Sassa Payment Dates For January 2023

Sassa Payouts – As part of our commitment to provide social grants on time, Sassa is on track with it’s arrangements to disburse the 2023 social grants payments for January, expected early in the new year. Previously, difficulties with the December 2022 Sassa grant payments have caused problems for many South Africans. The government is looking to create a new payment system that will work more efficiently than the previous one.

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has plans to disburse its much anticipated social grant monies for the first month of the new year. The agency says it has received a confirmation from the National Treasury that they have released their funds and they are ready to hand over the money.

SASSA is responsible for administering a variety of grants to qualifying citizens, including the Child Support Grant, the Old Age Pension, and the Disability Grant.

Sassa has urged all beneficiaries to take advantage of the multiple ways available to access funds from their accounts. This includes visiting a retailer, or getting cash from an ATM.

An update from the Social Security Agency, following an announcement from Postbank last week: Beneficiaries will need to collect their grant payments from retailers for the month of December.

January grants are expected to roll out as usual. ATMs are also expected to be available for all locations.

Sassa has confirmed that the grant payment dates for January 2023 are as follows:

  1. Older Person’s Grants: 03 January 2023
  2. Disability Grants: 04 January 2023
  3. All Other Grants: 05 January 2023

The public holiday is on the first Monday of January in 2023. The government requires employers to give employees at least 1/2 day’s pay, with some exceptions for shift work, intensive production and continuous operations.

Sassa will only commence with grant payments on Tuesday 3 January 2023. Beneficiaries may collect their grants using three different methods, which includes receiving their grant directly into their bank account, via the CashSend option or using their Sassa cards at retailers.

Postbank’s decision to suspend ATM withdrawals stems from the discovery of an increase card fraud. To avoid this fraudulent activity, Sassa grant beneficiaries are advised to collect their grants from the following retailers:

  1. Shoprite
  2. Checkers
  3. Pick n Pay
  4. USave
  5. Boxer
  6. Spar
  7. OK

“Social grant clients with the Sassa gold card can continue using the same card as it remains valid to use at any place that accepts bank card transactions. The card can also be used at outlets nationwide that provide the cashback functionality, which includes Shoprite, Checkers, U-save, Pick ‘n Pay and Boxer,” explained Sassa. 


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