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SASSA grant payments for February kick-started on Friday

By Afikile Lugunya - Feb 1, 2019
SASSA grant payments for February kick-started on Friday

The  South  African  Social  Security  Agency  (SASSA)   Eastern Cape  says that social  grants  payments for  the  month  of February  will  began on  Friday, 1  February  2019 for  electronic  payments  at  banks, merchants,  ATM’s  and  SAPO  outlets. 

"Payments  at  cash  paypoints  will  begin  on  the 5th  of  February  2019," described SASSA Eastern Cape Regional Spokesperson, Luzuko Qina. 

Qina said that SASSA has noted with  concerns  the  long  queues  at  South  African  Post  Office  (SAPO)  outlets and  at merchants,  where  social  grants  beneficiaries  are  lining-up  to  receive  their  social grant  payments.

"SASSA  also  reminds all  its  beneficiaries  that  social  grants  get  paid  out  from  the  1st  of every  month  and  remains that  unless  announced  otherwise.

"The  dates  for  the  February  2019  payment  cycle  were  communicated  to  beneficiaries during  the  January  payment  cycle," he described.

SASSA grant beneficiaries urged to be wary of scams

Qina also said that the agency  would  like  to  advise  all  social  grant beneficiaries  to  be  wary  and  vigilant  of  the  misleading  information  about  the  changes on  dates  of  social grant  payments.

He further advised beneficiaries   to  call  SASSA  toll  free  on  0800  60  10  11  or  customer  care line  at  043  707  6300/6335  for all enquiries.

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