SASSA Announces May 2024 Grant Payments: Mark Your Calendar

SASSA has officially released its payment schedule for social grants in May 2024.

The disbursement of funds, designed to support vulnerable populations, will prioritize the country’s elderly, individuals living with disabilities, and families in need of child support.

Key Takeaways:

Staggered Payments Promote Safety, Reduce Crowds

The Older Persons Grant will kick off the grant disbursement cycle on Friday, May 3rd, 2024.

For those needing disability support, SASSA payments will commence on Monday, May 6th, 2024.

Families relying on the Child Support Grant will see their funds deposited beginning on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024.

SASSA encourages a relaxed approach to grant collection. There is no need to rush to withdraw funds on the first day of disbursement.

SASSA assures beneficiaries that their money will be safely accessible throughout the payout period.

This staggered approach aims to reduce overcrowding and promote safe withdrawal practices.

Convenient Withdrawal Options Prioritize Security

For maximum security, SASSA recommends that beneficiaries take advantage of various withdrawal options.

ATMS, point-of-sale devices in stores, and bank transfers allow for convenient access to grants without the risk of carrying large amounts of cash.

Understanding Potential Delays

While SASSA intends for grant disbursements to run smoothly, unforeseen circumstances can occasionally cause delays.

Public holidays might temporarily impact bank or SASSA office operating schedules.

Beneficiaries are advised to check official calendars for holiday adjustments that could affect the distribution of grants.

Additionally, SASSA reminds beneficiaries that providing accurate banking information is crucial for a timely payment process.

Lastly, as SASSA routinely verifies eligibility requirements, changes in circumstances such as income level or employment status may affect grant access.

Where to Find Help and Information

SASSA’s commitment to providing clear, accessible information for grant beneficiaries is evident through their website ( and their toll-free number (0800 60 10 11).

Those concerned about the status of their grant, or individuals who believe they have been wrongly denied, are encouraged to use these resources to find answers or lodge an appeal.

Protect Your Grant, Protect Yourself

To safeguard hard-earned grants, SASSA strongly advises that beneficiaries keep their SASSA cards and PINs strictly confidential.

This simple act of vigilance can prevent unauthorized access to funds and protect the financial security of South Africa’s most vulnerable citizens.