25 March 2020 – Increased income support payments

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Government of South Africa a range of income support grants, effective from 1 April.

Grants for older persons and disability grants increased to R1,860. Grants for war veterans and older persons older than 75 years increased to R1,880. Foster child grants increased to R1,040 per child. Care dependency grants increased to R1,860. Child support grants increased to R440 per child.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/minister-lindiwe-zulu-unpacks-coronavirus-covid-19-lockdown-implications-social-development