The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) says nearly 1.5 million R350 welfare recipients who opted for the cash payment option have not been paid.
Speaking to TimesLIVE, Sassa spokeswoman Paseka Letsatsi said the delay was due to Sassa not closing a deal with banking institutions.
Letsatsi said that Applicants who have chosen the cardless payment method have not yet paid because Sassa had to go through a procurement process to use this method with the banks and the approval of the national treasury is required.
“As soon as the Treasury approves our application, we will pay every cent owed to this category of beneficiary without wasting time. We empathize with them, but we also have a responsibility to obey the law, ”he said.
Letsatsi advised applicants who opted for the cardless payment option at ATMs had to provide their bank details for a quick payment.
“If you do not provide bank details by Thursday, Sassa will make the payment through the SA Post Office (Sapo) for August, September and October 2021, ”he said.
Beneficiaries can change their payment method any day of the month and are urged to ensure that the bank account they are using is active and on theirs Name is registered as they appear in their identification documents.
According to Sassa, bank details are the fastest way to receive the scholarship.
“Sassa confirms that the bank account method is the most convenient and fastest way to receive the scholarship and thereby queuing “It says in it.
” Sapo does not pay social emergency aid gran ts when paying old-age, disability and child benefits. “
The recipients can collect their payments from the Post using the ID number system, the payment dates according to the last three digits of the beneficiary’s identity number.
This is how you can collect your money this month:
080 – 12th, 19th and 26th October
081 – October 13th, 20th and 27th
< p> 082 – October 14, 21 and 28
083 – < / span> October 15, 22 and 29
084 – October 11th, 18th and 25th
085 – < / strong> October 12, 19 and 26
086 – < / strong> October 13, 20 and 27
087 – 14. October, 21st and 28th
088 – 15th, 22nd and 29th of October < / p>
089 – October 11th, 18th and 25th
These dates apply to Swiss Post’s payment system. The beneficiaries can receive their scholarships as soon as they have received confirmation of payment from Sassa.