SASSA Grant Payment Dates for January 2024

The new year is right around the corner. If you rely on South Africa’s social assistance grants, you need to know exactly when your January 2024 payments are coming. Use this handy calendar to plan for when your SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) benefits will hit your account.

Having your specific grant payment date is key for effective budgeting. This overview covers all the major SASSA grant types, including:

  • Older Person’s Grant
  • Disability Grant
  • Child Support Grant
  • Foster Child Grant
  • Care Dependency Grant
  • War Veteran’s Grant

Read on to find your grant in the lists below and get your crucial January 2024 payment date!


Mark Your Calendar: Key January Dates

Wednesday, January 3:

  • Older Person’s Grant

Thursday, January 4:

  • Disability Grant

Friday, January 5:

  • Child Support Grant
  • Foster Child Grant
  • Care Dependency Grant
  • War Veteran’s Grant

When Will Any Linked Grants Arrive?

If you receive other grant funds deposited into the account of a parent, spouse, etc., those additional payments will follow the primary grant’s schedule.

For example:

  • A caregiver’s Child Support Grant paid into their mom’s Older Person’s Grant account will arrive on the 3rd.
  • A spouse’s Disability Grant linked to their partner’s account will be paid on the 4th.

The primary grant recipient’s payment date determines the linked grant schedule.

What If Dates Fall on Weekends?

If the scheduled calendar date lands on a Saturday or Sunday, the payment will be issued the Friday before instead.

For instance, if the 5th were a Sunday, the Child Support Grant would arrive Friday, January 4.

Payment Order and Priority

SASSA structures its monthly payment schedule by:

  • Paying Older Person’s Grants first
  • Following with Disability Grants the next day
  • Disbursing remaining grant types two days later

This method prioritizes the elderly and disabled each month.

Confirming Your Precise Date

While this SASSA calendar is consistent, you can verify your exact January payment date by:

  • Checking the SASSA website
  • Calling the SASSA helpline
  • Visiting your local office
  • Reviewing social media announcements

Avoid Delays in Your January Payment

To ensure you get paid accurately and on time:

  • Confirm SASSA has your latest contact information
  • Notify SASSA promptly of any changes or issues
  • Know your grant type and payment date
  • Follow up right away if your January funds don’t arrive as scheduled

With this handy calendar overview, you can plan and budget for your January 2024 SASSA grant payments. Just be sure to confirm your precise date and follow up with SASSA if anything seems amiss. Here’s to a successful start to the new year!

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