LATEST update: June 2024 SASSA Old-age pension grants (2024)

Following the uncertainty of the General Elections, June 2024 SASSA Old-age pension grants are next payable this coming Tuesday 4 June 2024. As the future of Mzansi hangs in the balance after the nation’s closest vote in 30 years, qualifying beneficiaries of June 2024 SASSA Old-age pension grants are encouraged to spend and save their money wisely.

Don’t forget that recent 12.8% electricity tariff hikes from Eskom have far outpaced inflation, and the South African Social Security Agency‘s 4.8% grant increases earlier in the year. While it has dropped from over 6.0% in recent weeks, food inflation data of everyday items has also been particularly volatile this year. Plus, as coalition governments with the ANC will undoubtedly form in the coming weeks, who knows what will happen to SASSA grants in the medium to long term.

JUNE 2024 SASSA OLD-AGE PENSION GRANTS

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Considering all of the above, the outlook for our most vulnerable citizens is not ideal. Beneficiaries effectively have less to spend on groceries and living expenses than they did last month, despite no change to June 2024 SASSA Old-age pension grants.

Currently, old-age pensioners are paid R2 180 (over 60) and R2 200 (over 75). People with disabilities receive R2 180. These will increase again in October 2024 by a nominal R10. However, studies by academics from the University of Cape Town believe this is nowhere near enough to satisfy the number of mouths beneficiaries are feeding.

MORE THAN ONE MOUTH TO FEED

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Academics have found that roughly 4-million old-age pension beneficiaries support households of four or more. And the average income in one of these households is just R6850 (or R1 370 per person). As a result, those actually receiving a June 2024 SASSA Old-age pension often have to sacrifice chronic medication, healthcare, even electricity, just to keep food on the table.

Old-age pensioners who do not receive sufficient financial assistance in their later years are 50% more likely to suffer from illnesses/complications in later life. Specifically, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and sight, mobility and cognitive difficulties. That’s why it is so essential that we look after our elderly who have helped build this country.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SASSA OLD-AGE GRANT

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According to the agency website, you or a loved one with signed permission apply for a government old-age pension at any SASSA branch. You must be 60 years of age or older and have the following items:

  • 13-digit bar-coded identity document (ID).
  • Proof of your marital status.
  • A proof of residence (utility bill with your name on it).
  • Papers confirming your proof of income and/or dividend.
  • Information regarding all your assets, including the value of the property you own.
  • Declaration of a private pension (if applicable).
  • Three months’ statements certified by your bank.
  • Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) membership ‘blue book’ or discharge certificate from your previous employer.
  • Copy of your will and first and final liquidation and distribution accounts if you were married but your spouse has passed away in the last five years.

To have a loved one, family member or friend apply on your behalf, they will need a letter from you and/or a doctor explaining why you cannot visit the office yourself. All of the above documentation must be taken to a police station and certified by a commissioner of oaths. Then, complete all the relevant application forms handed to you by the SASSA officer. Note that these forms are not available online to complete beforehand.

PASS THE MEANS AND ASSET TEST

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To ensure no one takes advantage of the South African Social Security Agency, there is an asset and means test you must pass to be eligible for June 2024 SASSA Old-age pension. Here are the details:

  • If you’re single, your statements must show you do not earn more than R8 070 per month (R96 840 per year).
  • If you’re married, the total income you show to SASSA cannot exceed R16 140 per month (R193 680 per year).
  • Similarly, the asset declaration limitations are R1 372 800 single.
  • No more than R2 745600, if you’re married.

UPCOMING SASSA OLD-AGE PAYMENT DATES

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  • Tuesday 4 June 2024.
  • Tuesday 2 July 2024.
  • Friday 2 August 2024.
  • Tuesday 3 September 2024.
  • Wednesday 2 October 2024.
  • Tuesday 5 November 2024.
  • Tuesday 3 December 2024.

*SASSA reminds beneficiaries that old-age pension grants in June 2024 June take 2-3 days to reflect in your bank account.

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FAQs

What is the SASSA payment for old age in 2024? ›

The lower age limit for the sassa Grant For Old Age is 60 years for eligibility. The government pays R2080 monthly to them. In addition, if the age is more than 75 years, an additional R20 is given to them. The payment date for Old Age Grant 2024 is given below.

How do I check the status of my SASSA payment 2024? ›

To check the status of your SASSA SRD grant online, follow these simple steps:
  • Visit the official SASSA Status Check Portal at www.srd.sassa.gov.za.
  • Click on the “Your SASSA SRD R350 Status Details” button.
  • On the status check page, enter your South African ID number, which is the 13-digit number on your ID card.

How do I get proof of my SASSA grant? ›

Complete the application form in the presence of the SASSA officer (note that only you as the applicant or a SASSA official may complete the application form). The officer will interview you and tell you if you qualify for the grant. You will be given a receipt. Keep it as proof that you applied.

How do I check my SASSA old age grant balance? ›

SASSA Old Age Grant Balance Check
  1. By dialing the USSD code *120*3210# or *120*69277# through your cellphone.
  2. At any ATM (normal bank charges may be applied)
  3. Via SASSA WhatsApp number 082 046 8553.
  4. From SASSA official website.
  5. By calling the SASSA call center toll-free number 0800 601 011.

What are the pension pay dates for 2024 in South Africa? ›

SASSA Payment Dates 2024, Status, Eligibility, and Payout Amount!
  • May 2024: Old Age Pension: May 2nd. ...
  • August 2024: Payments commence between August 2nd and 6th (specific dates to be confirmed by SASSA)
  • September 2024: ...
  • October 2024: (Grant amounts may be subject to change in October) ...
  • November 2024:
May 24, 2024

How much is the old age pension in South Africa? ›

How much is the SASSA Old Age Grant? Currently (as at 1 April 2022) the grant is R1 980 per month. Over 75's receive an extra R20 for a total of R2 000. Although the grant is increased every year, the increases are minimal.

How do I trace a SASSA grant? ›

Visit the SASSA SRD Website: Navigate to the official SRD grant website. Enter Your Details: Provide your South African ID number and the mobile phone number you registered with. Submit and View Status: Click the 'Check Status' button to see whether your application is approved, pending, or declined.

How do I verify my banking details with SASSA grants? ›

Let's make sure those grant payments land in the right place!
  1. Things you need to keep in mind.
  2. Go to the SASSA Website.
  3. Find the “Change Banking Details” Section.
  4. Enter Your ID Number.
  5. Wait for the SMS.
  6. Open the Link in the SMS.
  7. Follow the Instructions.
  8. Submit and Wait for Confirmation.

Who qualifies for the SASSA old age grant in South Africa? ›

The applicant must be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee. The applicant and child must be resident in South Africa. Must not be less than 60 years. The applicant must not be in receipt of another social grant for him or herself.

What if I lost my SASSA old age grant card? ›

Contact SASSA immediately at their toll-free helpline: 0800 60 10 11. Inform them that you've lost your SASSA card and request to block it to prevent unauthorized access to your funds.

What is the WhatsApp number for SASSA? ›

Dial 082 046 8553 on your phone or you can click on the following number to make direct contact with Sassa on WhatsApp: 082 046 8553.

How do I check my previous SASSA payments? ›

Step 1: Visit the official SASSA SRD R350 website at srd.sassa.gov.za. Step 2: Enter your ID number and mobile number, the same ones used during the application process. Step 3: Click submit to view your payment date.

How many months does SASSA pay after death? ›

As it is linked to the Home Affairs population register, SASSA will be immediately notified when a death is registered, and will then cancel the grant on the last day of the month in which the person died.

How much is the disability grant 2024 in South Africa? ›

The maximum is R2 180 per month.

Who qualifies for the SASSA child grant top up? ›

SASSA's child support grants are a lifeline for millions of children in the country, but only relatives caring for an orphaned child can apply to receive the top up. Applicants do no require a social worker's report or court order in order to access the grant top up.

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