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
A leader in the delivery of social security services.
To administer quality customer-centric social security services to eligible and potential beneficiaries.
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:
- 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.