SASSA Grant Payments For January 2024 | Dates, Delays, and Vital Information. As the calendar flips to January, South Africa’s most vulnerable citizens eagerly anticipate their social grant payments from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). This month, the disbursement of grants for January is set to begin, ensuring vital financial support for millions.
SASSA Grant Payments For January 2024
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is ready to kick off the distribution of permanent social grants for January 2023. Beneficiaries across the spectrum of permanent social grants administered by Sassa will start receiving their payments this week.
A Lifeline for Vulnerable South Africans
Sassa’s grants hold immense significance in alleviating the financial hardships faced by South Africa’s vulnerable population. Over 18 million individuals rely on these permanent grant payments every month to meet their basic needs.
Types of Permanent Grants Dispensed by Sassa
Sassa extends a range of permanent grants to eligible South Africans, including 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.
Grant Payment Commencement in January
Sassa typically launches its grant payment cycle on the second day of each month, adjusting for weekends or public holidays. For January, the schedule unfolds as follows:
- Older Persons Grant: 3 January 2024
- Disability Grant: 4 January 2024
- Children Grants: 5 January 2024
Where to Access Your SASSA Grant Payment
Beneficiaries of SASSA social grants enjoy several options for collecting their payments:
- Bank Account: Permanent grant beneficiaries can opt to have their grants directly deposited into their bank accounts, providing immediate access to their funds post-payment.
- Retail Outlets: Select retailers nationwide offer convenient grant collection services. Beneficiaries can visit nearby retail outlets like Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer stores, Usave stores, and Checkers to collect their grant money.
- Mobile Cash Pay Points: While mobile cash pay points are available, they offer limited flexibility as beneficiaries can only collect grants during specific hours within designated payment cycles.
Sassa emphasizes that beneficiaries need not rush to withdraw their grant payments on the first day, as the funds remain accessible in their accounts until needed.
January R350 Grant Payment Schedule
In January 2023, R350 grants are slated for disbursement from 18 January 2024. Sassa expects to process all R350 grant payments for January 2023 by 22 January 2023. To determine the exact payment date into their bank accounts, R350 grant beneficiaries are encouraged to check their grant application status.
It’s worth noting that, although Sassa indicates when R350 grants are paid, beneficiaries may have to wait a few days for the funds to reflect in their bank accounts before making transactions.
For more detailed information regarding Sassa grants and the R350 grant, individuals can visit the Careers Portal’s dedicated Sassa section.
Sassa Grant Payment Delays
Sassa has recently reported technical challenges affecting grant payments through Postbank. These issues have repercussions on beneficiaries’ ability to withdraw funds from ATMs and retail stores.
The challenges also impact some Sassa SRD R350 withdrawals at retailers. Sassa assures the public that Postbank teams are diligently working to resolve these issues that are currently hindering grant payments.
Unfortunately, beneficiaries of the Older Persons grants and War Veterans grant, scheduled for payment on 5 January 2023, are unable to access their grants due to these payment delays.
Postbank will provide updates as soon as the technical issues are resolved. It’s important to note that Sassa grant payments via Sassa gold cards within Post Office branches remain unaffected by these technical challenges and continue to process normally.