How to Check SASSA Payout Date

By ED Curtson •  Updated: 09/30/22 •  7 min read

South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is a government agency established in 2005 to give out social grants to South Africans who need them the most. SASSA works on behalf of the Department of Social Development to roll out a host of grants. SASSA grants are divided into permanent and temporary grants. While some people can receive both types, others are only eligible for one type of grant for SASA payout. 


SASSA Payout Date

SASSA can take up to 90 days to process your application for a grant, after which you will start getting paid from the day you applied. If your application is not approved, SASSA will send you a message with the reasons. You can appeal to the Minister of Social Development within 90 days of being notified of your unsuccessful application. 

Here is a list of permanent grants and their eligibility criteria.

Older Persons Grant

Disability Grant 

Care Dependency Grant

Foster Child Grant 

Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant 

The COVID-19 pandemic caused lockdowns in South Africa and unemployment and made life difficult for a lot of people. That is why SASSA now pays out the Special Covid-19 grant to assist South Africans who are in dire need of financial assistance. 


Social Relief of Distress Grant

War Veterans Grant 

Sassa r350 payout date

The South African government has reinstated the temporary monthly financial aid of R350, and SASSA will be responsible for its distribution. It is to support people who cannot fend for themselves, and it will end in March 2023. This aid is known as the Social Relief of Distress Grant. The government stopped rolling out the grant earlier this year but has decided to bring it back and let more people receive it. 

Henceforth, unemployed caregivers who are receiving the Child Support Grant can also apply for this grant. This grant is temporary, and there is no specific date for SASSA payout. SASSA will contact current recipients of this grant through text to inform them of the payment date. Furthermore, SASSA will calculate the sum of the months that they owe you and payout when the time is right. However, new applicants should not expect any back payment because SASSA starts distributing this grant from the month they apply. 

Applicants must meet up these eligibility criteria to apply:

SASSA requires certain information from applicants, and here is an outline of those requirements:

Sassa payment and dates 

The following are the SASSA payment and dates for permanent grants. 

  1. SASSA will start paying Older People’s grants from the 03rd of August 2021. It also includes any grants that are linked to the accounts. 
  2. SASSA will pay out Disability grants from the 04th of August 2021, and it includes any grants linked to the accounts. 
  3. SASSA will start paying out other grants, such as the Foster Child Grant and War Veteran’s Grant, from the 05th of August 2021. 


The aforementioned SASSA payout and payment dates are when SASSA will start payment, but it doesn’t mean the payments will stop rolling out after that day. It is not compulsory to withdraw money on the payout day because once the money enters a person’s account, that’s where it stays. Additionally, rushing to collect money on the same day causes congestion which is unhealthy, especially now that the country is still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. 

Grant suspension and lapse 

Your grant can be suspended under the following conditions:

Your grant can lapse under the following conditions 

If you have any inquiries, reach the SASSA office through any of the following:

Physical office: SASSA House, 501 Prodinsa Building, Cnr Steve Biko & Pretorius Streets, Pretoria

Tel: 012 400 2000 / 0800 601 011


Postal: Private Bag X55662, Arcadia, 0083

Fax: 012 400 2257