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When Will the Government Announce Increases to Sassa Grants?

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The distribution of social benefits by the South African Social Security will increase in the upcoming year, it was reported last week. 
It has been made known when these hikes will be disclosed.
President Cyril Ramaphosa declared that the amount of permanent social payments given out by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will increase during the 2023 State of the Nation Address (SONA).
The president outlined the government’s efforts to lessen the effects of the rising cost of living in South Africa by increasing social subsidies.
Assuring an increase in social assistance will help protect the underprivileged from rising prices, Ramaphosa added.
The Older Persons Grant, Disability Grant, Child Support Grant, Foster Care Grant, Grant in Aid, War Veterans Grant, and Care Dependency Grant are examples of Sassa’s permanent grants.

When Will The Sassa Grant Increases Be Announced?

During the SONA address, the president said the details of government spending on grants will be set out in the budget by the Minister of Finance.

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwna is set to deliver the 2023 National Budget Speech on 22 February 2023.

Ramaphosa also revealed more than 25 million people receive some form of income support. The cost of this social support is equivalent to around 60% of the country’s budget.

The president said, “Around 60% of our budget is spent on what is known as the social wage, providing various forms of support, basic services and assistance to households and individuals to combat poverty and hunger.

Around two million households currently receive free basic water, free basic electricity and free solid waste removal as part of this support.

 

Originally posted on February 14, 2023 @ 11:30 pm

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