BOTH the child support grant and grant-in-aid grant increased to R430 per child per month from yesterday, October 1. This was in line with the announcement made by the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, in his national Budget Speech, earlier this year. SASSA spokesperson, Paseka Letsatsi, said in a recent statement that this much-needed increase would help ease the financial strain that beneficiaries were under during this tough economic climate. “Social grant beneficiaries are further informed that October grants are available. “Grants can be collected at ATMs, merchant stores or the Post Office,” Letsatsi said. “Beneficiaries who receive their grants at cash pay points will continue to receive their grants on normal days as communicated to them during their last payment,” he said.Letsatsi added that social grants were usually paid from the first of every month.“However, this is except in months where the first falls on a weekend or public holiday, in which case grants are available on the last working day before the first,” he said. For further clarity and information, social grant beneficiaries are encouraged to call SASSA’s toll-free customer care line on 0800 60 10 100.