SASSA has reiterated that grant recipients need not immediately withdraw their funds upon availability, as they will remain in the beneficiary’s account until needed.
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) took to Twitter on Thursday, 4 March 2021, to reiterate that it is not necessary for grant recipients to withdraw their grants immediately upon availability. The funds’ availability merely means that the beneficiary’s account has been topped up, however, it is recommended that funds be withdrawn when necessary.
The post comes in light of the agency making various grants available for the month of March. The first was the older persons grant on Wednesday, 3 March 2021, and the most recent funds were made available today, 5 March 2021. Today’s funds were paid out to the remaining beneficiaries, after the availability of the persons with disability grant on Thursday.
Besides reiterating its stance on the aforementioned, SASSA added, “We urge all our clients to keep safe when withdrawing their money. Keep your bank pin private to avoid theft or fraud.”
See the post below.
With this week being the start of the payments for social grants, we remind our clients that there is no need to withdraw their money on the first day of payments. #SASSACARES pic.twitter.com/VrWJWLjRsP
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) March 4, 2021