SASSA GRANTS PAYOUT DATES: SASSA  reminds all  its  beneficiaries  that  social  grants  get  paid  out  from  the  1st  of every  month  and  remains that  unless  announced  otherwise.

Social Grants

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. As from 01 April 2006, the responsibility for the management, administration and payment of social assistance grants was transferred to the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). SASSA is a section 3A public entity, the focused institution responsible to ensure that government pays the right grant, to the right person, at a location which is most convenient to that person.

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, or • Institutions, you must contact your nearest SASSA office Please note that the SASSA card is the only official social grant payment card Note: If you are unable to collect the grant yourself you may nominate a procurator to collect it on your behalf.

Bank Account Payment options available

Did you know that you have an option to receive your social grant anytime and anywhere using your own account with your bank of choice?
If not, follow the following three(3) easy steps:
You can open an account with any bank of your choice;
You can use your existing active bank account with any bank to receive your grant

STEP 2: Obtain a SASSA form(Annexure C – Request for Bank Payment) and
get it completed by the bank of your choice.

STEP 3: Submit your SASSA form with your bank details and bank stamp to your nearest SASSA office.

Beneficiaries are advised to select “Cheque Account” when transacting at the ATM. Like any other bank card, this card too has a daily limit of R2000. Should the beneficiary wish to increase the daily limit, the beneficiary needs to make the arrangement with SAPO as the bank.​

Call  SASSA  toll  free  on  0800  60  10  11  or  customer  care line  at  043  707  6300/6335  for all enquiries.

What Is A Means Test

In South Africa Social Assistance is subject to means testing which implies that SASSA evaluates the income and assets of the person applying for social assistance in order to determine whether the person’s means are below a stipulated amount. This means test is a way of determining whether a person qualifies to receive a grant as grants are indeed meant for those who have insufficient means to support themselves.