Access to Social Grants

Total grants disbursed
as at END MARCH 2021
Child
Support
Grant
12 992 678
Foster
Child
Grant309 455
Care
Dependency
Grant150 151
Grant value Amount per month (from 1 April 2021) R460 R1050 R1890
Means test
(monthly income threshold)
Single caregiver (single income) R4,600 no means test R18,900
Married caregiver (joint income) R9,200 no means test R37,800
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: