In preparation for the joyous Christmas season, many businesses, corporations, and government officials are closing their doors. On whether they will receive their grant payments this month, thousands of people are worried.
Monthly social handouts of millions are given out by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). With the help of these subsidies, millions of helpless individuals are guaranteed access to basic products and services as well as cash support.
Several corporations and governmental organizations are closing for the holidays as 2024 draws to a close. Grants won’t always be accessible for collection, while Sassa will still make payments on time.
Every month, during the first week, Sassa awards funds that are permanent. It was the same in December 2024, and on Thursday, December 1, 2024, the organization started giving out grants to older people.
It’s vital to remember that Sassa will still be giving out funds in December.
On weekends and federal holidays, however, Sassa DOES NOT distribute grants. As a result, grant recipients won’t be able to access their funds at Sassa offices on the weekends or on legal holidays.
Additionally, on December 26 and 27, 2024, recipients of Sassa grants will not be able to pick up their awards. This is so that the country can observe the two days as public holidays.
Additionally, grant recipients must be aware that January 1, 2024, is a federal holiday. The public holiday will be held on Monday, January 2, 2024, because the first day of the new year falls on a Sunday. As a result, grant Sassa will start disbursing grants on January 3, 2024, a Tuesday.
The Postbank suggested earlier this month that grant recipients draw their grant money from retail locations. This comes after they stopped making grants for ATMs.
Beneficiaries of grants can alternatively pick up their awards from retail establishments including Checkers, Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Usave, and Boxer stores.