Do SASSA Gold Cards Expire At The End Of December 2023?

Do SASSA Gold Cards Expire At The End Of December 2023?

Do SASSA Gold Cards Expire At The End Of December 2023? Millions of Sassa gold cards are set to expire by the end of December 2023, raising concerns among grant beneficiaries about the need for card renewal.

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Postbank Assurance on Sassa Gold Card Validity

Postbank has provided assurance to South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grant beneficiaries, confirming that their gold cards will remain operational beyond December 2023. Despite the expiration of thousands of gold cards, they will continue to function fully in 2024.

Types of Grants Distributed by Sassa

Sassa distributes 19 million permanent grants monthly, covering various categories such as the Older Persons pension grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant, Care Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top-Up, and Grant-in-aid.

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Extended Validity of Sassa Gold Cards

Grant beneficiaries with Sassa gold cards expiring in December can rest assured, as the validity of these cards has been extended. This ensures continued access to grant funds without the need for immediate card replacement.

Addressing Concerns About Accessing Grant Money

Some beneficiaries expressing concerns about accessing their grant money due to expiring gold cards should be reassured, as the extended validity ensures uninterrupted access to funds.

The Situation Beyond December 2023

While there were approximately 5.3 million cards scheduled for replacement by December 31, 2023, the extended validity allows beneficiaries to use their gold cards beyond the expiration date.

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Warning Against Scams and Misinformation

Postbank spokesperson Bongani Diako cautioned Sassa beneficiaries to be vigilant during the festive season, as scammers might misinform them about the status of Sassa gold cards. Beneficiaries are urged to ignore calls directing them to change their cards under the false pretext of card expiration.

Continued SASSA Grant Payments

Postbank affirms that all Sassa beneficiaries will receive their SASSA grants in December and beyond using their existing gold cards. Importantly, there is no requirement for grant beneficiaries to replace or renew their Sassa gold cards to facilitate grant payments.

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A Final Reminder to Stay Informed

Grant beneficiaries are reminded to stay informed, disregard misinformation, and rest easy knowing that their Sassa gold cards remain valid for accessing grant payments. Any calls or messages suggesting otherwise should be ignored to prevent falling victim to scams.

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