Many people in South Africa are dependent on the Child Grant payments from Sassa. It is important to know when and where you can get your Sassa child grant payments. Especially if you are collecting the grant at the Sassa offices.
Most of the time people collecting Child grand payments know when to collect it, or when it will be available in their bank accounts. But, what about the people that are new to receiving Sassa grant payments? They are still unsure about it and need some more information. We can assist with all the necessary information about the Sassa Child grand payments for the new and unsure parents.
The amount parents get for child grant payments with Sassa
If you are getting the grant payments for your child for a couple of years now, you will know that the amount changes every year during March or April. Most of the time the amount increases with a small percentage. The amount that parents are getting at the moment is R440 per month per child. This is for children under the age of 18 years and that are legally in your care.
There aren’t different amounts for different age children. Everyone is getting the same amount per child. No matter how many children you do have.
Important update to remember
Something important to remember to those living in KwaZulu-Natal and getting a Sassa child grant. Sassa grant payments are still available at mobile pay points that were installed throughout the year.
Another important thing to remember is that the post offices that were damaged during July 2022 unrest are open and fully operational again. You can get your grant at the normal places in the area that you always got before the unrest.
How will you be paid
When you are applying for your child grant payments you will need to specify how you want to receive your money. There are three different options that you can choose from. It is important to consider all the options before you make your final decision. These are the three payments that you can choose from:
- Cash at Sassa’s assigned offices, like the post office on a particular day, that we will give you later in the article.
- Electronic deposit directly into your bank account. This includes Postbank as well. There are just a couple of essential pieces of information that you need to know as well.
- At an institution not funded by the state. You will need to ask the Sassa office where these institutions are.
Important payment information
When you are deciding to choose the electronic deposit of your Child grant payments, you will need to remember that bank fees will apply. This means that you will not actually get the R440 per child. There will be deductions because of bank fees.
If you want to change your payment method, it can be done. However, you need to fill in a specific form at the Sassa offices and you will need to give a reason for the change. It can take up to three months for the payment method to be changed. This is why you need to make sure about the payment method before you apply for the child grant payments.
When will the payment stop from Sassa?
A question that many are asking is until when will you receive your Sassa child grant payments for your children. When don’t you qualify anymore? The grant payments will stop for these reasons:
- When a child dies
- At the end of the month of your child’s 18th birthday
- When the caregiver or parent doesn’t claim the grant for three months consecutively.
- When the child isn’t living in the country for a specific time
- Or, when a child is admitted to a state institution for whatever reason.
Payment dates from October 2021 to March 2022
During October 2021 you should have collected your grant payments on the 3rd of October 2021. These payments were available at the pay points, post offices, and other Sassa offices.
It is a good idea to know what the payment dates are for November 2021 to March 2022. This makes it easier for you to plan and to know what days you should go and collect your Sassa grants. These are the payments made from November to March 2022 for child grant payments.
- November 2021: 1st of November
- December 2021: 4th of December
- January 2022: 4th of January
- February 2022: 3rd of February
- March 2022: 3rd of March
The child grant payments from Sassa are really important to many people. Sassa stands for South African security Agency for those that don’t know. For each child, you will get R440 per month and it will last until the child reaches the age of 18 or when the child dies. It is important to make sure that you decide how you want to receive your money before you apply for the grant. You might be able to change the payment method, but it takes time.