Sassa card is the electronic card for which some of the beneficiaries of sassa grants are paid. The card can be used to transact business and withdrawal money from the ATM machines across the country. In this post, everything you need to know is discussed here. All your questions and queries are also discussed. In case, you need any further information, you can a comment or feedback in the comment box below this post or call at the offices of SASSA across the country for assistance.
SASSA Card Application ? How to Apply for Card.
You SASSA account will be linked to the SASSA card which can be used for electronic transaction at any ATM machine that accepts VISA or MasterCard cards. When your SASSA grant application is successful, you will be given a SASSA card.
To apply for the card, visit any nearest SASSA office and fill the necessary forms. They will inform you when the card is ready for collection.
How the card works
The card is just like any other electronic card issued by Banks for swift transactions like withdrawal at ATM machines, buying items online or checking of balance or bank statement or even deposits. The Card has a unique card number of usually a 16 digit in format 2435 5463 6410 9084 . A personal identity number (PIN) will be attached that will be served as a security for the card to access your SASSA account. The PIN is a four digit code (****) which must be secured and kept well so that no authorized person can have access to.
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Below are Frequently Asked Questions
What if my card get lost?
Whenever you realize that you have lost your SASSA card, immediately report it to the nearest SASSA office and report so that they can block that card for any further transaction. You can apply for a new card usually at a fee.
If you are SASSA beneficiary and you want to access loans, please visit the bank your SASSA card is associated with ask if you can access their loans facility. There might other third party financial companies ready to offer you loans base on your SASSA grant. Care must be taken when applying for loans as there are more more people trying to scam you.
Do you need your card statement or SASSA account statement
- You can make 1 mini statement request at any SA Post Office branches at no cost.
- You can also make a request for 1 full statement of up to a maximum of three months at any SA Post Office Branches nationwide.
- Further request of statement may incur some charges, please find out from SASSA Branches
Some of the card transactions are free with no time limit but others come with limit. For instance, checking balance is free regardless of the number of times of checking. But checking statement or replacing your lost card come at a cost. Click here for more info on the charges on SASSA card.
Resetting SASSA PIN or Exceeding pin trials or Expired card
May be you want to reset your PIN for fear that some may have known your PIN or you have exceeded your PIN trials at the ATM and that your PIN is locked. Please visit any of the Post Office Branches for assistance. When the card is lost, immediately wthoit little delay report to the neraest SASSA office.
The following precautions will be guide to help secure your card
- Always keep your card in a safe place.
- If you cannot go ATM use it yourself for whatever reason, get a trusted friend or family member to do transaction on your behalf.
- When using it on ATM, make sure no one is looking on as you enter your PIN code.
- Never disclose your PIN code to any one or expose it to anyone by writing it somewhere.
- Frequently check your account balance if you see any unusual transactions, immediately report to the nearest SASSA office.