Access to Social Grants

Total grants disbursed
as at END MARCH 2019
Child
Support
Grant
12 445 310
Foster
Child
Grant386 019
Care
Dependency
Grant150 004
Grant value Amount per month (from 1 April 2019) R420 R1000 R1,780
Means test
(monthly income threshold)
Single caregiver (single income) R4,200 N/A R17,800
Married caregiver (joint income) R8,400 N/A R35,600
Age threshold Child must be under the age of… 18 years 18 years
(21 if still at school)

Source: South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). Grant statistics from SOCPEN monthly reports


For trends in grant disbursements since 1998 see the following documents:


For more information see the links below: