THE SA Post Office is ready to pay a record number of 7 829 502 Sassa grants through the new gold Sassa card. Sassa grants recipients that are still using the old Sassa card are notified that these cards will expire on December 30 and that Sassa will not deposit any payments for January in them. People still using the old white Sassa card are urged to obtain the new gold Sassa card in order to receive their January social grants payments.There are approximately 600 000 Sassa beneficiaries nationally who have not yet switched to the new gold card. Getting the new gold 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 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 toll-free number 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 payments dates that were communicated by Sassa and Post Office officials to these communities during September. — Supplied.