Sassa visits hospice

2018-02-21 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedHospice board members and care staff with N. Kisten from Sassa.

PHOTO: suppliedHospice board members and care staff with N. Kisten from Sassa.

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|N an effort to quell fears regarding changes in social grant administration, South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) representative N. Kisten visited the Dolphin Coast Hospice last week.

She was invited to address the recent rumours of changes in the way grants are to be administered and whether pensioners will have to change over to another system in order to receive their money.

She explained that pensioners’ grant cards which bare the Sassa logo will still be valid and can still be used to withdraw their grant.

She said that pensioners will be notified if any changes to the process do come about.

At the beginning of February, Sassa for the first time made electronic payments to approximately two million social-grant beneficiaries through its new corporate Postbank account, instead of through Grindrod Bank, News24 reported.

Postbank is the banking division of the SA Post Office, which signed a deal with Sassa last year to pay social grants from April 1 this year.

Grindrod is the banking partner of Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), which currently pays social grants.

The Post Office will assist Sassa with the management of social grants, including electronic payments, but not cash payments.

In an effort to quell fears regarding changes in social grant administration, South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) representative N. Kisten visited the Dolphin Coast Hospice last week.

She was invited to address the recent rumours of changes in the way grants are to be administered and whether pensioners will have to change over to another system in order to receive their money.

She explained that pensioners’ grant cards which bare the Sassa logo will still be valid and can still be used to withdraw their grant.

She said that pensioners will be notified if any changes to the process do come about.

At the beginning of February, Sassa for the first time made electronic payments to approximately two million social-grant beneficiaries through its new corporate Postbank account, instead of through Grindrod Bank, News24 reported.

Postbank is the banking division of the SA Post Office, which signed a deal with Sassa last year to pay social grants from April 1 this year. Grindrod is the banking partner of Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), which currently pays social grants. The Post Office will assist Sassa with the management of social grants, including electronic payments, but not cash payments.

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