Housing Allowance increase w.e.f. 1 July 2017

The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has annnounced the Housing Allowance increase for 2017.

The increase is based in the CPI of the preceding year, which has been determined as 6.3%

The increase is as follows:  

  • Home Owners. The allowance is increased from R 1 200.00  to R1 276 .00 w.e.f. 1 July 2017  (An increase of R76.00)
     
  • Employees who are eligible to receive the allowance, but do not own a house will continue to receive R 900.00 pm. The difference (R376.00) between the allowance (R 1 276) and the R 900 will be paid into the Government Employees Housing Scheme: Individual-Linked Savings Facility (GEHS-ILFS)
     
  • Employees who entered the Public Service after 27 May 2015 will have the full amount transferred into the Government Employees Housing Scheme: Individual-Linked Savings Facility (GEHS-ILFS)