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Sassa Says Grant Payment Glitch Is Fixed

Sassa Says Grant Payment Glitch Is Fixed

Last week, social grants were distributed for the month of March. Tomorrow, they will be distributed for the month of April. These social grants provide financial assistance to millions of individuals every month. Some people were unable to receive their grant payments due to a major glitch. 

Sassa Says Grant Payment Glitch Is Fixed

South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) distributes social grants to beneficiaries throughout the country. 

Grant payments are typically distributed monthly by the agency, and beneficiaries can withdraw them at any time after the payment date. 

Here are the Sassa grant payment dates for March 2023: 

  • Older Person’s Grants – Thursday, 2 March 2023
  • Disability Grants – Friday, 3 March 2023
  • Child Support and other grants – Monday, 6 March 2023

Several beneficiaries were unable to collect their Older Persons grant because there was no money on their Sassa cards. As a result, many Sassa pensioners were concerned about how they would manage without their grants.

According to Sassa, this was due to a technical glitch experienced by Postbank, but the issue has now been resolved. 

Sassa has reminded beneficiaries that they do not have to collect their grant on the exact payment date. When the grant is paid, the money will remain available until the beneficiary decides to collect it. 

Anyone who has not been able to collect their grant in the past few days can now do so at a payment point.There are many ways in which beneficiaries can collect funds, including ATMs, retail stores like Shoprite, Checkers, U-Save, Pick ‘n Pay and Boxer. 

Beneficiaries must provide their IDs and cellphone numbers in order to receive grant payments. They must ensure that this is the same cellphone number they used to register on the Sassa database, as a confirmation pin will be sent to this number. 

Sassa has encouraged beneficiaries of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to provide their bank of choice as a preferred payment method to be able to access and collect their monies from anywhere. 

SRD grant beneficiaries have also been warned not to collect their grant payments at the South African Post Office (SAPO), as the post office is no longer an outlet for grant payment collection. 

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