SASSA emphasizes importance of notifications sent to beneficiaries

SASSA emphasizes importance of notifications sent to beneficiaries

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is emphasizing the importance for beneficiaries to carefully review notification letters sent to them.

These notifications serve as vital communications informing recipients about any pertinent changes that may impact their social grants.

According to the agency, these messages could encompass various updates or adjustments that could potentially affect the beneficiaries’ social welfare benefits.

Beneficiary Responsibility

SASSA underscores the significance of beneficiaries ensuring the accuracy of their addresses registered with the agency.

This accuracy is crucial to ensure that beneficiaries receive notifications promptly and without delay.

Moreover, SASSA highlights that it is the responsibility of each social grant beneficiary to promptly notify the agency of any changes in their personal circumstances.

These changes may include alterations in marital status, financial situation, or medical condition, among others.

Consequences of Non-Compliance

In a stern warning, SASSA outlines the potential consequences of failing to cooperate during grant reviews or engaging in fraudulent activities.

Such actions, including misrepresentation leading to the approval of a grant and failure to submit required documentation, could result in the suspension of the social grant.

To prevent such repercussions, beneficiaries are urged to report any relevant changes or circumstances as soon as they occur.

Suspension Restoration Process

In cases where a grant is suspended, SASSA delineates the procedure for restoring the suspended grant application. Beneficiaries must initiate the restoration process within 30 days of the suspension.

This process is essential, particularly if the grant was suspended due to reasons such as failure to collect payments for three consecutive months or failure to undergo a required review.

June Payment Schedule

SASSA administers social grant payments to over 20 million recipients each month, encompassing various grants such as the Social Relief of Distress Grant, Disability Grant, Childcare Grant, and Foster Care Grant.

For the upcoming month of June 2024, payment dates are scheduled as follows:

  • Older Person’s (Pensioners) Grants: Tuesday, 4 June
  • Disability Grants: Wednesday, 5 June
  • Children’s and Foster Grants (plus all other grants): Thursday, 6 June

Contacting SASSA

For beneficiaries with inquiries or in need of assistance, SASSA provides direct contact options. Individuals can reach out to the agency’s Regional Office for further assistance.

The agency can be contacted via phone at +27 80 060 1011. Additionally, inquiries can be directed via email to

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