The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) provides a vital safety net for individuals with disabilities through their monthly disability grant program.  This financial assistance helps many manage daily living expenses. If you’re a SASSA disability grant beneficiary, or know someone who is, staying informed about payment dates is crucial.

Predictable Schedule with Slight Variations

The positive news is that SASSA disability grant payments generally follow a consistent schedule throughout the year.  For 2024, disbursement occurs on the first business day following the 5th of each month.  This means the exact date can fluctuate slightly depending on whether the 5th falls on a weekend or public holiday.

Understanding the 2024 Payment Calendar

Here’s a breakdown of the payment dates for April 2024 for the first quarter of 2024 to illustrate this point:

  • April 2024: Wednesday, March 6 (The 5th fell on a Tuesday)

Staying Current with Payment Information

While the general schedule offers a good starting point, unforeseen circumstances can occasionally cause adjustments.  Here are some resources to ensure you have the most up-to-date information:

  • SASSA Website: The SASSA website ( serves as a central hub for grant information. Look for sections dedicated to disability grants and payment schedules.
  • SASSA Contact Channels: SASSA offers various communication channels to directly reach them for inquiries. These may include phone hotlines, regional office visits, or online contact forms (SASSA Status Check).

Additional Considerations

Beyond payment dates, here are some other points to keep in mind:

  • Grant Eligibility: SASSA has specific eligibility criteria for the disability grant. The website or contacting SASSA can clarify these requirements.
  • Payment Methods: SASSA offers beneficiaries various ways to receive their grants, including bank deposits, cash withdrawals at specific stores, or SASSA cards. Ensure your preferred method is set up correctly.
  • Grant Amount Updates: The South African government periodically reviews and adjusts social grant amounts. Staying informed on any changes can help you manage your budget effectively.

By understanding the SASSA disability grant payment schedule and utilizing the available resources, beneficiaries can ensure they receive their grants on time and plan their finances accordingly.