Sassa recipients, who usually receive their grants from the post office, are urged to seek alternative methods of collecting their payments for the month of May.
The South African Post Office has requested that beneficiaries of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grants, who hope to collect their grant payments during May, consider collecting their grants from ATMs or supermarkets.
Beneficiaries were encouraged to seek alternative payment points as some Post Office branches may have insufficient funds.
Although, the Post Office has stated that the majority of Sassa beneficiaries have been paid for the month of May.
On Tuesday 3 May Older Person’s grants were paid, Wednesday 4 May Disability grants and Thursday 5 May Children’s grants were paid.
Therefore, beneficiaries who need to collect their Covid-19 R350 grant and those who use cash pay points are urged to seek alternative ways of collecting their grant.
Recipients who use the gold Sassa card issued by Postbank will be able to withdraw their grants at supermarkets, free of any commission. These beneficiaries may also swipe their card to pay for any purchases as all swipes are free of commission.
Therefore, a recipient receives the full value of their grant when using it at a supermarket, down to the last cent.
Individuals may also use their gold cards at all ATMs in South Africa. In the event that an ATM is used to withdraw the grant, the bank owning the ATM will levy a fee.