Sassa Grant Payments For September Commence

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As September begins, millions of vulnerable people living in South Africa will be eagerly awaiting their social grant payments from the South African Social Security Agency. Grants payments for September are set to begin this week. 

 


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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will begin paying September 2023 permanent social grants this week. Beneficiaries of all the permanent social grants distributed by Sassa are set to be paid this week. 

Grants provided by Sassa play a crucial role in alleviating financial challenges faced by vulnerable people living in South Africa. More than 18 million people receive permanent grant payments every month. 

Sassa pays several permanent grants to eligible people living in South Africa. These permanent grants include 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. 

When Sassa Will Pay Grants In September 

The rollout of Sassa grant payments typically commences on the second day of the month. In cases where the second day falls on a weekend or a public holiday, grant payments are pushed to the next working day. 

In September, Sassa will begin paying grants from 5 September 2023 starting with the distribution of the Older persons grants. This will be followed by the payments of disability grants on 6 September 2023. Beneficiaries of the various children's grants will be paid on Thursday 7 September 2023.   

Grant Payment Dates September 2023

  • Older Persons Grant: Tuesday, 5 September 2023
  • Disability Grant: Wednesday, 6 September 2023
  • Children's Grant: Thursday, 7 September 2023

Where To Collect Your Sassa Grant Payment 

Beneficiaries of social grants distributed by Sassa have several grant payment options. 

Bank Account

Permanent grant beneficiaries can choose to have their grants deposited directly into their bank accounts, offering them easy access to their funds immediately after payment from Sassa

Retail Outlets 

Sassa grants can also be collected at select retailers across the country. This is one of the most convenient grant payment options as beneficiaries can visit a retail outlet in their community to collect their grant money.  

Retailers such as Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer stores, Usave stores, and Checkers distribute social grants.

Mobile Cash Pay Points

Mobile cash pay points are available for grant beneficiaries; however, this option has limited flexibility as beneficiaries can only collect their grants for a few hours during specific payment cycles.

Sassa emphasises that beneficiaries need not rush to withdraw their grant payments on the first day they become available. Once the money is deposited into their accounts, it remains accessible until needed.

There is no need to rush to withdraw cash on the first day. Once the money is in the account, it will remain there until it is needed. 

September R350 Grant Payment Dates 

In September 2023, R350 grants will be paid from 22 September 2023. Sassa expects that all R350 grant payments for September 2023 will be processed until 29 September 2023. 

Sassa encouraged R350 grant beneficiaries to view grant application status by completing a R350 grant status check for the exact date that the payment will be made into their bank accounts.  

It's important to note that while Sassa indicates when R350 grants have been paid to beneficiaries, they may have to wait a few days before they can begin transacting with their money as funds may take a few days to reflect in their bank account. 

For more information about Sassa grants and the R350 grant, visit the Careers Portal’s dedicated Sassa section.

Sassa Grant Payment Delays 

Sassa announced that Postbank is experiencing technical challenges which are affecting grant payments. These challenges are affecting some beneficiaries’ ability to withdraw their funds at ATMS and Retail stores. 

The technical challenges also affect some Sassa SRD R350 withdrawals within retailers. 

Sassa says postbank teams are working to resolve the challenges that are preventing grants from being paid. 

Beneficiaries of the Older Persons grants and War Veterans grant were scheduled to be paid on 5 September 2023. They are unable to access their grants due to payment delays.

Postbank will advise as soon as the technical issue is resolved. 

Sassa grants payments transactions via Sassa gold cards within Post Office branches are processing  normally and not affected by the issue.  

Sassa September Grant Payments Back On Track 

On Wednesday, Sassa announced  that Postbank has fully restored payment services. They added that they are actively working to resolve other challenges that prevent and delay Sassa grant payments. 

Clients can now enjoy the use of the SASSA/Postbank powered cards to make purchases and payments.

Beneficiaries of older persons grants were unable to collect their money on Tuesday as technical glitches gripped the Postbank's systems. These glitches meant that beneficiaries using Sassa/postbank powered cards could not withdraw their grants or transact using their Sassa/postbank cards. 

The technical challenges only affected clients who were using the Sassa/postbank card. Other clients, who were receiving grants at various Cash Pay-Points or other private banks (except postbank) were not affected and were able to withdraw their benefits with ease. 

Sassa advised beneficiaries that Sassa grant payments that were declined has been reversed and grants will be paid into beneficiaries' accounts in the next 24 hours. 

The processing of the reversals of funds debited on the accounts that declined since yesterday due to a system error is underway ... the funds will be reversed into all beneficiaries' accounts approximately in the next 24 hours.

This article has been updated to reflect new information and developments regarding Sassa grant payments for September 2023. 

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Person collecting Sassa grant in August 2023

Social grants play a vital role in providing financial assistance and support to vulnerable individuals and families living in South Africa. The grant distributed by Sassa aims to reduce poverty, reduce inequality, and improve the overall well-being of the most disadvantaged members of the country. 
 

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