The Sassa Gold Card Doesn’t Work. What Was Sassa Up To This Month? Why Isn’t My Child’s Sassa Grant Money In Yet?
Sassa Gold Card Not Working: The agency apologised to those who couldn’t get their grants at post offices. Also, glitches at South African Post Office (SAPO) outlets made it hard for customers to make over-the-counter payments, deposits, and withdrawals. This article explains why your Sassa Gold Card isn’t working.
Why Doesn’t My Sassa Gold Card Work?
The South African Social Security Agency, or Sassa, has apologised to people with gold cards who couldn’t get their grants from post offices. This is because South African Post Office (Sapo) locations had system problems that made it hard for Postbank customers to pay, deposit, or withdraw money over the counter. Sassa says that grants can be taken out at any store that offers cash back, such as Shoprite, Checkers, Usave, Pick n Pay, and Boxer. People who get grants can also use the gold cards to buy things anywhere that takes bank cards. The Sassa gold cards work just like any other bank card and are fully integrated into the national payment system.
What Was Sassa Up To This Month?
Millions of South Africans depend on social grants from the government to buy essential goods and services every month. But these people who got grants have not been able to get their money as usual. The South African Social Security Agency, which is also called Sassa, has asked people who get permanent grants to make other plans for getting their money. This is because of a glitch in the system at pay points that stops grants from being paid. About 18 million permanent social grants are given out each month by Sassa. Permanent grants include the Older Persons Grant, the Disability Grant, the Child Support Grant, the Foster Care Grant, the Grant in Aid, the War Veterans Grant, and the Care Dependency Grant.
The Post Office’s Payment Systems For SASSA Grants Had A Glitch.
People who get SASSA social grants and have SASSA gold cards can now get their grants money at ATMs and stores across the country. This is because the system problems that stopped payments have been fixed.
The problems with the payment system were fixed on Saturday afternoon, November 5, 2022, and since then, transactions at ATMs and retailers have been going smoothly.
Most of the more than 7 million people who get social grants and have SASSA gold cards from Postbank take them out at ATMs and stores.
So, SASSA tells people who get social grants to withdraw them at ATMs and retail stores across the country that offer cash back. These stores include Shoprite, Checkers, Usave, Pick n Pay, and Boxer.
People who get SASSA grants can also use their SASSA gold cards to buy things anywhere that accepts bank cards, since the SASSA gold cards work just like any other bank card in the national payments system.
Postbank is keeping an eye on how well the systems work in Post Office branches today, November 7, 2022, and will let beneficiaries know if anything changes.
Postbank is sorry for the trouble these system problems have caused for people who get SASSA social grants. We know that social grants are important for the most vulnerable people in our community to make a living, and we’re sorry for the trouble caused by the system glitch.
Is The SASSA Gold Card Still Valid?
The SASSA gold cards work like any other commercially issued card that has been approved by the South African Reserve Bank. The people who get them must know that they are safe and have all the protections they need to keep all their money in their bank accounts.
Why Is SASSA Not Paying?
One of them is when applicants give Sassa the wrong bank information or when applicants change their bank accounts without telling Sassa.
Can Someone Block A SASSA Card?
If you lose or have your SASSA card stolen, call the help desk at 0800 600 160 right away to STOP the card.
Will SASSA Cards Be Replaced?
The agency has given more information about when the cards will be changed. SASSA has said that SASSA cards will still work after March 31, 2021.