October Sassa Payment Dates

By | September 29, 2021

Sassa social grant payments for October

As we approach the end of September and the start of October, SASSA grant beneficiaries will be interested in knowing their grant payment dates. 

The SASSA grant payment dates for September are:

  • Older Person’s Grants 5 October 2021
    • This includes any grants linked to these accounts
  • Disability Grants 6 October 2021
    • This includes any grants linked to these accounts
  • Foster Care Grants 7 October 2021
  • Care Dependency Grants 7 October 2021
  • Child Support Grants 7 October 2021

 As for the Covid-19 Special Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, or what’s known as the R350 grant, there is not a set payment date. Once you’ve been approved, SASSA then aims to pay soon after that. However, delays are possible.

Beneficiaries are urged to wait for an SMS to say that they can collect their R350 grant and should not head out to collect it if they haven’t received an SMS.

Grants will be paid to the beneficiary through the method they chose when applying for the grant, this is relevant for all SASSA grants.

SASSA continues to say, “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”. 

Should you have any questions for SASSA about your SASSA grants, you can call them at 0800 60 10 11 or visit the SASSA website here.

Sassa also confirmed “there is no need to rush to withdraw cash on the first day”.

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Social grants are usually paid from the first of every month except in December, as from January , the South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) will pay beneficiaries, who use banks, ATM’s and merchant outlets from the 01 January despite the day falling on a public holiday.

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“The rationale behind was to protect beneficiaries from the December shopping traffic and its attendant risks especially for the elderly,” he added.

“The move however is misinterpreted as a December double payment by a few and others think another early payment for January is on the cards- which is not true.”

Letsatsi further said social grant beneficiaries are also reminded that upon approval of their grants they have the right to choose a payment method.

“They can either choose a direct payment into a bank account of their choice or a manual cash payment at a paypoint for instance. A beneficiary choosing a direct payment into their bank account makes it easy and convenient because they can receive their money anywhere in the country,” he explained.

“Beneficiaries who wish to switch to banks can arrange that at their nearest SASSA office. SASSA however does not cover bank charges that may arise in the case of direct payments into private bank accounts of beneficiaries.”

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