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SASSA social grants payment dates for May 2023

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The SASSA Grant payment schedule for the fiscal year 2023–2024 has been made public by SASSA. The dates of the millions of South Africans who get social assistance are always eagerly anticipated. This comes after the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) published the 2023–24 financial year’s payout schedule.

Elderly, child, and disability grant payments are only made during the first week of the month.

All other funds are then paid out, and the recipients of Social Relief of Distress (SRD) payments come next. Except for SRD participants, all other beneficiaries may still pick up their packages at South African Post Office locations.

It’s important to keep in mind that once the money is made accessible, it won’t have to be used right soon. Until a customer is ready to withdraw money, all amounts owing to them remain in their accounts. This still applies to all four of the aforementioned grants.

Will SASSA Grants be affected by The Post Office’s Liquidation?

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has been placed under provisional liquidation, which is another significant development.

Paseka Lestatsi, a spokesperson for SASSA, told Jacaranda FM that SASSA is working with the Post Office to put in place backup arrangements to guarantee that beneficiaries receive their entitlements.

Letsatsi said that the SASSA and the Post Office have a contract.

“The Post Office and the SASSA COO are scheduled to meet this afternoon to work out some kinks. As an organization, we are confident that no matter how hard we strive to cooperate with the Post Office, we will see to it that the beneficiaries receive their just compensation without suffering,” he stated on Monday.

Alternative ways to get SASSA Grants after card expiry

For those who don’t wish to renew their gold Sassa cards, they can still apply to have their grants paid into their own bank accounts or use the free money market account offered by Shoprite to receive their grants.

This occurred as hundreds of people were unable to renewed their gold Sassa cards at various post offices across the nation.

Beneficiaries may request to have their grants put into personal bank accounts or use Shoprite’s free Money Market Account, according to SASSA.