SASSA Payment Dates for April 2024

If you’re among the 17 million South Africans who rely on support from the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), you’re likely eagerly anticipating the arrival of your April payment date. You don’t need to wait any longer as SASSA grant payments for April 2024 begin next week, and the disbursement starts on Wednesday, April 3rd

SASSA Payment Dates For April 2024

This article details the exact schedule for Old Age Pensions, Disability Grants, Child Support, and other grants. Whether you’re planning your budget or just want to be informed, keep reading for all the SASSA payment dates for April!

SASSA Grants Payment Dates for April 2024

While specific dates may vary depending on the type of grant and the method of payment (whether through banks, merchants, or cash pay points), SASSA ensures that payments are made promptly and without delay.

Here is an overview of the payment dates for April 2024:

Old Age Grant Payment Date:

Beneficiaries receiving the Old Age Grant will receive their payments on 3rd April 2024.

Disability Grant Payment Date:

Individuals receiving the Disability Grant will receive their payments on April 4, 2024.

Child Support, Foster Care and Care Dependency Grant Payment Date:

The beneficiaries of Child Support, Foster Care and Care Dependency Grants will receive their payments on 5 April 2024.

Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant Payment Date:

Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant: Those eligible for Social Relief of Distress will receive payments between April 25 and April 29, 2024. The beneficiaries of SRD R350 grant are advised to check their SASSA status regularly to get updated about their exact payment date.

While the payment dates are fixed, they can be changed due to any unforeseen circumstances or public holidays. Although such changes are not common, if they occur, the payment dates are rescheduled to one day earlier or later to make sure the beneficiaries receive their payments on time.

Note: SASSA deposits your money on a provided schedule to your account and you also have the flexibility to collect it at a later time. 

Updated April Payment Amounts

As, the SASSA grants increased from this month, April 2024, the new amounts for the grants will be as followed:

Grant TypeGrant Amount
Old Age Grant (60 to 75)R2,180
Old Age Grant (75 & Above)R2,200
Disability GrantR2,180
Child Support GrantR530
War Veterans GrantR2,200
Care Dependency GrantR2,180
Foster Child GrantR1,180
SRD R350 GrantR370

Why SASSA Payments Matter?

SASSA payments are more than just financial transactions. For many recipients, they are a lifeline that helps them meet basic needs like food, housing, and healthcare. Whether it’s the Old Age Grant supporting elderly citizens, the Disability Grant assisting those with disabilities, or the Child Support Grant helping families raise their children, these payments make a significant difference in the lives of countless individuals.

What things affect SASSA Payment Dates?

SASSA always tries to deliver payments on their scheduled date, but there can be some events that affect the payment dates. These event happens rarely and are the following:

  • Public Holidays: SASSA carefully considers all public holidays when announcing payment dates and adjusts the schedule accordingly. But still, if there is any public holiday that falls on the payment date, SASSA will reschedule the date to make it one day earlier or later.
  • Weekends: SASSA takes weekends into account when scheduling payment dates. However, if a payment date falls on a weekend, SASSA will adjust it to the preceding or following weekday.
  • Unforeseen Circumstances: Sometimes unexpected things happen, like technical problems or natural disasters. When this occurs, SASSA may need to change payment dates to sort things out.
  • Administrative Changes: SASSA might change payment dates if they make changes to how they do things. They try to keep disruptions minimal, but sometimes adjustments are needed. If any adjustments are made to dates, they will announce them promptly.


In conclusion, if you’re eagerly awaiting your SASSA payment for April 2024, you can rest assured knowing that the disbursement process begins next week, starting on Wednesday, April 3rd. This article has provided a clear breakdown of payment dates for various grants, ensuring you stay informed and prepared. Remember, while the dates are generally fixed, occasional adjustments may occur due to unforeseen circumstances or public holidays.


SASSA grant payments for April 2024 will commence next week, starting on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024.

The April 2024 payment schedule covers various grants, including the Old Age Grant, Disability Grant, Child Support Grant, Foster Care Grant, Care Dependency Grant, and Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant.

While most payment dates are fixed, they may vary depending on the type of grant. Old Age Grants are scheduled for April 3rd, Disability Grants for April 4th, and Child Support, Foster Care, and Care Dependency Grants for April 5th, 2024.

If you are eligible for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant, payments will be made between April 25th and April 29th, 2024. You should check your SASSA status regularly for updates on your exact payment date.

While payment dates are generally fixed, they may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as public holidays, weekends, technical issues, or administrative adjustments. SASSA strives to inform beneficiaries promptly about any changes to payment dates.

SASSA deposits payments into the provided bank account and also allows collection at designated pay points. Beneficiaries have the flexibility to choose their preferred method of collection.

If you have additional questions or concerns about SASSA payments, you can contact your nearest SASSA office or visit the official SASSA website for more information and assistance.

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  1. Hi is just want to know wats happening in still pending for April and it’s already may ….

  2. It’s May and April SRD is still pending. ???? All Sassa posts say payment between 25th and 30th April. Icalled the Sassa help-line and they couldn’t even say why. The call center says I must call Sassa directly… What is the point of the call center???

  3. Hi there I just want to know I was approved in Feb. March are still pending its now April. I did update my details can you tell me what can be the problem .

  4. Hi… For some reason my status was pending for approval even after the 29th and later on declined because of alternative income… From where I don’t even know

  5. Hello there , i tried applying for the SRD grant R350 , it says application failed and before i was depending on the children’s grant since now am 18 i had to apply for the R350 , please help

  6. Good day,
    My grandma tried to collect her old age grant at a Pick n Pay store but was told by the cashier that its declined. Can you please tell me why this would happen?

  7. I don’t understand why srd are checking our account for giving us 350 because I am not working. I am applying without any luck of getting a job what must I live on.

  8. I have been approve for 10 months with no paydates after i chance my bank details i only got payment for 2 months

  9. Hello
    I didn’t got R350 for last month on march and when I check on status it’s still pending,now it’s April…is something went wrong?

    1. I didn’t get mine too..can we get a chance or is a decline?because they have been declining me I never got all my R350 like anyone else and I don’t have a work

  10. I’m really heart sore because someone is using my bank account for someone to sent them cash but now I’ve been declined for srd since January and me and my kids are hungry I don’t know what to do

  11. Good afternoon my name is dawn bergman i was approved for February but no pay date what is happening

  12. My grant is declined without a reason. I just want to know why because I don’t have means of income as stated on my application. Do I qualify or not? Thanks

    1. Hi Monica,

      There must be a reason showing with your declined status. Can you please let me know what the reason SASSA shows for your grant declination?

  13. I no longer have the numbers I registered for srd I’m using a new number how do I change to receive the srd with my new number?

    1. Good afternoon. When I check my status is reads “decline”. What does it mean. As payment dates have stopped reflecting.

      1. Hi John,

        It means that your grant is declined for April 2024. Can you please let me know the reason it shows along with declination?

  14. Good day, I’m Salama Theunissen. I’ve applied for Srd but still dont get it when I phone they just say they will contact me but they dont how can they let a 57 years old woman whos not even working suffer like this ive got nothing please assist me as soon possible

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