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SASSA: Latest Details for Easter 2024 Payments

SASSA/ SRD grant increase: Latest Details for Easter 2024 Payments

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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has recently released important information regarding the 2024 Easter payments. These updates include details about payment increases and the dates when beneficiaries can expect their deposits.

1. Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant Increase

  • The SRD grant, which provides temporary relief to eligible individuals, has been increased by R20. Starting from April, the grant amount will be R370 per month. However, for March, it will still be R350 from March 25 to March 29, 2024.

2. Other SASSA Grants and Payment Dates

Here’s a breakdown of the other SASSA grants and their increased payment amounts for the 2024 Easter weekend:

  1. Older Persons Grants:
    • Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
    • Increased Amount:
      • Over 60 years old: R2,180
      • Over 75 years old: R2,200
  2. Disability Grants:
    • Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
    • Increased Amount: R2,180
  3. Children’s Grants:
    • Date: Friday, April 5, 2024
    • Increased Amounts:
      • Child Dependency: R2,180
      • Foster Care: R1,180
      • Child Support: R530

3. Challenges and Perspectives

While the increase in the SRD grant has been met with criticism due to its modest amount, it’s essential to recognize that SASSA remains one of the best welfare schemes in Africa. Economists and social justice groups continue to discuss the sustainability of these increases and their impact on beneficiaries.

For those who rely on SASSA grants, planning ahead is crucial. You can find additional payment dates beyond Easter 2024 here. Additionally, if you’re an older citizen, explore indigent benefits available for older people in your area.

Remember, during the festive season, family and community support play a vital role alongside social welfare programs.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on official announcements and may be subject to change. Always refer to official SASSA communications for the most up-to-date details.

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