Sassa (Social African Social Security Agency) has again announced that commencing from April 1, there will be an increase in the Sassa payments for the various types of Grants available. With the new Sassa Card payments, it allows for one free withdrawal each month from your nearest post office and unlimited use at most retail stores. Sassa card is not a credit card.

If you are considering a loan due to overwhelming debts then you can read more about where to get affordable loans in South Africa. Some of the top loan companies have competitive rates and a flexible payment plan. Here are a few companies which offer loans to Sassa beneficiaries ( subject to the terms of the bank).

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There will be an increase in the payments made to your card when you receive your payments

  • Sassa new Card Payments of R80 increase on old age grant from R1 700 to R1 780 and for beneficiaries over 75 years from R1 720 to R1 800
  • Card Payments of R80 increase on disability grant from R1 700 to R1 780
  • R80 increase on war veterans grant from R1 720 to R1 800
  • R40 increase on foster care grant from R960 to R1 000
  • Card Payments of R20 increase on child support grant from R410 to R430 – the grant will increase to R420 on April 1 and to R430 on October 1.

Sassa provides a wide variety of grants for for the citizen in need of assistance. However it is unaccepted to use your Sassa card as a collateral for a loan of any kind. Here are the major types of Sassa Grants you need to know.

Types of grants
Social Assistance is provided in the form of:
• grant for older persons;
• disability grant;
• war veterans grant;
• care dependency grant;
• foster child grant;
• child support grant;
• grant-in-aid;
• Social Relief of Distress.

Methods Of Payment

Once your grant is approved, you will be issued with a SASSA payment card. This card is used to access your grant money. If you wish to use alternative methods of payment such as

• Banks including Postbank

• Institutions, you must contact your nearest SASSA office Please note that the SASSA card is the only official social grant payment card.

Social Assistance is an income transfer in the form of grants provided by government. A social grant refers to grants paid by the South African Social Security Agency that is: disability grant; grant for older persons and war veteran’s grant; foster child grant; care dependency grant; child support grant and grant-in-aid.

When is the next Sassa Payment Dates

Sassa payment Dates usually falls on the first day of the month unless otherwise as specified by Sassa through their official media communication channels. Remember that the new Sassa Card is the only Card which is capable of accepting payments this year. Payments can be collected at your nearest authorized  banks as well.

About 200,000 people have yet to do the card exchange.


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