SASSA Old Age Grant (OAG) – Requirements, Application Process & Payment


The South African old age grant from SASSA provides financial support to vulnerable seniors aged 60 or above with little income. This article covers OAG requirements, step-by-step application instructions, payment methods and dates.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the SASSA old age grant, you must:

  • Be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee aged 60 or above
  • Earn below R89,000 per year if single or below R180,000 combined income if married.
  • Not receive any other social grant.
  • Provide necessary supporting documents.

How to Apply for SASSA Old Age Grant

Follow these steps to apply for the OAG:

  1. Visit your nearest SASSA office to get an application form.
  2. Collect required documents like ID copy, proof of marital status, salary slips etc.
  3. Complete the application form accurately with an official.
  4. Submit form with copies of supporting documents to the SASSA office.
  5. If approved, you will get an SMS notification within 90 days.

Old Age Grant Payment Methods

If approved, you can receive your monthly OAG via:

  • Direct deposit into your personal bank account
  • SASSA card withdrawal at designated pay points
  • Cash payment at designated SASSA pay points

SASSA Old Age Grant Payment Dates

The OAG is paid on predetermined dates for each month. For 2024, here are the confirmed OAG payment dates:

  • 3rd of January 2024
  • 2nd of February 2024
  • 5th of March 2024
  • 4th of April 2024
  • 3rd of May 2024

And so on for subsequent months.

Check your SASSA old age grant application status online regularly for updates. Contact the SASSA call center at 0800 60 10 11 for further assistance.