Access to Social Grants

Total grants disbursed
as at END MARCH 2018
Child
Support
Grant
12 273 900
Foster
Child
Grant416 016
Care
Dependency
Grant147 465
Grant value Amount per month (from 1 April 2018) R400 R960 R1,690
Means test
(monthly income threshold)
Single caregiver (single income) R4,000 N/A R16,900
Married caregiver (joint income) R8,000 N/A R33,800
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: