SASSA Grant Payments for December Now Underway. December has swiftly arrived, marking the commencement of Sassa grant payments for the month. The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is disbursing millions of grants to vulnerable individuals, starting on 1 December.
SASSA Payment Schedule for December
Sassa has outlined the payment schedule for various grants in December. The Older Persons Grant will be paid on 1 December, followed by the Disability Grant on 4 December and the Children’s Grants on 5 December 2023.
Will SASSA Grants Be Paid Before Christmas?
As we approach the end of the year, there is curiosity about whether Sassa will continue grant payments during the festive season. It’s important to note that Sassa grants are not disbursed on weekends and public holidays. Examining the grant payment dates for December reveals that payments are strategically scheduled within the first and second weeks of the month.
Here are the grant payment dates for December:
- Older Persons Grant: 1 December 2023
- Disability Grant: 4 December 2023
- Children’s Grants: 5 December 2023
For January, the dates are as follows:
- Older Persons Grant: 3 January 2024
- Disability Grants: 4 January 2024
- Children’s Grants: 5 January 2024
Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant Payments
SRD grant payments, usually made at the end of the month, will be expedited due to Christmas. In December, beneficiaries can expect payments from 18 December until 22 December.
Distribution Methods and Collection Points
Grant beneficiaries have multiple options for collecting their social grants. Retail outlets like Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer, Usave, and Checkers accept Sassa cards for grant withdrawals. Alternatively, beneficiaries can opt for direct bank transfers, providing access to funds at their convenience.
Advantages of Bank Account Payment
Having the Sassa grant deposited into a bank account offers efficiency and ease. This method allows beneficiaries to access funds at any time after Sassa completes the payment. It’s essential to note that the bank account must be in the beneficiary’s name.
Mobile Cash Pay Points
For added flexibility, mobile cash pay points are available for grant beneficiaries. However, this option has limited hours during the grant payment cycle, so beneficiaries should be aware of the specific collection times.