SASSA Universal Basic Income 2024-25: All You Need to Know About Grants, Amounts, and Payment Dates

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Hey Hustlers, get ready to navigate the essential details about SASSA’s Universal Basic Income for the 2024-25 period. In this article, HustleHub brings you everything you need to know about expected grants, eligibility criteria, application processes, and payment dates.

SASSA representative assisting a diverse group with grant applications at a SASSA office.
SASSA representative assists diverse beneficiaries at an SASSA office, highlighting the Universal Basic Income program.


  • Grants: Old Age, Disability, Child Support, Foster Care, SRD.
  • Amounts: Varying increases, e.g., Old Age Grant R2,210.
  • Eligibility: Based on income and need.
  • Payment Dates: Monthly, specific to grant type.
  • Application: Online, in-person at SASSA offices.
  • Impact: Aimed at poverty alleviation, support for vulnerable groups.

Expected Grants and Amounts

Types of Grants

  • Old Age Grant: For citizens aged 60 and above. Amount increases from R2,100 to R2,110 in October 2023.
  • Disability Grant: For those unable to work due to disability. Increased to R2,090.
  • Child Support Grant: Increased from R500 to R510.
  • Foster Child Grant: Increased to R1,130.
  • SRD (Social Relief of Distress) Grant: R350 per month.

For detailed grant amounts and increases, visit SASSA’s official site.

Grant Amounts Table

Grant TypeAmount (April 2024)Amount (October 2024)
Old Age Grant (60-75)R2,210R2,300
Disability GrantR2,080R2,090
Child Support GrantR500R510
Foster Child GrantR1,120R1,130
SRD GrantR350R350

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for these grants, applicants must meet specific criteria, including income thresholds and residency status. The primary eligibility factors are:

  • Old Age Grant: South African citizens aged 60 and above with an annual income below R86,280 if single, or R172,560 if married.
  • Disability Grant: Must be assessed by a medical professional and deemed unable to work.
  • Child Support Grant: Available for caregivers earning below a certain income threshold.

For more detailed eligibility information, refer to the official SASSA guidelines.

Application Process

How to Apply

  1. Online: Through the SASSA website.
  2. In-Person: At SASSA offices or via mobile units in rural areas.

Required documents include:

  • ID proof
  • Proof of income
  • Medical assessment (for disability grants)
  • Birth certificates (for child-related grants)

Payment Dates

Payments are scheduled monthly, with specific dates for different grants to avoid overcrowding at payment points.

Payment Dates Table

MonthOld Age GrantDisability GrantChild Support Grant

Check the full schedule at SASSA’s payment page.

Potential Impact on Society

The SASSA grants aim to alleviate poverty and support vulnerable groups, significantly impacting millions of South Africans by providing financial stability and access to essential resources.

Challenges and Considerations

While these grants provide critical support, there are challenges such as:

  • Administrative Delays: Occasionally, payments may be delayed.
  • Eligibility Verification: Ensuring that only eligible individuals receive the grants.
  • Fraud Prevention: Implementing robust measures to prevent fraudulent claims.


Hustlers, SASSA’s Universal Basic Income for 2024-25 offers essential support to those in need. Stay informed, apply timely, and make the most of these grants to ensure financial stability. For further information, visit HustleHub and stay updated with the latest SASSA news.


What is the new amount for the Old Age Grant?

The Old Age Grant is R2,210, increasing to R2,300 for those over 75.

How much is the Disability Grant?

The Disability Grant is R2,090 per month.

What are the Child Support Grant amounts?

R510 per month from October 2023.

How do I apply for the SASSA grants?

Applications can be made online or in-person at SASSA offices.

When are the payment dates for 2024?

Payments are made monthly, with specific dates for each grant type.

What documents are needed for application?

ID proof, income proof, medical assessment (for disability), and birth certificates (for child grants).

Where can I find more information?

Visit the SASSA official website for detailed information.

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