Old age pension and other social grant recipients in South Africa need to plan financially for the next month, which is why it is important to know the SASSA payment dates for November 2022 in advance.
This is why the South African Social Security Agency has published a payments schedule that grant beneficiaries can consult or download online at any time.
SASSA payment dates for November 2022
According to the schedule for 2022/2023, the SASSA payment dates for November 2022 are as follows:
- 2 November – Old Age Pension Grant.
- 3 November – Disability Grants.
- 4 November – Children’s Grants and other grants.
This time, there will be no weekend disruption of the payments because the dates fall on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Although 1 November is a Tuesday, the earliest the grants are paid is from the second of each month in line with a SASSA announcement in March this year.
Child Support Grant Top-Up
Meanwhile, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has urged relatives caring for orphaned children to apply for the Child Support Grant (CSG) Top-Up at their nearest SASSA offices.
The Top-Up is an additional amount of R240 that is added to the standard CSG amount of R480. This means that a relative caring for an orphaned child can now receive an enhanced CSG amount of R720 per month, instead of R480.
“The CSG currently reaches over 13 million children living in poverty. It is government’s most successful social protection programme in terms of coverage and positive impact for children,” Zulu said in a recent statement.
She added that recent child poverty and CSG reviews “have proven that increased government investments in children’s grants have resulted in improved outcomes for children in the areas of poverty, health, nutrition and education.”
The government introduced the CSG Top-Up on 1 June 2022. It allows relatives caring for orphans to have access to an adequate social grant without having to go through the Foster Care System. This means caregivers do not need to see a social worker or get a court order to apply for the Top-Up.
The same eligibility criteria that apply to the CSG will also apply to the CSG Top-Up, the Department explained. The only additional proof required is proof that the child is an orphan.
To prove this, caregivers will need to submit death certificates of the child’s parents. If they only have one death certificate because they do not know the other parent or do not know whether the other parent has passed on or is alive, they can complete an affidavit at SASSA Offices to explain this situation.
According to the Department, the only caregiver who needs to see a social worker before they can approach SASSA are children under 18 years old who are looking after their orphaned siblings in child-headed households.
Before they approach SASSA, they need to see a social worker who will assess their situation, complete a form and provide them with extra support.