The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has confirmed the payment dates for December 2022 with older persons able to collect from today, Thursday, 1 December.
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As previously reported, SASSA said it had taken note of beneficiaries’ complaints about the previous payment schedule and made changes.
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SASSA announced that if the second day of the month falls on a weekend or public holiday, the payment will take place on the following work day.
Older persons and their associated grants will be paid first, followed by disability grants and child grants.
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SASSA PAYMENT DATES
Older persons – Thursday, 1 December
Disability grants – Friday, 2 December
Children’s grants – Monday, 5 December
Beneficiaries can still collect their grants at South African Police Office (SAPO) branches.
Earlier in November, state owned banking institution Postbank issued an apology to SASSA grant beneficiaries after they could not access their grant monies at ATM’s and retailers nationwide due to a system glitch that impacted payments.
Postbank then advised the social grant beneficiaries to proceed to withdraw social grants at all ATM’s and retail outlets nationwide that provide the cashback functionality which includes Shoprite, Checkers, USave, Pick n Pay and Boxer.
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