Update on SASSA SRD Grant Increase for 2024

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana recently confirmed that SASSA SRD grants will see an increase in 2024. Although the exact timing and amount of the increase were initially uncertain, recent announcements have shed light on these details.

SASSA SRD Increase Details

  • Amount: SASSA SRD grants will increase by 5.7%, equating to a R20 raise.
  • New Amount: The monthly grant will rise from R350 to R370.
  • Beneficiaries: Approximately 8.5 million Social Relief of Distress beneficiaries will benefit from this increment.
  • Effective Date: The increase will come into effect from April 2024.

Payment Dates for Increased SRD Grants

The first disbursement of the first increased R370 SRD payments is scheduled as follows:

  • Date Range: From Wednesday, 24 April 2024, to Tuesday, 20 April 2024.

Checking SRD Grant Status

Recipients can easily check their SASSA SRD grant status through the following methods:

  1. Online: Visit the SASSA website and enter your ID and cellphone number used during the application.
  2. WhatsApp: Reach out via WhatsApp at 082 046 8553.
  3. Phone: Call the toll-free number 0800 60 10 11 and follow the provided prompts.

By utilizing these channels, beneficiaries can stay informed about their grant status and any updates regarding the increase. This increment underscores the government’s commitment to providing essential support to vulnerable communities during challenging times.

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