Access to Social Grants

Total grants disbursed
as at END MARCH 2022
Child
Support
Grant
12 915 740
Foster
Child
Grant285 106
Care
Dependency
Grant151 196
Grant value Amount per month (from 1 April 2022) R480 R1070 R1980
Means test
(monthly income threshold)
Single caregiver (single income) R4,800 no means test R19,800
Married caregiver (joint income) R9,600 no means test R39,600
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: