SASSA Old Age Grant Payment Date

SASSA Old Age grant is also called old age pension, a program from the SASSA providing financial support to 60 years or older people. As an elder person, if you cannot work, you will get financial assistance from the SASSA. If you are disabled, you can benefit from disability grant.

This grant is specially for the senior citizens of South Africa during their retirement years. It will meet the needs of older citizens facing financial challenges. The SASSA Old Age grant payment date is arranged in a predetermined schedule so beneficiaries receive payment consistently.

You can check the status of the SASSA Old Age pension to determine your status whether it’s approved or rejected. The eligibility of the older person grant will be checked through a SASSA means test to determine the applicant’s income threshold, assets, and bank statement.

When you apply for the SASSA Old Age grant and it is approved, you will start receiving it next month. As an older person, you can get the resident and extra care of your health facility in South Africa.

In this article, we will explain the SASSA Old Age pension payout dates, eligibility criteria, how you can apply for it, and check the SASSA Old Age grant status.

SASSA Old Age Grant Payment Date

The SASSA Old Age grant payment date is 2 Feb 2024. If we talk about the previous month, you may have received the Old Age grant payment on 3 Jan 2024.

It’s recommended to check your banking details and ensure it’s correct so you will receive the payment on time. 

If you have crossed the age of 60 and are unable to work due to your health issues, then you should apply for the Old Age grant. Here are the SASSA payout dates for the upcoming months in 2024.

Monthly Stipend: The monthly stipend for individuals aged 75+ years will be R2105. If your age is below 75, you will receive RR1985. Veterans who have fought in the War will receive the payment from R2105 to R2005.

Payment MonthOlder Age Pension Pay Out Dates
Dec – 20231/12/2023
Jan – 20243/01/2024

Eligibility Criteria For SASSA Old Age Grant

Before applying for the old age grant, follow the criteria below.

  • You should be a South African permanent resident or refugee.
  • You must not be receiving the social grant from any other organizations.
  • Your age must be 60 or more.
  • This is the main point that most people ignore: you must not be living in South Africa or any state stations.
  • You have to pass the screening test SASSA.
  • If you are a single applicant, your monthly should not exceed the limit of R8 070 and yearly R96 840.
  • For a married person, your combined monthly income should not exceed the limit of R16 140 and yearly R193 680.

How To Clear SASSA Means Test

The SASSA means test will evaluate your financial status, such as income and assets, and check other financial factors to determine your eligibility criteria.

You must pass the asset and income threshold criteria to clear the eligibility test.

  • Assets Threshold: As a single person, the assets of the worth should not exceed the limit of R1 372 800, and as a married combined, assets should not exceed the limit of R2 745 600.
  • Income Threshold: A single person’s earnings should not be more than R96 840, and a married person’s R193 680 per year.

How To Apply For SASSA Old Age Pension

You can apply for the SASSA Old Age grant at the nearest SASSA office

  • Visit the SASSA at the nearest office.
  • Request to the SASSA representative that you want to apply for the Old Age pension.
  • SASSA representative will provide you with a form application.
  • Fill out the application accordingly.
  • If you need help filling out the form, ask for SASSA agent help.
  • Bring all the necessary documents with you, such as an identity card, South Africa ID number, Phone number, marriage certificate, divorce certificate, death certificate of your space, and other legal documents.
  • While entering the banking information in the form, make sure to enter it correctly to receive the payment on time.
  • Double-check the information and submit the form to the SASSA representative. You will be informed via SMS or email about your application status.

Do you want to apply for the SASSA old age grant online application? You can use it online through the SASSA official portal. The process is simple. You must complete the online application and submit it to the SASSA. Make sure to attach all necessary documents with the online application.

If you want to check the status of your application, then you can check your old pension grant status online.

How To Check SASSA Old Age Grant Status

To check SASSA Old Age pension status follow the below instructions.

  • Visit the SASSA official website.
  • Enter your South Africa ID and cell phone number.
  • Ensure you provide the cell phone number you used during the initial application while applying for the Old Age grant.
  • Click on the submit button to check the Old Age pension grant status.
  • The result will displayed to you on the screen.

Why My SASSA Old Age Grant Application Disapproved

If your SASSA application is disapproved, you may still need to pass the eligibility criteria. If you think you are eligible for the grant but mistakenly rejected my application, you can appeal it to the Minister of Social Development.

Make sure to submit an appeal within 90 days after the day of rejection.

Payment Methods For SASSA Old Age Grant

SASSA will offer to get your payment at the following methods.

  • You can get your grant cash at the designated time on a specific day.
  • The amount can deposited in your bank account. The bank may charge for it according to their policy.
  • If you are living in the institution of the SASSA providing for old age persons, you, can also receive your payment there.

Review and Suspension of SASSA Older Person Grant

If you are getting the funds from SASSA Old Age pension grants, then SASSA may review your application based on your income. You will be notified to show the proof that you are still alive.

In my opinion, it’s the best option for the SASSA to review the beneficiary’s financial status, proof of being alive, etc. You have to submit the life certificate to the SASSA annually.

SASSA may suspend your grant due to the following reasons.

  • Changes in your circumstance.
  • Fraudulent activity.
  • Your application is approved by mistake.
  • Review outcomes.

The SASSA grant may cease due to the following reasons.

  • You passed away.
  • You are not available in the country of South Africa.
  • You have not received your payment for three consecutive months.
  • You are admitted to a state institution.

If you are admitted to the institutions of SASSA to take care of you, your grant amount may be reduced by 25% of the maximum amount. It will be reinstated again when you are discharged from the institution.

Final Verdict

The SASSA Old Age grant payment date starts on March 3 and ends on March 5, 2024. After March, the new payment schedule will be released from the SASSA official team.

You can receive the Old Age grant payment however you want. What payment method have you used for your previous payment? If you ask me the same questions, I would prefer a bank method to receive my payment electronically in my bank account.

If you have served in the Second World War (1939-1945) or the Korean War (1950-1953) and cannot work due to old age, you can apply for the War Veteran’s Grant.


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