The beneficiaries of Sassa’s grants can now pick up their grant payments at additional payment locations, according to the organization. The Agency wants to make sure that recipients of its grants can do so quickly and safely.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has been considering integrating spaza outlets in order to provide its beneficiaries with more payment options.
According to Sassa, there were two spaza shop groups they were collaborating with, and they had to meet certain requirements to make sure that they had South Africans who were legally registered and could be a part of the spaza shop initiative. By doing this, they were able to reduce any risk that might result in problems with compliance with the financial system’s requirements.
According to the Agency, collaborating with spaza stores was primarily done to make sure that recipients of social subsidies could quickly and readily obtain local money.
Beneficiaries wouldn’t have to travel far to pick up their grant payments as a result.
Sassa cardholders have been urged to use their cards to make purchases because doing so lowers costs for both Sassa and Postbank. Beneficiaries who use the Sassa card are less likely to be robbed because they don’t need to carry as much cash.
Beneficiaries can use alternative payment methods like merchants, bank ATMs, and mobile cash pay stations in locations without Post Offices.
Beneficiaries may use the following pay points on the day when their grants are accessible:
- Pick n Pay
At pay points, they can use their Sassa cards to withdraw cash or make purchases of necessities.
Beneficiaries have been notified by Sassa that they do not need to take their grant money right away; it will stay on their card until they chose to utilize it.