Social Grant SASSA Payments Dates for May 2024

Recently, there may have been some confusion regarding SASSA grant payments. While there haven’t been additional increases in May 2024, an increase in grant amounts did occur in April 2024. This article will clarify any confusion regarding SASSA Payments Dates May 2024.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) plays a vital role in supporting South Africans through various social grants. These grants provide necessary financial support to elderly citizens, individuals with disabilities, children, and other affected groups.

SASSA Payments Dates May 2024

Understanding the SASSA Social Grant Payment Increase

The SASSA social grant system serves as a safety net for individuals and families facing socio-economic challenges. It provides financial assistance to various groups, including the elderly, people with disabilities, and caretakers of children. The recent increase in grant payments in April 2024 reflects the government’s commitment to addressing poverty and inequality across the country.

The decision to raise social grant payments is influenced by several factors, including inflation rates, rising living costs, and the need to ensure the well-being of vulnerable citizens. By adjusting the grant amounts, SASSA aims to minimise the financial strain experienced by recipients and enable them to afford essential facilities.

SASSA Payments Dates May 2024

SASSA distributes social grants monthly, with designated payment dates for each grant category (e.g., Old Age Pension, Disability Grant, Child Support Grant). These payment dates are pre-determined and published by SASSA in advance. Here are the SASSA payment dates for May 2024.

Type of SASSA GrantsPayment Dates
Older Person GrantsFriday, 3 May 2024
Disability GrantsMonday, 6 May 2024
Child Support and all remaining grantsTuesday, 7 May 2024


It’s important to note that the recent increase in grant amounts took effect in April 2024, not May 2024. These awards will get a further rise in October 2024. 

Here’s a quick overview of the new payment amounts (effective April 2024) compared to previous rates:

  • Old Age Pension: Increased from R2,090 to R2,180 (R90 increase)
  • Disability Grant: Increased from R2,090 to R2,180 (R90 increase)
  • Child Support Grant: Increased from R510 to R530 (R20 increase)
  • Foster Child Grant: Increased from R1,080 to R1,180 (R50 increase)
  • In-Aid Grant: Increased from R500 to R530 (R30 increase)

This grant increase helps beneficiaries survive inflation and manage rising costs of essentials like groceries and transportation. It’s a positive step towards ensuring these grants remain a true safety net for affected South Africans.

SASSA Payments Dates May 2024

How to Check Your SASSA Payment Status

If you’re unsure about the status of your SASSA payment or the amount you should expect to receive, here are some helpful resources:

1. SASSA Status Check via Online Website

    Our website offers a convenient way to check your SASSA payment status online. Here’s the process:

    • Visit our website here.
    • Locate the “SASSA Status Check” section.
    • Enter your valid South African ID number and phone number you used during your SASSA application process in the designated field.
    • Click the “Check Status” button.
    • The result will be on your screen.

    In addition to our website, you can also explore other avenues to confirm your SASSA payment status:

    2. SASSA Status Check via WhatsApp

      For those who prefer a mobile approach, SASSA offers a WhatsApp status check option. Here’s the lowdown:

      • Update the contacts on your phone with the SASSA WhatsApp number (082 046 8553).
      • Open WhatsApp and start a chat with the saved number.
      • Send a simple message that reads “Status [Your ID Number]” (Replace “[Your ID Number]” with your South African ID number).
      • SASSA will then respond with a message detailing the current status of your application.

      3. SASSA Status Check via SMS

        You can send an SMS with the message “SASSA [ID Number]” (replace [ID Number] with your South African ID) to 082 046 8553. You should receive a response with your SASSA payment status.

        4. SASSA Status Check via Phone Call

          Contact SASSA’s toll-free number at 0800 601 011. Be prepared to answer identification questions when prompted by the automated system or a live representative.

          5. SASSA Status Check via Local SASSA Office

            Visit your nearest SASSA office in person. A representative is available to help you with any inquiries you may have or concerns about the status of your payout.


            We hope this blog clarifies any confusion regarding SASSA social grant payments in May 2024. The increased grant amounts took effect in April 2024, and May 2024 payments reflect these adjustments. Remember, our SASSA Status Check website offers a range of resources to empower you with SASSA knowledge. Visit us today and explore the tools and information that can assist you on your SASSA journey. With SASSA’s continued support, a brighter future awaits many South Africans.

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