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Which Grants Does SASSA Distribute

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has been providing citizens with social grants on behalf of the Department of Social Development. There are many different grants that SASSA provides, you can keep reading to find out what they are. 


Care Dependency Grant

This grant is a source of income support for caregivers who take care of children with severe mental or physical disabilities. 

Applicants must meet the following requirements to qualify for the grant:

SASSA Grants are to be Increased

There is good news and bad news regarding social grants. Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, has announced that social grants will be increased. They will increase between 1.0% and 3.4%. But sadly, the social relief of distress grant is due to come to an end in April.


Tito Mboweni announced the following increases to social grants:

SASSA Payment Dates For March

SASSA has just announced the dates when beneficiaries will get paid in March. 


These dates are as follows:

  • Older Person's Grants 3 March 2021
    • This includes any grants linked to these accounts
  • Disability Grants 4 March 2021
    • This includes any grants linked to these accounts
  • Foster Care Grants 5 March 2021
  • Care Dependency Grants 5 March 2021
  • Child Support Grants 5 March 2021


SASSA How Do I Switch my Payment Method

If you are struggling to access your SRD grant, you may need to change your payment method. You can read below to find out more! 

There are a few options that SASSA has approved:

  • Change from one payment method to another.
  • Opt from receiving the grant at the Post Office to a bank account, or vice versa.
  • Move payments from one bank to another.
  • Choose a cash send option.


To change your payment method, you can click here


How to Contact SASSA

If you are struggling to contact SASSA and are wanting to find out information about your grants or wanting to have your questions answered, you can read further to find out the details you need. 


SASSA Head Office


Tel: 012 400 2000

Toll-free: 0800 60 10 11


501 Prodnisa Building

Cnr Steve Biko & Pretorius


Private Bag X55662


Pretoria 0083

Easter Cape 

Tel: 043 707 6300 

Gain Access to SASSA Declaration and Consent Forms

To complete your SASSA applications, you need to sign a declaration and a consent form. To find out where you can get these documents, you can keep reading! 


You need to sign the declaration and consent form so that SASSA has permission to share and validate your information with other organisations and financial institutions such as SARS and banks.


To view the declaration and consent form, you can click here

SASSA Provides Details on R350 Grant Extension

President Ramaphosa has announced that the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant of R350 will be extended. SASSA released a statement elaborating on the details of the extension, including details such as that any approved applicants do not need to re-apply.  


The grant was passed after many calls from people who rely on the grant since it has either been very hard or even impossible, to find work during the pandemic. 




Latest Bursaries

The Head of Department of the Gauteng Provincial Department of Human Settlements hereby invites admitted under-graduate students to apply for bursaries to undertake full-time studies in the 2021 academic year.

Gauteng Department of Human Settlements is offering limited number of bursaries.

NAACAM, supported by MerSETA, is offering bursaries to 15 University of Technology Students. All qualifying applicants must be 2nd or 3rd year students at a University of Technology, studying Mechanical, Electrical or Electronics Engineering.


Closing date: 8 March 2021.

Converse is giving away R1 million towards student debt. Applicants can apply for the #KicktheDebt campaign or nominate deserving students. 

Closing date: 3 March 2021.

There are five scholarships available to South African citizens, all of which are for international postgraduate study. These are: 

African Housing Company (AFHCO) is holding a competition to give away a bursary worth R50 000. The R50 000 bursary will be paid directly to University of Johannesburg or Wits University. 

Closing date: 12 March 2021 (Entries received after 17:00 will not be valid and will be excluded from the draw.)


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