of income and/or dividend.
  • Information regarding all your assets, including the value of the property you own.
  • Declaration of a private pension (if applicable).
  • Three months’ statements certified by your bank.
  • Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) membership ‘blue book’ or discharge certificate from your previous employer.
  • Copy of your will and first and final liquidation and distribution accounts if you were married but your spouse has passed away in the last five years.


June 2024 SASSA old-age pension grants
June to December 2024 pay dates for SASSA old-age grants. Image: File

Take note of the remaining payment dates for the rest of 2024, so you know when your next old-age pension grants are due:

  • Tuesday 4 June 2024.
  • Tuesday 2 July 2024.
  • Friday 2 August 2024.
  • Tuesday 3 September 2024.
  • Wednesday 2 October 2024.
  • Tuesday 5 November 2024.
  • Tuesday 3 December 2024.

NEXT READ: HOW can old-age pensioners get financial help in South Africa?

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