Old ‘white’ Sassa cards to expire

2018-11-16 06:00

SASSA grant recipients who are still using the old Sassa card are notified that these cards will expire on December 30 and that Sassa (South African Social Security Agency) will not deposit any payments for January into these cards.

People still using the old “white” Sassa card are urged to obtain the new “gold” Sassa card in order to receive their January social grant payments.

According to Sassa, there are approximately 600 000 Sassa beneficiaries nationally who have not yet switched to the new gold Sassa card.

Getting the new gold Sassa card is simple. Visit any Post Office branch, present an identity document and you will be issued with the new card within minutes.

The new Sassa card can also be obtained from Sassa offices nationwide. Special arrangements are made for immobile beneficiaries who cannot visit a post office.

These beneficiaries (or their relatives) should call the Sassa toll-free number at 0800 60 10 11 to arrange for a home visit.

The SA Post Office also caters for beneficiaries who are not comfortable using a PIN.

These beneficiaries can present their ID document to make a withdrawal inside the Post Office branch using biometric authentication instead of a PIN to withdraw funds.

Cash payments for beneficiaries in outlying areas that do not have a post office will proceed according to the payment dates that were communicated by Sassa and post office officials to these communities during September.

The partnership between Sapo and Sassa has freed millions of social grant beneficiaries from unauthorised and unwanted deductions as the new gold Sassa card does not allow any illegal deductions. — SUPPLIED

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