All SASSA payment dates 2021: Complete social grants calendar

All SASSA payment dates 2021: Complete social grants calendar

The South African Social Development Ministry has come up with a schedule for payment of social grants for the next twelve months. This move has made it easier for the beneficiaries to have a smooth sail on SASSA payment dates. The decision will also give the ministry an easier time remitting the allowances.

SASSA increase 2021 dates
SASSA increase 2021 dates. Photo: SABC News
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The South African Social Security Agency recently announced the dates for the payment of grants. Apart from the schedule, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni also reported an increase in the allowances. The details of SASSA payment dates as announced by the agency will go a long way in ensuring you show up on time for the funding.

SASSA payments

According to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, the new social grant changes will be as follows.

  • An increase of R10 for beneficiaries of child support grant; therefore, the cumulative allowance will be R460.
  • An increase of R10 for foster care grant beneficiaries; hence, the cumulative amount will be R1050.
  • An increase of R30 for old age grant beneficiaries; thus, the cumulative allowance will be R1890.
  • An increase of R30 for beneficiaries of old age over 75 grant. Therefore, the cumulative amount will be R1910.
  • An increase of R30 for war veteran grant beneficiaries. Therefore, the allowance will sum up to R1890.
  • An increase of R30 for disability grant recipients; thus, the allowance will amount to R1890.
  • An increase of R30 for recipients of the care dependency grant; hence, the allowance will be worth R1890.

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SASSA payment dates 2021 calendar

When is the next SASSA payment? The South African Social Security Agency publishes its dates for the collection of social grants monthly. However, a few changes have been made to the issue. A new model has been curated and a schedule created for the collection of grants up to 2022. You ought to check out the schedule for SASSA payment dates for 2021 and 2022.

SASSA payment dates for March 2021

According to the schedule, SASSA payment dates for 2021 March will be as follows.

  • Wednesday, 3rd of March 2021, for recipients of the older person's grant.
  • Thursday, 4th of March 2021 for individuals eligible for disability grants.
  • Friday, 5th of March 2021 for recipients of all the other grants.

If you receive more than one grant, they will be paid at the same time. For instance, if you are eligible for the disability and older person's grant, you can collect the funds either or the 3rd or 4th of March 2021.

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April 2021

SASSA forms for bank payment
SASSA forms for bank payment. Photo: South African Government News
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SASSA payment dates for April 2021 will be as follows.

  • Tuesday, 6th of April for those who qualify for the older person’s allowance.
  • Wednesday, 7th of April for recipients of disability allowance.
  • Thursday, 8th of April for individuals who are eligible for the children's grant.

The SASSA R350 social grant will be disbursed by Thursday, 8th of April 2021.

May 2021

The schedule for May is as follows.

  • Tuesday, 4th of May 2021 for beneficiaries of the older person’s allowance.
  • Wednesday, 5th of May 2021 for individuals who legitimately benefit from disability allowance.
  • Thursday, 6th of May 2021 for those who qualify for children's grant allowance.

The SASSA R350 will not be available since it expires by the 1st of May 2021.

June 2021

In June, the schedule will be as follows.

  • Thursday, 3rd of June 2021 for individuals eligible for older person’s allowance.
  • Friday, 4th of June 2021 for those who benefit from disability allowance.
  • Monday, 7th of June 2021 for people eligible for children's grant.

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July 2021

In July 2021, the collection of the allowances is as follows.

  • Tuesday, 6th of July 2021 for individuals eligible for the older person’s allowance.
  • Wednesday, 7th of July 2021 for those qualifying for disability allowance.
  • Thursday, 8th of July 2021 for people who benefit from the children's grant.

August 2021

How much is a SASSA child grant 2021?
How much is a SASSA child grant 2021? Photo: South African Government News
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SASSA payments for August 2021 will be as follows.

  • Tuesday, 3rd of August 2021 for recipients of older person’s allowance.
  • Wednesday, 4th of August 2021 for individuals eligible for disability allowance.
  • Thursday, 5th of August 2021 for recipients of children's grant.

September 2021

SASSA pay dates for September 2021 are as follows.

  • Friday, 3rd of September 2021 for recipients of older person’s allowance.
  • Monday, 6th of September 2021 for individuals collecting disability allowance.
  • Tuesday, 7th of September 2021 for individuals qualified for the children's grant.

October 2021

SASSA grant payment dates for October 2021 are as follows.

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  • Tuesday, 5th of October 2021 for those collecting older person’s allowance.
  • Wednesday, 6th of October 2021 for individuals collecting disability allowance.
  • Thursday, 7th of October 2021 for recipients of children's grant.

November 2021

The collection of social grants South Africa in November 2021 will be as follows.

  • Wednesday, 3rd of November 2021 for those who qualify for the older person’s allowance.
  • Thursday, 4th of November 2021 for recipients of disability allowance.
  • Friday, 5th of November 2021 for individuals who rightfully qualify for the children's grant.

December 2021

The schedule for allocation and collection of allowances in December 2021 will be as follows.

  • Wednesday, 1st of December 2021 for individuals eligible for the older person’s allowance.
  • Thursday, 2nd of December 2021 for those who qualify for disability allowance.
  • Friday, 3rd of December 2021 for recipients of children's grant.

January 2022

Payment of Social grants South Africa in January 2022 will be as follows.

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  • Tuesday, 4th of January 2022 for beneficiaries of older person’s allowance.
  • Wednesday, 5th of January 2022 for individuals who qualify for disability allowance.
  • Thursday, 6th of January 2022 for recipients of children's grant.

February 2022

In February 2022, SASSA grant payment dates will be as follows.

  • Thursday, 3rd of February 2022 for collection of older person’s allowance.
  • Friday, 4th of February 2022 for individuals legible for disability allowance.
  • Monday, 7th of February 2022 for recipients of children's grant.

March 2022

SASSA payouts for March 2022 are scheduled as follows.

  • Thursday, 3rd of March 2022 for payment of older person’s allowance.
  • Friday, 4th of March 2022 for collection of disability allowance.
  • Monday, 7th of March 2022 for the remission of children's grant.

SASSA also addressed the concern about the expiry of the South African Post Office Card. The agency dismissed the claims of the expiry of the card on the 31st of March 2021. However, it urged users to consider replacing the card as indicated by the South African Reserve Bank.

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According to the statement,

The cards will have to be replaced, as indicated by the SA Reserve Bank report. However, there is no set date by which this must be done. Information on the card replacement will be made public in due course,
SASSA clients have the right to choose their payment method, and there is nothing that forces the clients who are currently being paid through the South Africa Post Office to change to bank accounts. They will still be paid using the current SASSA-SAPO card beyond April 2021.

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More than six million South Africans benefited from the Social Relief of Distress Fund. The Social Relief of Distress Fund came into effect in April 2020. However, the grant was temporary, and its remission will end in May 2021.

However, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the ANC had resolved to create a Basic Income Grant. The Basic Income Grant would essentially replace the R350 grant in is current form. However, the matter is still under debate since the government's purse-strings are somehow tight.

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This comprehensive list of SASSA payment dates 2021 would a long way in ensuring beneficiaries do not miss out on their allowances. The details on the increase would also come in handy in helping them plan how much they should expect on the day of collection.

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DISCLAIMER: This article is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional advice or help and should not be relied on to make decisions of any kind. Any action you take upon the information presented in this article is strictly at your own risk and responsibility!

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