Delay in SASSA payouts for May

Social grant recipients will have to wait a bit longer to receive their money, as the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) announced changes to payment schedule for May 2023.

No reason has been given, but SASSA assured beneficiaries that the change will only be applicable in May. It warned that should there be any changes on the payment schedule, SASSA will communicate in due course.

SASSA would have distributed money for Older persons grant and Disability Grants beneficiaries on 3 and 4 May 2023, respectively, but these payments have been moved a day later.

Payments for children’s Grants has been moved from 5 May to 8 May 2023.


‘’Beneficiaries are advised to consider using their cards to buy goods or related commodities rather than complete withdrawal of funds. Furthermore social grant recipients are requested to be patient and not rush to withdraw their money from their accounts, as their money will remain available in their accounts until they are ready to withdraw. Clients who are unable to go and withdraw their funds on the first few days of payment should also not worry or attempt to rush to withdraw,’’ SASSA said in a statement.

‘’SASSA apologises profusely for the inconvenience and frustration that this change will cause to all grant recipients,’’ it added.


Done By: Mitchum George


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