SASSA GRANTS 

Social Assistance is an income transfer in the form of grants provided by government and some things to know when applying for a grant from SASSA (South African Social Security Agency). What to know when applying for a grant from SASSA and how to apply to apply for a grant from SASSA.
SASSA GRANTS PAYOUT DATES

Care Dependency Grant

  1. the applicant must be South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee;
  2. the applicant and child must be resident in South Africa;
  3. child must be under the age of 18 years;
  4. must submit a medical / assessment report confirming permanent, severe disability;
  5. the applicant and spouse must meet the requirements of the means test (except for foster parents);
  6. the care-dependent child/children must not be permanently cared for in a State Institution.

SASSA GRANTS AND SASSA PAYMENT DATES

What to know when applying for a grant

    1. Types of grants         
    2. Grant for older person
    3. Disability grant        
    4. Care dependency grant;         
  1. Child support grant;
  2.  What do you need to apply
  3.  Where do you apply for a grant
  4.  Date of approval
  5.  Payment Dates
  6. Unsuccessful application
  7.  Methods of payment
  8.  Suspension of grants
  9.  Restoration of grants
  10. SASSA LOANS
  11.  Main reasons for lapsing grants
  12.  Reviews
  13.  Social Relief of Distress
  14.  Amount of Grants
  15.  SASSA Offices

SASSA CARD QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  1. How do I get my grant money on my SASSA CARD?
  2. Where and how can I withdraw cash?
  3. How do I deposit money into my account?
  4. Where can I use my SASSA CARD?
  5. How do I know how much money I have on my SASSA card?
  6. Do I have any transaction amount limits?
  7. How do I get a statement?
  8. What happens if I don’t agree with a transaction on my statement?
  9. What happens if I forget my pin or think somebody knows?
  10. What my pin is
  11. What happens if I use the wrong pin?
  12. What happens if I lose my SASSA card?
  13. What happens if my SASSA card does not work properly?
  14. May I use my SASSA card as security to get a loan from a money lender?

SASSA PAYMENT DATES

SASSA PAYMENT DATES : Social grants are usually paid from the first of every month  whether or not the day falls over a weekend or public holiday. SASSA will pay beneficiaries who use banks, ATM’s and merchant outlets from the 01 January despite the day falling on a public holiday. As usual, this applies to any other public holiday falling on a the first day of the month. The days are:

SASSA GRANTS

SASSA PAYMENT DATES

1-Jan-19
1-Feb-19
1-Mar-19
1-Apr-19

1-May-19
1-Jun-19
1-Jul-19
1-Aug-19

1-Sep-19
1-Oct-19
1-Nov-19
1-Dec-19

SASSA LOANS 

Here are the facts about SASSA loans:

Section 20(0) of the Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act 13 of 2004) states that it is unlawful to transfer/cede or pledge your social grant, meaning that it is illegal to put your SASSA card down as collateral for a loan.

Money lenders can be arrested if they are caught in possession of payment cards used for surety for loans.

Money lenders are not allowed, by any means, to have pensioners documents in their possession.

A grant can be withheld, suspended or stopped if a beneficiary attempts to transfer/cede or pledge their grant.

A declaration of intent is being rolled out to be signed by new applicants. This is to declare the safekeeping of their AllPay cards (the cards on which SASSA transfers grant funds), ensuring that it is not made available to money lenders.

SASSA: Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Vision

A leader in the delivery of social security services.

Mission

To administer quality customer-centric social security services to eligible and potential beneficiaries.

Values

SASSA, as a public entity, subscribes to those values that promote democracy and a culture of respect for human rights. In addition, in building social cohesion, the following values are paramount:

  • Transparency
  •  Equity
  • Integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Customer – Care Centred Approach

The value proposition will require continuous refinement in order to satisfy and meet customer needs and expectations. The responsiveness of SASSA to community needs and expectations may require adjustments in respect of service delivery, information technology and administrative processes.