Sometimes these unauthorized debits relate to funeral policies that SASSA social grant beneficiaries claim they did not sign up for but that they were misled by clever sales people into giving out their banking details. In some cases, consumers do not even notice the debits, which are often for amounts under R100 so they do not always trigger a bank SMS notification until their accounts become overdrawn and the banks charge huge penalties.
That’s why SASSA has now set up a special system to help social grant beneficiaries to easily put a stop to these unauthorised funeral policy deductions to their social grant payments.
Having money deducted from your social grant can be costly. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has provided steps that recipients can follow to put an end to these deductions.
How to stop unauthorised funeral policy deductions
Send an SMS to 35548 with the following information:
- Identity number
- Full names
- Insurance company name
- Policy duration
- Reason for cancellation
You can dial 0800 601 011 if you are unsure of the name of the insurance company deducting from your social grant.
SASSA offers a number of grants to provide financial relief to those in need. Permanent grants offered by SASSA include:
- Older person’s grant (old age pension)
- Child support grant.
- Care dependency grant.
- Grant in aid (if you live on a social grant, but need someone to take care of you)
- War veteran’s grant.
- Foster child grant.
- Disability grant.
In Conclusion, you have learned how to Stop Unauthorized Funeral Policy Deductions From SASSA Grants. You can share this article on social media with the social icons below.