SASSA Pension 2024: Who Gets it and When?

Updated on January 10, 2024

In 2024, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will continue to provide pension grants to eligible recipients. These grants are financial assistance provided by the government to individuals above the age of 60, who have a low income. The grants are given on a monthly basis to help fulfill the needs and requirements of the recipients and their families. This article will provide information on the SASSA pension dates in 2024, who is eligible to receive it, and how to apply.

SASSA Pension Dates in 2024

The pension grants for 2024 will be disbursed on the following dates:

    SASSA Pension 2024: Who Gets it and When?

  • January 3, 2024
  • February 2, 2024
  • March 5, 2024

These dates apply to the first three months of the year.

Who is Eligible for a Pension?

To be eligible for a SASSA pension, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a South African citizen with permanent residency
  • Not receive any other social benefits from the government
  • Not reside in an institution
  • Be over the age of 60
  • For single individuals, have an annual income under R86,280
  • For married individuals, have a yearly net income under R172,560
  • For single individuals, have net assets worth no more than R1,227,600
  • For married individuals, have net assets worth no more than R2,455,200

To apply for a pension, individuals need to submit their 13-digit bar code identity verification, proof of marital status, proof of residency and income, and bank statements for the past three months. Applications can be submitted online or in person at a SASSA office. The approval process can take up to three months, and the final decision is made by the Minister of Social Development.


In conclusion, the SASSA pension grants in 2024 will be disbursed on specific dates throughout the year. These grants are designed to provide financial assistance to low-income individuals above the age of 60. To be eligible for a pension, individuals must meet certain criteria and submit the required documents to the relevant authorities. For more information and to apply, individuals can visit the SASSA website or contact their nearest SASSA office.