SASSA Social Grant Payment dates for January 2023

Social Grant Payment dates for January 2023′

** Older Persons – 03 January 2023

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** Disability Grants – 04 January 2023

** All other Grants – 05 January 2023

After all the Social Grants have been paid for, the R350 SRD Grant payments will start.

Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grants
Applications for the different COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress furnish are solely electronic. If you want assistance to apply, SASSA workforce and appointed volunteers can assist.

The Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress quantity is R350 per month, from the date it is approved. Applicants will be paid from the month in which they observe – there will be no backpay.

Applicants ought to be:

South African Citizens, Permanent Residents or Refugees registered with Home Affairs;
Resident inside the borders of the Republic of South Africa;
Above the age of 18;
Not receiving any income;
Not receiving any social grant;
Not receiving any unemployment insurance plan advantage and does no longer qualify to acquire unemployment insurance plan benefits;

Not receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme;
Not receiving any different authorities COVID-19 response support; and
Not resident in a authorities funded or subsidised institution.
What records is required:

Identity Number;
Name and Surname as captured in the ID (and initials);

Gender and Disability;
Banking important points – Bank Name and Account Number;
Contact small print – Cell telephone number;
Proof of Residential Address;

SASSA does no longer require any applicant to scan in helping archives such as ID, proof of tackle or financial institution statements.

By lodging an application, candidates supply consent for SASSA to validate the monetary and different data in opposition to records sources held through authorities and monetary establishments – along with SA Revenue Services and banks.

The provision of false statistics in an effort to qualify for the supply is an offence and will end result in prosecution.

How to apply:

WhatsApp: 0600 123 456 and pick SASSA
USSD: 1347737#

E-mail: (link sends e-mail)
Call centre IVR: 0800 60 10 11

No paper based totally purposes will be accepted.
Payment will be effected thru a channel of your choice.
Citizens barring financial institution debts can additionally apply. In this case charge will be effected thru a cash transfer, as soon as all the crucial validations have been completed.
Once functions are approved, SASSA will request affirmation of financial institution account via a tightly closed website online – this will also be completed electronically.

Any applicant has the proper to request affirmation that this request is from SASSA to guard themselves.
APPLICATIONS ARE FREE: There is no cost to observe – candidates are recommended no longer to purchase “application forms” – these are no longer authentic and will now not be processed.
Applicants are recommended no longer to supply their banking small print to anyone.
SASSA will solely request banking facts as soon as the utility has been approved.
All beneficiaries and candidates must in no way provide their PIN variety or the CVV range on the returned of the banking card to anybody – now not even SASSA.
Change charge preference

Clients can change from one fee approach to another
opt from receiving the furnish at the Post Office to a financial institution account of their preference or vice versa
move their repayments from one financial institution to another
choose a money ship choice the usage of a mobile phone registerd in their title only
The above choices will solely be open from three to 9 August.

Change your charge desire with the aid of travelling

Check the popularity of your application


Additional measures
Child aid provide beneficiaries will acquire an greater R300 in May and from June to October they will get hold of an extra R500 every month.

All different furnish beneficiaries will obtain an more R250 per month for the subsequent six months.
In addition, a unique Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress supply of R350 a month for the subsequent 6 months will be paid to men and women who are presently unemployed and do now not acquire any different structure of social furnish or UIF payment. (The Department of Social Development will trouble the necessities wanted to get admission to and practice for this funding.)

The South African Social Security Agency – SASSA – will enforce a technology-based answer to roll out meals help at scale via vouchers and money transfers to make sure that assist reaches these who want it quicker and greater efficiently.
In addition, the Department of Social Development has partnered with the Solidarity Fund, NGOs and community-based firms to distribute 250,000 meals parcels throughout the us of a over the subsequent two weeks.

Payment of grants
Social supply repayments thru financial institution ATMs and retail outlets

Confirmation was once acquired from Banking Association of South Africa (BASA) that banks are prepared for the charge cycle. ATMs will be restocked in time for the price cycle which begins on 30 March.

Banks will additionally raise messaging reminding clients of precedence for older humans and men and women with disability.

Retail shops have tested readiness. List of excessive extent shops simply acquired and will be shared with NATJOC to aid SANDF and SAPS with help planning. Retailers verified their personal containment


Social furnish repayments at money pay points

SASSA will install at least one supervisor to every pay factor to help with queue administration and to attend to enquiries – workforce will have defensive equipment (masks and gloves) and lift hand sanitizer
SAPO has dedicated to having hand sanitizer for all customers – will be sanitized simply prior to becoming a member of quick queue for payment

Access to pay factors will be confined to manage social distancing
SAPO body of workers to be geared up with masks and gloves
Security workforce will be geared up with masks and gloves
PostBank name centre (available 24/7) on 0800 fifty three fifty four fifty five to deal with issues and complaints associated to SASSA/SAPO playing cards – card replacement, PIN resets and non-payment
As from May 2020 incapacity and Older Persons Grants will be paid from the 4th day of the month. All different gives you will be paid from the sixth of each and every month.

Grant recipients are required to lift their Identity Documents and South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) playing cards when visiting on public transport, to help regulation enforcement efforts. (

Grants will be paid. There is no want to withdraw all the money at once, or to go to factors the place giant numbers of human beings congregate. Once the furnish cash is in the account, it will continue to be there, regardless of when it is accessed.

Social alleviation of misery meals parcels

SASSA will problem Social Relief of Distress (SRD) in the shape of meals parcels as a transient provision of help meant for men and women in such dire want that they are unable to meet their or their families’ most simple needs. SRD is paid to South African citizens, everlasting residents or refugees who have inadequate means. This is the standards for these who can qualify:

Those receiving transient incapacity can provide that lapsed in March 2020;
Those who have had mess ups in their communities such as floods and fires as described in the Disaster Management Act, 1978;
If a breadwinner in the household has handed on and utility is made inside 12 months of date of death;
If anyone in a family is unemployed and wishes authorities help in the shape of meals parcels;
Child headed household;

If you can’t work for scientific motives for a length of six months

In phrases of Application process, an utility for social comfort of misery or a social provide may also be lodged electronically over and above any different accessible capability of lodging such applications. The measures relevant encompass sending a WhatsApp message to 0600 123 456 and deciding on SASSA or an E-mail to sends e-mail).

Find out how you can get the assist you need, go to

Call Centre

SASSA name centre 0800 60 10 11
Call centre on hand working hours only
Link to Postbank name centre for SASSA/SAPO card associated enquiries