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New SASSA Grants For 2024 Now Available

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New SASSA Grants For 2024 Now Available

New SASSA Grants For 2024 Now Available. Millions of South Africans receiving social grants from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will receive higher grant payments in April 2024 as the new Sassa grant increases are now in effect.

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Sassa Grant Increases Announced

The increase in social grant amounts was announced by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana during his 2024 Budget Speech in February. All permanent Sassa grants, including the Older Persons pension grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant, Care Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top-Up, and Grant-in-aid, have been increased.

Details Of The Increases

  • Older Persons, Disability, War Veterans, and Care Dependency Grants will see a total increase of R100. However, beneficiaries will only see a R90 increase in April, with the remaining R10 increase being implemented later in the year.
  • The Foster Child Grant has been increased by R50, taking the monthly amount to R1,180.
  • The Child Support Grant will see a R20 increase, bringing the monthly amount to R530. Beneficiaries receiving the Child Support Grant Top-Up will now receive a total of R780 per month (R530 + R250).

SRD Grant Increase Announced

The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, also known as the R350 grant, will also be increased in April. This was announced by Minister Godongwana in March 2024. Beneficiaries will now receive R370 per month, reflecting a R20 or 5.7% increase from the previous amount.

Updated SASSA Grant Amounts For April 2024

  • Older Persons grant: R2,180
  • Older Persons (75 years and older): R2,200
  • Disability grant: R2,180
  • War Veterans grant: R2,200
  • Child Support grant: R530
  • Child Support grant (Top-up): R530 + R250
  • Care Dependency grant: R2,180
  • Foster Care grant: R1,180
  • SRD Grant: R370

Conclusion

These increased Sassa grant payments will be a welcomed relief for millions of grant beneficiaries who rely on this support to survive every month. Approximately 18 million people benefit from permanent grants and 9 million people benefit from the SRD grant every month.

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Appeals For May 2024 SASSA Grants R370

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Appeals For May 2024 SASSA Grants R370

Appeals For May 2024 SASSA Grants R370. Every month, thousands of South Africans apply for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, provided by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). While many applications are successful, some are unfortunately rejected. If your application for the R370 Sassa grant for May 2024 has been turned down, don’t lose hope – you have the option to appeal.

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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa)

distributes several permanent grants aimed at assisting financially vulnerable people living in South Africa. Grants include the Older Persons pension grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant, Care Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top-Up, and Grant-in-aid. Since 2020, Sassa has also provided the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to unemployed individuals.

The initial value for the SRD grant was R350 per month. In March 2024, the Finance Minister announced an increase, setting the value at R370 per month, effective since 1 April.

SRD grant applications are accepted monthly. Some R370 Sassa grant applications will be rejected, prompting Sassa to allow rejected applicants to submit a Sassa appeal.

The R370 SRD Grant

Initially set at R350 per month, the SRD grant saw an increase in March 2024, with its value now standing at R370 per month, effective from April 1.

Submitting an SRD Grant Appeal Application

If your application for the R370 Sassa grant has been rejected, you have the option to appeal. Follow these steps to lodge an appeal:

  1. Visit the SRD grant appeals Sassa website.
  2. Click on the green bar labeled ‘click here to lodge an appeal or check Sassa appeal status’.
  3. Enter your ID number and cellphone number.
  4. Click ‘send pin’ and wait for the verification pin to arrive via SMS.
  5. Enter the pin and click ‘submit’.
  6. Select the month you are appealing for and choose the reason for your appeal from the drop-down menu.
  7. Click ‘submit’.

Tracking Your Sassa SRD Grant Appeal Status

After submitting your appeal, it’s essential to track its status. Follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Sassa Appeals Website.
  2. Enter your ID number and telephone number.
  3. Click ‘track appeal’.

Alternatively, you can inquire about your appeal status by calling the Sassa Call Centre at 0800 601 011.

Don’t be disheartened if your initial application is rejected. By following the appeal process, you stand a chance of receiving the much-needed financial assistance provided by the R370 Sassa grant for May 2024. Stay informed and persistent throughout the process to ensure your appeal receives the attention it deserves.

Conclusion

The ability to appeal a rejected R370 SASSA grant application offers hope to those in need. By following the simple steps outlined, applicants can potentially secure the financial assistance they require, ensuring their well-being during challenging times.

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