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How to Use an Expired Sassa Gold Card

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How to Use an Expired Sassa Gold Card

How to Use an Expired Sassa Gold Card. Sassa distributes 19 million permanent grants monthly. Despite the expiration of thousands of gold cards, Postbank assures recipients that their gold cards will remain fully operational throughout 2024.

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 Overview of Sassa Grants

  • Sassa pays 19 million permanent grants monthly.
  • Grants include Older Persons pension grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant, Care Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top-Up, and Grant-in-aid.

Extension of Sassa Gold Card Validity

  • In 2023, around 5.3 million cards were meant to be replaced by December 2023.
  • Sassa announced an extension of the validity of gold cards, allowing them to be used beyond December.

Sassa Gold Card Operational Information

  • All grant beneficiaries are reminded that Sassa gold cards will not expire in December and will continue to work for grant payments beyond December 2023.

Where To Collect Your Sassa Grant

Retail Outlets for Grant Collection

  • Grant beneficiaries can collect their social grants at various retail outlets, including Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer, Usave, and Checkers.
  • Sassa cards can also be used at ATMs.

Changes in Cash Withdrawals

  • Beneficiaries will no longer be able to withdraw cash at Post Offices.

Bank Account Payment Option

  • Beneficiaries have the option to have their grant paid directly into their bank account, allowing access to funds at any time after Sassa completes the payment.

Sassa Advisory for Beneficiaries

  • Sassa urges beneficiaries not to rush for cash withdrawals on the first day.
  • Once the money is in the account, it will remain there until needed.
  • Sassa Gold Cards offer various transaction benefits, including free withdrawals in retail shops and free statements, empowering beneficiaries

Conclusion

In summary, despite the expiration of Sassa gold cards, recipients can still use them throughout 2024. Beneficiaries are advised on grant collection options, including retail outlets and bank account payments.

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Appeals For May 2024 SASSA Grants R370

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Appeals For May 2024 SASSA Grants R370

Appeals For May 2024 SASSA Grants R370. Every month, thousands of South Africans apply for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, provided by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). While many applications are successful, some are unfortunately rejected. If your application for the R370 Sassa grant for May 2024 has been turned down, don’t lose hope – you have the option to appeal.

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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa)

distributes several permanent grants aimed at assisting financially vulnerable people living in South Africa. Grants include the Older Persons pension grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant, Care Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top-Up, and Grant-in-aid. Since 2020, Sassa has also provided the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to unemployed individuals.

The initial value for the SRD grant was R350 per month. In March 2024, the Finance Minister announced an increase, setting the value at R370 per month, effective since 1 April.

SRD grant applications are accepted monthly. Some R370 Sassa grant applications will be rejected, prompting Sassa to allow rejected applicants to submit a Sassa appeal.

The R370 SRD Grant

Initially set at R350 per month, the SRD grant saw an increase in March 2024, with its value now standing at R370 per month, effective from April 1.

Submitting an SRD Grant Appeal Application

If your application for the R370 Sassa grant has been rejected, you have the option to appeal. Follow these steps to lodge an appeal:

  1. Visit the SRD grant appeals Sassa website.
  2. Click on the green bar labeled ‘click here to lodge an appeal or check Sassa appeal status’.
  3. Enter your ID number and cellphone number.
  4. Click ‘send pin’ and wait for the verification pin to arrive via SMS.
  5. Enter the pin and click ‘submit’.
  6. Select the month you are appealing for and choose the reason for your appeal from the drop-down menu.
  7. Click ‘submit’.

Tracking Your Sassa SRD Grant Appeal Status

After submitting your appeal, it’s essential to track its status. Follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Sassa Appeals Website.
  2. Enter your ID number and telephone number.
  3. Click ‘track appeal’.

Alternatively, you can inquire about your appeal status by calling the Sassa Call Centre at 0800 601 011.

Don’t be disheartened if your initial application is rejected. By following the appeal process, you stand a chance of receiving the much-needed financial assistance provided by the R370 Sassa grant for May 2024. Stay informed and persistent throughout the process to ensure your appeal receives the attention it deserves.

Conclusion

The ability to appeal a rejected R370 SASSA grant application offers hope to those in need. By following the simple steps outlined, applicants can potentially secure the financial assistance they require, ensuring their well-being during challenging times.

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