The South African
Social Security Agency says it has no other option but to take Grindrod Bank and
Cash Paymaster Services to court for allegedly making illegal deductions from
the bank accounts of beneficiaries.
Grindrod Bank is now seeking legal clarity on new social grant regulations, which
make certain deductions unlawful.
The new law was
announced by the Social Development Department last month.
for grants policy support, Dianne Dunkerley, says, “There has been much media
coverage about people who are walking away with maybe R20 of their old-age
pensions and they tried a number of ways to try and address this.”
She says “The
amended regulation went on to say that if their beneficiaries are paid through
a method determined by them, then there won’t be any deductions of any nature.”
Labels: SASSA ‘has no option’ but court action over illegal deductions