Earlier payments for SASSA beneficiaries

2015-11-25 06:23

THE South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced that December social grant payments will be done earlier than usual.

The payment cycle for December 2015 will commence on November 26 and end on December 16 for all grant types at different payment channels.

Social grant payments for December will be paid as follows:

Starting dates

  • Funds will become available for collection at ATMs and merchants from November 26, 2015.
  • Payment at pay points will start between November 26 and December 1, 2015.

Finishing dates

  • The last date of payment at ATMs and merchants will be 4pm on December 16, 2015.
  • Last date of payment at pay points will be December 15, 2015.

The Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, arrived at this decision after considering the vulnerability of the elderly people at major shopping centres around the country particularly during this time of the year.

“We have decided to pay the December social grants earlier than usual for the sole purpose of allowing elderly people to do their Christmas shopping ahead of the usual rush normally experienced over the festive season.

In the past, elderly people have welcomed this move and we thought it wise to once again afford them an opportunity to do their shopping conveniently,” said Minister Dlamini.

“On behalf of my office and that of Deputy Minister Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu I wish all beneficiaries of social grants and their families a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.”

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