SASSA REVISES PAYMENT DATES
SASSA has revised his payment plans starting from May 2020.
This has become necessary due the pandemic and its subsequent lock down across the country.
In April 2020, SASSA made a prudent arrangement to pay the elderly (Old age ) and the disability grants to receive their payments earlier than the scheduled date.
Their payments started on 30th and 31st March followed by the other grants on 1st April.
Despite this arrangement made by SASSA, people thronged into the various points of payments on the 30th and 31st irrespective of the grant category. This made the original arrangement marred and some elderly had difficulty even to access their money. This also resulted in overcrowding at various ATMs and stores making it difficult to observe the social distancing.
In one of such instance at Dobonsville shopping centre in Soweto, a video which has been circulating on social media, captured a group of young people pushing elderly people in order to have their payments first at those facilities.
In view of the above, SASSA has released official statement after consulting various stakeholders including National Treasury, South African Post Office, Banking associations, retailers and the general consumer goods.
After the consultation it has been concluded that the following decisions will have to followed to safeguard the elderly and people with disability:
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