Thursday, May 30, 2013

Black Sash happy SASSA prevents deductions from beneficiaries’ accounts

Athenkosi Mvane
30 May 2013

Black Sash said it welcomes the long overdue decision by the South African Social Security Agency, to prevent unlawful deductions being made from social grants by financial providers which trade in mirco-loans. 

Black Sash’s Elory Paulus said social grant beneficiaries need to be vigilant and report and questionable deductions from their social grants.

Paulus said they acre concerned about the practices that money-lenders have unlawfully, unscrupulously and immorally making deductions from grant beneficiaries.

“SASSA has committed itself not to allow these deductions either than ten percent of the grant payments to be deducted from the beneficiaries’ accounts only for funeral cover.

“Black Sash is cautiously optimistic and is working very closely with authorities” Pulus added.

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