SASSA To Increase Income Threshold From R350 To R624

SASSA to increase income threshold from R350 to R624. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) in charge of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant is planning on increasing the income threshold of the R350 grant from R350 to R624.

According to a report gathered by, SASSA is discussing a possible increase of applicants’ income threshold from R350.00 to R624.00.

The current income threshold that applicants seeking SRD R350 grant approval to meet is set at R350. This means, that in order to qualify for the Covid-19 SRD grant, you should not earn more than R350 monthly.

However, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), has taken the steps to raise the income threshold to R624. Again, SASSA to raise income threshold to R624.

This means, that in order to qualify for the R350 grant, you should not earn more than R624.

This attempt is good news because it will allow lots of South Africans to meet the SRD income threshold and qualify for the SASSA R350 grant.

We do recommend that you read How Much Must You Earn To Qualify For SASSA R350 Grant? for more detailed information.

Does An Increase In SASAS Income Threshold Mean Increase In SASSA Grant?

No, the increase in SASSA SRD grant income threshold does not mean an increase in SASSA payment. SASSA will still pay the R350 for the SRD grant if they approve the income threshold increase.

Again, even if SASSA approves increasing applicants’ income threshold to R624, their monthly payment will still be R350 for the Covid-19 Social Grant.

The increase only aims to accommodate more applicants and more South Africans to qualify and benefit from the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant.

You should read How Do You Check If SASSA R350 Is Approved for the complete guide to checking your SASSA application status.

Read also:

1 SASSA Grant Increases For Beneficiaries (2022) – Full List

2 How Much Is SASSA Child Support Grant? – Easy Guide

3 How Long Does NSFAS Take To Approve Application? is the webpage for SASSA SRD.

We do hope this article on SASSA to increase threshold from R350 to R624, or SASSA to increase income threshold to R624 was helpful?

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