SASSA grant increase by R10. Image: SASSA/Alamy

SASSA: Old age grant INCREASE

Old age grant beneficiaries will see their money go a LITTLE further as of this month as SASSA makes a small increase.


SASSA grant increase by R10. Image: SASSA/Alamy

The South African Social Security Agency(SASSA) is expected to begin grant payments on Tuesday, and the elderly grant recipients can expect to receive a little extra this month.


As of Sunday 1 October the old age grant will increase by R10, which will see pensioners under 75 years receive R2090, and those above 75 year receiving R2110.

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The nominal increase will apply to all grants except for the child support top up grant which will at R250.

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This is the second time beneficiaries have received an increase on their grant.

In April their was a R90 increase on the old age grant, meaning this year, recipients have received an increase of R100 on their grant.


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SASSA implements the following criteria to screen those wishing to apply for the old age grant.

  • You are a South African citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.
  • You live in South Africa.
  • You are 60 years or older.
  • You are not living in a state institution.
  • You are not receiving payments from another social grant.
  • Your spouse complies with the means test.
  • You submit your identity document (ID).
  • You don’t earn more than R86 280 if you are single, or R 172 560 if married.
  • You don’t have assets worth more than R1 227 600 if you are single, or R2 455 200 if you’re married.


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SASSA grant beneficiaries can expect to receive their payouts a little early this month. SASSA and Postbank have assured beneficiaries that they will receive their monies as expected.

  • Older Persons/ Pensioners Grant: Tuesday, 3 October.
  • Disability Grant: Wednesday, 4 October.
  • All other Grants: Thursday, 5 October.