SASSA October payment dates

Here are the October payment dates for social grants. Images: Twitter/@OfficialSASSA.

SASSA social grants: Here are the payment dates for April

SASSA has released the April payment dates for social grants. Here’s when beneficiaries can start collecting…

SASSA October payment dates

Here are the October payment dates for social grants. Images: Twitter/@OfficialSASSA.

Good news for social grant beneficiaries! The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has released the payment dates for April 2023.


As previously reported by The South African, in 2022, SASSA said it heard beneficiaries’ complaints about the previous payment schedule and decided to make a change.

SASSA said if the second day of the month falls on a weekend or public holiday, the payment will take place on the following work day. Older person and the associated grants are paid first followed by disability grants and child grants.

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Older persons and their associated grants will be paid on Tuesday, followed by disability grants on Wednesday and children’s grants – plus all others – on Thursday, the following week with the dates as follows:

Older persons – Tuesday, 4 April

Disability grants – Wednesday, 5 April

Children’s grants – Thursday, 6 April

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Meanwhile, social grant beneficiaries have been urged to continue using their Postbank-issued gold cards and to use the multiple ways available to access their funds, including retailers and ATMs. 

“Social grant clients with the gold card can continue using the same card as it remains valid at any place that accepts bank card transactions. Beneficiaries can also use the gold card at outlets nationwide that provide the cashback functionality, which includes Shoprite, Checkers, U-save, Pick ‘n Pay and Boxer,” the agency said. 

SASSA April payment dates
Welile Ndlambe with Bahle Ngqula of the Thumamina Sikuyele team stand in line outside SASSA offices in Gugulethu, Cape Town on Wednesday. Thumathina Sikuyele members say they charge R50 per person to queue and R10 for those they accompany to work. Photo: Buziwe Nocuze

Beneficiaries can still collect their social grants at the South African Post Office (SAPO) except for those receiving the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant.

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