Access to Social Grants

Total grants disbursed
as at END MARCH 2020
Child
Support
Grant
12 784 730
Foster
Child
Grant355 610
Care
Dependency
Grant154 760
Grant value Amount per month (from 1 October 2020) R450 R1040 R1860
Means test
(monthly income threshold)
Single caregiver (single income) R4,500 N/A R18,600
Married caregiver (joint income) R9,000 N/A R37,200
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: