How SASSA Grant Payments Work at the Post Office

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the Post Office (SA Post Office) work collaboratively to ensure social grant beneficiaries and the general public of South Africa continue to receive their grant money on time every month. But how does the process work? 


SASSA deposits the beneficiary funds directly into the accounts of social grant recipients each month. The SA Post Office then acts as a distribution agent for the grants deposited into the Postbank SASSA/Post Office gold card accounts.

The SASSA/Post Office gold card accounts are opened and managed in accordance with the contract between SASSA and SA Post Office. Social grant beneficiaries then have the option of accessing their funds at any bank ATM, merchant point of sale device, post office, or one of the remaining SASSA cash pay points.

Because it is a fully-fledged debit card, the SASSA/Post Office gold card can be used anywhere VISA cards are accepted for purchasing products.

Additionally, SASSA's confirmed social grant payment dates for September are as follows: 

  • Friday 3 September 2021: Older persons’ Grants
  • Monday 6 September 2021: Disability Grants
  • Tuesday 7 September 2021: All other grants

SASSA has also advised beneficiaries that they do not have to rush into making a withdrawals on the first day as their funds will remain in their account until they are needed.

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