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Here Are Some Changes in SRD Grant Payment For December 2023



Here Are Some Changes in SRD Grant Payment For December 2023

Here Are Some Changes in SRD Grant Payment For December 2023. Every month, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) disburses over 18 million grants to vulnerable individuals, offering crucial support for basic needs. With December approaching, beneficiaries must stay informed about the grant amounts and payment dates. This article delves into the specifics of Sassa grants for December 2023, including eligibility criteria, payment amounts, and methods.

Sassa Grant Overview

Sassa manages a variety of social grants, encompassing support for children, older persons, disability, war veterans, and special relief during crises like the Covid-19 pandemic. The agency is pivotal in assisting South African individuals and families in affording essential goods and services.

Grant Amounts for December 2023

For December 2023, the grant amounts are as follows:

  • Older Persons grant: R2,090
  • Older Persons (75 years and older): R2,110
  • Disability grant: R2,090
  • War Veterans grant: R2,110
  • Child Support grant: R510
  • Child Support grant (Top-up): R510 + R250
  • Care Dependency grant: R2,090
  • Foster Care grant: R1,130
  • Grant-In-Aid: R510
  • Social Relief of Distress Grant: R350

SRD Payment Dates for December 2023

The first week of December is reserved for the payment of permanent social grants. The specific dates are as follows:

  • December 18, 2023
  • December 22, 2023

Special Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant

SRD grants will be paid to beneficiaries from December 18 to December 22. Beneficiaries are encouraged to check their payment dates on the SRD website during this period.

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SRD Grant Increases

Sassa Grant beneficiaries received increases in April and October 2023. However, the R350 SRD grant has not seen an increase due to fiscal constraints, despite a proposal submitted to the National Treasury.

Sassa Status Check

To confirm approval for the Sassa grant each month, beneficiaries can perform a status check using their ID number and associated cellphone number.

Payment Methods and Collection

Beneficiaries can collect grants through various methods, including bank accounts, retail outlets (Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer, Usave, Checkers), mobile cash pay points, and Sassa Gold Cards. Sassa has extended the validity of gold cards until the end of 2023.


As December unfolds, beneficiaries are advised to stay informed about Sassa grant payments, check their status regularly, and utilize convenient collection methods. Sassa’s ongoing efforts play a vital role in providing financial assistance to those in need.

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