SASSA Grants payments January 2023

SASSA Grants payments January 2023

SASSA Grants payments January 2023 , SASSA grants January 2023 payments: 24 hours to go

SASSA grant beneficiaries will start accessing their money for January 2023

Meanwhile, Postbank has advised all SASSA grant beneficiaries that ATM withdrawals using the gold cards have been suspended for December only.

This comes as a number of beneficiaries (old age, disabled and children) could not access their grants on the specified payment dates for both November and December.

In a statement, Postbank said it has been experiencing a number of technical glitches that disrupted the smooth withdrawal of social grants. It added that an investigation has uncovered a series of network attacks by criminal elements determined to commit systematic ATM card fraud related crimes on Postbank payments using sophisticated modus operandi.


Older persons and their associated grants will be paid first followed by disability grants and child grants on the dates as below:

Older persons – Tuesday, 3 January

Disability grants – Wednesday, 4 January

Children’s grants – Thursday, 5 January

What is the qualifying criteria?

  1. A South African Citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee registered on the Home Affairs database and persons who are holders of special permits under the Special Angolan Dispensation, the Lesotho Exemption Permit dispensation and the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Dispensation, and asylum seekers whose section 22 permits or visas are valid or were valid on 15 March 2020;
  2. Currently residing within the borders of the Republic of South Africa;
  3. Above the age of 18 and below the age of 60;
  4. Unemployed;
  5. Not receiving any social grant in respect of himself or herself;
  6. Not receiving an unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive an unemployment insurance benefit;
  7. Not receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme and other financial aid;
  8. Not receiving any other government COVID-19 response support;


Why it is important to re-apply? 

  • People’s circumstances may have changed over time;
  • In order to confirm clients’ personal details, assess their income and financial status;
  • Applicants need to accept the declaration and consent, which has been strengthened to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) which came to effect on 21 July 2021;
  • In order to access or to have the application reconsidered for the Social Relief of Distress Grant, an applicant must grant consent for SASSA to verify his or her identity, residency, income or social security benefits with any other institution deemed necessary by SASSA.

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