Check SASSA Care Dependency Grant Status

In South Africa, the Social Assistance Agency (SASSA) provides vital support to individuals responsible for the full-time care of children under 18 with severe disabilities. The SASSA Care Dependency Grant is a lifeline designed to assist guardians, foster parents, and custodians in providing continuous at-home care for children facing mental or physical challenges.

How to Check SASSA Care Dependency Grant Status Online

As of 2023, it has become more convenient than ever to verify your SASSA Care Dependency Grant status online. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official SASSA Status portal at
  2. Input the South African ID Number of the guardian, foster parent, or custodian.
  3. Provide the cellphone number linked to the individual’s SASSA Care Dependency Grant application.
  4. Click the ‘Submit’ button to send your request to the database.
  5. The web portal will process your application, and the results for the child care dependency grant status will be displayed.

Upon approval, beneficiaries can anticipate receiving R1890 per month.

SASSA Care Dependency Grant Payment Dates 2023-2024

Staying informed about SASSA disability grant payment dates is crucial, as disbursements are made in batches on specific dates. Here’s how you can check your payment dates:

  1. Visit the SASSA Payment Dates page.
  2. Look for the latest payment schedule covering the period from April 2023 to March 2024.
  3. Refer to the table of Care Dependency Grant payment dates for accurate information.

By regularly checking the SASSA payment schedule, you can ensure you are aware of when to expect your grant payment.

Enhanced SASSA Disability Grant Amount

Starting from October 1, 2023, the SASSA disability grant amount has been increased to R2,090, reflecting a R10 increment from the previous R2,080. It’s important to understand that the grant amount is subject to a sliding scale, and individuals with higher private income may not qualify.

To avoid potential issues, applicants should maintain a bank balance below R1,080 to ensure successful monthly grant payments.

Payment Methods for SASSA Disability Grant

The SASSA disability grant offers various payment methods:

  1. Cash at specific pay points on designated days.
  2. Electronic deposit into your bank account, including Postbank (bank charges may apply).
  3. Payments through institutions not funded by the State, such as homes for people with disabilities.

When Disability Grant is Suspended or Lapsed

Disability grants may be suspended or lapsed under various circumstances, including changes in circumstances, the outcome of SASSA reviews, failure to cooperate during reviews, fraudulent behavior, mistakes in approval, passing away, admission to a state institution, failure to claim for three consecutive months, absence from the country, and more.

Not Approved SASSA Disability Grant Application

If your application is rejected, the SASSA office will provide written notification stating the reasons. You have the option to appeal the decision by submitting a written appeal to the Minister of Social Development within 90 days of receiving the rejection notification.

Contact Information for Assistance

For more information and assistance, reach out to the Department of Social Development and SASSA through the toll-free helpline: 0800 601 011. Alternatively, use the official email address:

Stay informed, access your grant status online, and ensure a seamless experience with the SASSA Care Dependency Grant in 2023.