SASSA SRD payment May 2024 new dates

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has released the schedule for disbursing social grants in May 2024. Here’s a quick rundown of payment dates for beneficiaries of the SASSA SRD Older Persons Grants, Disability Grants, and Child Support Grants, May 2024.

SASSA SRD May 2024 payment date for Older Persons

SASSA payments for May 2024 will begin on Friday, May 3rd. This applies to Older Persons Grants, including any linked accounts.

SASSA SRD May 2024 payment date for Disability Grant

Beneficiaries expecting Disability Grants, including those with linked accounts, can expect their payouts to begin on Monday, May 6th, 2024.

SASSA SRD May 2024 payment date for Child Support Grant  

The disbursement of Child Support Grants will commence on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024.

SASSA encourages safe withdrawal practices

SASSA reminds beneficiaries that there’s no need to rush to collect their grants on the first day. Funds will be deposited into their accounts and accessible for withdrawal at their convenience throughout the disbursement period. The agency also encourages using safe methods to withdraw like ATMs, point-of-sale devices at stores, or bank transfers to avoid carrying large sums of cash.

Understanding potential delays in May 2024 SASSA payment

While most grant disbursements run smoothly, there are occasional situations that may cause a delay in receiving your May 2024 SASSA payment. Here are a few reasons:

  • Public holidays: Public holidays can impact the operating schedules of banks and SASSA offices. Be sure to check for any holiday adjustments to the payment schedule.
  • Incorrect banking information: Ensure your bank details on file with SASSA are accurate to avoid delays in receiving your grant.
  • Changes in eligibility: SASSA conducts regular reviews to ensure beneficiaries continue to meet eligibility criteria. Any changes in income, employment status, or other factors may affect your grant.

Final thoughts 

For more information on SASSA grants and how to apply, visit the SASSA website at or call their toll-free number at 0800 60 10 11. You can also appeal if you feel you were wrongly rejected.

Remember to keep your SASSA card and PIN confidential to avoid unauthorised access to your grant funds.

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