SASSA advises of early payment of December social grants

NOVEMBER 19, 2015

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) wishes to inform all beneficiaries of social grants that they will receive their December social grant payments earlier than usual. The payment cycle for December 2015 will commence on the 26 November and end on the 16 December 2015 for all grant types at different payment channels.

 Social grant payments for December will be paid as follows:


    -  Funds will become available for collection at ATM’s and merchants from 26 November 2015.

    -  Payment at pay points will start between 26 November and the 1st of December 2015.


    - The last date of payment at ATM’s and merchants will be 16h00 on 16 December 2015.

    -  Last date of payment at pay points will be 15 December 2015.

The Minister of Social Development Ms Bathabile Dlamini arrived at this decision after considering the vulnerability of the elderly people at major shopping centres around the country particularly during this time of the year.

“We have decided to pay the December social grants earlier than usual for the sole purpose of allowing elderly people to do their Christmas shopping ahead of the usual rush normally experienced over the festive season. In the past, elderly people have welcomed this move and we thought it wise to once again afford them an opportunity to do their shopping conveniently,” Said Minister Dlamini.

“On behalf of my office and that of Deputy Minister Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu I wish all beneficiaries of social grants and their families a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.” Concluded Minister Dlamini.