Expired Sassa Gold Cards: Still Valid in 2024. Sassa, responsible for issuing 19 million permanent grants monthly, faced a mass expiration of gold cards by the end of December. Despite this, recipients can still leverage their expired Sassa gold cards at designated locations.
Postbank guarantees the continued functionality of gold cards for South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grant recipients. Even for those with expired or upcoming expiration dates, the cards will remain fully operational throughout the year 2024.
Types of Grants Disbursed
Sassa disburses 19 million permanent grants monthly, covering diverse 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.
Extension of Card Validity
Despite plans to replace approximately 5.3 million cards by December 31, 2023, a significant number of Sassa gold cards have already expired. However, Sassa announced an extension of the card validity, allowing their usage beyond the initially stipulated December deadline.
Utilizing Your Expired Sassa Gold Card
Recipients of social grants can collect their payments at various retail outlets, including Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer, Usave, and Checkers. Furthermore, Sassa cards can be used at ATMs for convenience.
Changes in Cash Withdrawal Options
Beneficiaries are no longer able to withdraw cash at Post Offices. Alternatively, they can choose to have their grants deposited directly into their bank accounts, providing easy access to funds once Sassa completes the payment.
Key Considerations for Beneficiaries
Sassa emphasizes the following points for grant beneficiaries:
- No Rush to Withdraw Cash: There’s no urgency to withdraw cash immediately; once deposited, the money remains in the account until needed.
- Transaction Benefits: Sassa Gold Cards offer various transaction benefits, including free withdrawals in retail shops and free statements. This empowers beneficiaries and helps save on transaction costs.