It’s that time of year again, the time when we get a little nervous about the upcoming payment dates of our social security and retirement benefits.

If you haven’t been paying attention to date changes in your benefits, you might be feeling like you’re back at square one. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.

The Sassa payments are approaching and we need to make sure that you are ready.

The Sassa dates will be:

2 February 2024 – Old Age Grants

3 February 2024 –  Disability Grants

8 February 2024 – Child Support Grants


You can find more information and check payment dates on Sassa Status check

You may remember that the last time Social Security used its “Use It or Lose It” policy, it changed the start date of January 2024 by almost two months. This means that some people who were supposed to receive their benefits this month won’t see them until April 2024.

While it’s not ideal to have to wait an extra two months for your money, there are ways to make sure that happens as smoothly as possible. Here are just some of the things we recommend doing:

Make sure your employer is aware of the change in payment dates and let them know about any payroll changes they need to make because of the new dates (for example: take out a loan if you owe more than what’s owed on your account).

Make sure your bank accounts are up-to-date with all payments made (including any interest), so there are no mistakes made when they’re processed during this time period.

If possible , try to pay your loans off early, so that you don’t have to worry about making extra payments during the holidays. If you have an upcoming payment, make sure that it’s sent out on time and doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. If you can’t make a payment due to the holidays, contact your lender to let them know what’s going on and ask if they can give you some extra time or adjust your due date.


Approval of Sassa Srd Grants is a process that needs to be followed correctly in order to get the money. The process is simple and easy but there are some rules and regulations that you need to follow carefully.

  1. You need to fill in an application form that has been provided by the Department of Social Services. You will also have to provide some documents with your application form. These documents include passport size colored photographs of yourself, birth certificate, spouse’s photograph and drivers license copies.
  2. The Department of Social Services will call you for an interview if required before they decide on whether they will approve your grant or not. If they find out that you do not qualify for the grant request then they will reject it immediately without giving any reasons behind their decision.
  3. Once they have decided on whether they will give you a grant or not then they will issue a letter which states the amount of money that you are entitled to receive as part of your grant request. They will also inform about how much time is left for us before we receive our grant money which is usually between two to three weeks.
  4. The money will be transferred into your bank account once the department has received the letter from the Social Services and you will have to pay back a small amount of what you have received but it can be done over a period of time.
  5. The amount of money that you receive through your grant application will depend on the size of your family and how much money they think you will need to help with any bills or debts that are outstanding.
  6. If you are struggling with money problems then it is worth applying for a social welfare grant as it can really make a difference in helping you out.


1. What are the conditions for collecting my SASSA?


You need to be at least 18 years old and should have been residing in the country for at least two years.

2. Which form of payment do I need to apply for?

If you are applying online, then you will need to apply for an online payment system through a bank account that belongs to you. If you want to apply for a paper form, then you would have to submit your application form and supporting documents by post or courier services within 10 days from the date of publication of this paper.