The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is responsible for distributing grants and allowances to disadvantaged people who require financial assistance and ensuring their payment is received every month.
Each month more than 16 million South African residents receive various types of social grants from the South African government. These grants are disbursed by SASSA, to people who do not have the financial means to support themselves.
SASSA beneficiaries can receive their payments from selected supermarkets, such as Pick n Pay, Boxer, USave merchants, Checkers and Shoprite, and obtain this through their SASSA card, CashSend, or by getting the amount directly transferred into their bank account.
As previously reported in 2022, SASSA said it heard beneficiaries’ complaints about the previous payment schedule and decided to make a change.
SASSA said if the second day of the month fall on a weekend or public holiday, the payment will take place on the following work day. Older persons and associated grants are paid first, followed by disability grants and child grants.
Below are the SASSA grant payment dates for February 2023:
- Older Persons/Pensioners Grant: Thursday, 02 February 2023
- Disability Grant: Friday, 03 February 2023
- All other Grants: Monday, 06 February 2023
Only qualifying beneficiaries will receive the social grant payments every month.
The grant amounts that SASSA beneficiaries in South Africa will receive are now as follows:
- Old age and disability grants- R1,990
- Persons over the age of 75 and war veterans- R2,010
- Foster care- R1,070
- Care dependency- R1,990
- Child support- R480
SASSA urges all its clients to make use of multiple ways available to access their funds. The methods include the use of retailers and ATMs.
Meanwhile, SASSA grant beneficiaries have been urged to continue using their Postbank- issued gold cards and to use the multiple ways available to access their funds, including retailers and ATMs.
Source: Quick Read Magazine, SASSA Grants, Bursaries South Africa, The South African, image from Twitter: @MoneySenseSA