Sassa call on social grant beneficiaries to come for card swop

2018-06-27 06:00

THE South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) invites social grant beneficiaries to change their existing Sassa cards to the new Sassa gold cards.

The existing Sassa card will no longer be supported and utilised after September 30, 2018.

This invitation does not apply to those who receive their social grants through their private bank accounts.

Those beneficiaries who are unable to manage PIN enabled cards, are encouraged to appoint procurators (receiving money/payment on behalf of a beneficiary) to assist them with transacting in the electronic environment. The appointment of procurators can be done at any Sassa local office.

The new Sassa card is available from May 2018.

To change their cards, beneficiaries are encouraged to visit their nearest Sassa offices or the South African Post Office (Sapo).

Sassa will also communicate other areas where beneficiaries can also change their existing cards to the new Sassa card.

Beneficiaries are encouraged to bring along their identity documents (ID) and their old Sassa cards for the card swop.

Beneficiaries have a choice to receive their grants through the South African Post Office, their personal bank accounts, use PINs at various merchants (supermarkets or retailers) and ATMs.

For more information, please contact our hotline number 0800 60 10 11 from 8 am to 4 pm from Monday to Friday.

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