Sassa News Today – The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has rubbished claims that the Sassa gold cards have expired or been discontinued or withdrawn from being used. Sassa went on to charge beneficiaries not to be misled by social media circulating wrong rumours about the SASSA gold cards that, they are going to be discontinued/have expired or to be withdrawn.

In a press release, Sassa said the Sassa gold cards work like any other bank cards as approved by the South African Reserve Bank. Part of the statement read,

The SASSA gold cards work like any other commercial authenticated card as approved by the South African Reserve Bank, beneficiaries must know that it is safe, with all necessary safeguard to keep all their money in their accounts.

Sassa also added that beneficiaries need not be afraid because their money is always safe in the bank throughout the whole month and can be collected at any time. Moreover, Sassa reminded the beneficiaries that they can use their Sassa gold cards to collect their money at ATMs or at retail stores or any supermarket of their choice. 

“Those receiving grants at pay-points are advised to create a PIN when collecting their grants during the August 2022 payment. This will enable beneficiaries to use their SASSA card to draw their money at ATMs and supermarkets using their pin created,” Sassa said.

Sassa finally warned beneficiaries of scammers who will try to fraud them during the first days of the month.

Read the full statement below;

The SASSA card work like any other bank card

The South African Social Security Agency is urging beneficiaries not to be misled by social media circulating wrong rumours about the SASSA gold cards that, they are going to be dis-continued/have expired or to be withdrawn. The SASSA gold cards work like any other commercial authenticated card as approved by the South African Reserve Bank, beneficiaries must know that it is safe, with all necessary safeguard to keep all their money in their accounts.

The remaining funds will be kept safe in your card. Social grants payment funds can be withdrawn on any different days throughout the month according to a beneficiary’s needs.

The beneficiaries are reminded again that they can use their SASSA gold cards to withdraw money at ATMs or at retail stores or any supermarket of their choice. Those receiving grants at pay-points are advised to create a PIN when collecting their grants during the August 2022 payment. This will enable beneficiaries to use their SASSA card to draw their money at ATMs and supermarkets using their pin created.

SASSA is requesting beneficiaries to avoid going into risk crime hot places during the first days of the month. Scammers and thugs target the beginning of the month to rob the vulnerable people living with disability and elders. It is advisable to do shopping or withdraw money in the middle of the month.

For more information contact our Customer help desk at (013) 754 – 9439/9428 or toll-free number: 0800 60 10 11 from 08:00 – 16:00 during weekdays Monday – Friday.

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