Access to Social Grants

Total grants disbursed
as at END SEPTEMBER 2017
Child
Support
Grant
12 157 809
Foster
Child
Grant474 410
Care
Dependency
Grant146 429
Grant value Amount per month ((from 1 April 2017)) R380 R920 R1,600
Means test
(monthly income threshold)
Single caregiver (single income) R3,800 N/A R16,000
Married caregiver (joint income) R7,600 N/A R32,000
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: