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Sassa grants increased

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The increase does not apply to the temporary R350 social relief of distress grant, which comes to an end on April 30

SASSA grants increased by between 1 and 3.4 percent as of April 1, where the number of beneficiaries who rely on social grants is expected to reach nine million by 2022/23.

Old age and disability grants will increase by 1.6 percent, from R1,860 to R1,890.

Older persons grants and war veterans will receive R1,910, where there was a 1.6 percent increase from R1,880.

Foster care grants will increase from R1,040 to R1,050, care dependency grants will increase from R1,860 to R1,890 and child support will increase by 3.4 percent, from R445 to R460.

Grant payments will be made from April 6 to 8.

It has been advised that the increase does not apply to the temporary R350 social relief of distress grant, which will come to an end on April 30.

Payments for the grant can be collected at the South African Post Office (Sapo) once beneficiaries receive approval and communication from Sassa.

Sapo has ensured that all qualifying beneficiaries will receive payments and has informed beneficiaries that they can collect it at any time as there is no deadline for the payments.

The new maximum monthly amounts are as follows:

Older persons grant above 75 years: R1,910

War veterans grant: R1,910

Older persons grant below 75 years: R1,890

Disability grant: R1,890

Care dependency grant: R1,890

Foster child grant: R1,050

Child support grant: R460

Grant-in-aid: R460