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Gold SASSA Cards are Still Valid After December



Gold SASSA Cards are Still Valid After December

Gold SASSA Cards are Still Valid After December. South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) announces that a significant portion of 19 million grant recipients can now access their funds via their gold cards.

Sassa Gold Cards Operational Throughout 2024

For the 19 million grant beneficiaries who depend on their gold cards for monthly access to social grants, Sassa has confirmed the functionality of Sassa gold cards will continue into 2024.

Variety of Grants Covered

The Sassa program provides 19 million permanent grants, including the Older Persons pension grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant, Care Dependency grant, Foster Child grant, Child Support grant, Child Support grant Top-Up, and Grant-in-aid grant.

Extension of Gold Card Validity

Even if the Sassa gold cards expire in 2024, grant recipients can still access their grant funds using their cards. According to Sassa, rumors suggest that social grants will not be paid due to expiring gold cards, which Sassa denies.

Assurance from Postbank

Postbank spokesman Bongani Diako has assured all Sassa grant beneficiaries that they will receive their social grants in December and beyond.


Dismissing Expiry Rumors

As a result, Sassa urges beneficiaries not to change their cards based on false claims of expired gold cards. Social grants will continue to be paid regardless of the validity of cards.

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Extension of Gold Card Validity Confirmed

Sassa announced earlier this year that about 5.3 million cards were due for replacement by December 31, 2023. Sassa announcement allowed beneficiaries to use expired cards until the end of 2023.

Postbank November Announcement

This decision ensures that all gold cards will work normally for paying social grants beyond December 2023 and into 2024, as Postbank announced in November 2023.

Continuity for Beneficiaries

It eliminates the inconveniences and expenses associated with switching to alternative grant payment methods offered by other banks by extending the validity of Sassa Gold Cards.

Transactional benefits and Cost Savings

Beneficiaries benefit from a variety of transaction benefits, such as free withdrawals from retail shops and free statements, which enhances the overall efficiency of grant payments.



SASSA extension of the gold cards validity brings relief to 19 million grant recipients. This decision ensures seamless access to social grants, sparing beneficiaries the inconvenience and expense of switching payment methods, fostering continuity and financial empowerment.

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