How to track SASSA R350 grant

You can now apply for the SRD grant on WhatsApp.
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SASSA payment dates for March 2021: Here’s what you need to know

The March payment dates for SASSA social grants have been issued. Here’s when you will most likely receive your money.

How to track SASSA R350 grant

You can now apply for the SRD grant on WhatsApp.
Photo: Supplied

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has released its payment dates for March 2021. The release of the payment dates comes just days after Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s budget speech whereby he made adjustments to the social grants. If you’re not sure when you can expect your March payment and if you’re not aware of the adjustments, we’ve got you covered on both. 


Here’s when SASSA social grant beneficiaries will receive their money next month; 

  • Older Person’s Grants will be paid from Wednesday 3 March 2021;
  • Disability Grants will be paid from Thursday 4 March 2021;
  • All other grants will be paid from Friday 5 March 2021; and
  • If you receive more than one grant, and you claim Older Person or Disability payments, these will be paid at the same time, either on Wednesday 3 March or Thursday 4 March.


These SASSA social grant increases will take effect from 1 April 2021. 

  1. A R30 increase for the old age, disability and care dependency grants to R1890;
  2. A R30 increase in the war veterans grant to R1910;
  3. A R10 increase in the child support grant to R460; and
  4. A R10 increase for the foster care grant to R1050.


Human rights organisation Black Sash is calling for the SASSA SRD grant to be made permanent while a Basic Income Grant is secured.

Black Sash spokesperson Esley Philander said the R350 grant should be made permanent while government progressively works towards a Basic Income grant for those with little to no income who fall in the age bracket of between 18 and 59 years old. 

“We are asking that the COVID-19 SRD grant, including provision for Caregivers who receive the CSG on behalf of children, must continue beyond April 2021. This grant must be converted into permanent Basic Income Support valued at least at the Food Poverty Line of R585 while progressively working towards the Upper Bound Poverty Line, currently at R1 268,” the organisation said. 

National Advocacy Manager Hoodah Abrahams-Fayker told EWN that the three-month extension would do very little against high unemployment. 

“Our bigger demand is that there also be a grant for the unemployed. The grant has only been extended until April which is going to do very little for the significant unemployment figures.”