SASSA Payment Dates 2024: Last chance for Child Grant, Old Age Grant, and SRD

Updated on January 10, 2024

SASSA Payment Dates December 2024

The SASSA Payment Dates for December 2024 are important for beneficiaries to know when they will receive their payments. This article provides all the necessary information regarding the Child Grant, Old Age Grant, and SRD Payment Dates for December 2024.

SASSA Child Grant

SASSA Payment Dates 2024: Last chance for Child Grant, Old Age Grant, and SRD

The Child Grant scheme in South Africa provides financial aid to children whose parents have a weaker financial status. This program has been running since 1998 and supports families in meeting the basic needs of their children, such as education, food, and clothing.

SASSA Old Age Grant

The SASSA Old Age Grant is a pension provided by the South African Social Security Agency to elderly citizens. This program is tailored to the specific needs of older people in different states of the country who may struggle to manage their living expenses due to health concerns and inability to work regularly.

SASSA SRD Payment Dates

The SRD (Social Relief of Distress) grant is a financial assistance program initiated after the COVID-19 pandemic to support unemployed citizens with a monthly payment of R350. The payment dates for December 2024 are from the 24th to the 30th of the month.

The beneficiaries can check their payment dates and status on the official SASSA portal at

How to Check SASSA Payment Status December 2024

Beneficiaries can check their payment status through three methods: online, via WhatsApp, or by calling the SASSA officials.

Online Procedure

Beneficiaries can check their payment details online by visiting the official SASSA website and logging in. They need to navigate to the “Check Your Status” tab and enter the required details to access the relevant information.


If beneficiaries have not received their payment yet, they can call the official helpline number 0800601011. SASSA officials will ask specific questions to address their concerns.

Digital Platform

SASSA provides the option to check payment status via WhatsApp. Beneficiaries can send a message to 0820468553 with the text “STATUS” followed by their SRD ID. They will receive the information on their WhatsApp chat after a few moments.

Points to Remember for SASSA Payment

Before checking their payment status, beneficiaries should keep the following points in mind:

  • The payment status might not be the latest, as it depends on the application date and schedule managed by the authorities.
  • Enter the current month for which you want to know the status to avoid viewing details from the previous month.
  • Always refer to the official SASSA website for the latest updates and avoid sharing sensitive information on unofficial portals.
  • Contact SASSA officials for any queries or assistance.

If citizens have not registered for the discussed schemes, they can apply online by signing up and logging in to the official SASSA portal.