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SASSA Gold Cards are Still Valid For 2024



SASSA Gold Cards are Still Valid For 2024

SASSA Gold Cards are Still Valid For 2024. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has confirmed that the functionality of SASSA Gold Cards will extend into 2024, ensuring uninterrupted access to funds for the 19 million grant recipients.

Covered SASSA Grants

SASSA program encompasses 19 million permanent grants, including:

  • Older Persons pension grant
  • Disability grant
  • War Veterans grant
  • Care Dependency grant
  • Foster Child grant
  • Child Support grant
  • Child Support grant Top-Up
  • Grant-in-aid grant

Extension of Gold Card Validity

Even if SASSA Gold Cards reach their expiration date in 2024, recipients can continue accessing their grant funds using these cards. SASSA refutes rumors suggesting that social grants will not be paid due to expired gold cards.

Assurance from Postbank

Postbank spokesperson Bongani Diako has reassured all SASSA grant beneficiaries that social grants will be disbursed in December and beyond, emphasizing the continued functionality of gold cards.

Dismissing Expiry Rumors

SASSA urges beneficiaries not to replace their cards based on unfounded claims of card expiration. Regardless of card validity, social grants will persist.

Confirmation of Gold Card Validity Extension

Earlier in the year, SASSA announced that approximately 5.3 million cards were slated for replacement by December 31, 2023. The extension allows beneficiaries to use expired cards until the end of 2023, with Postbank confirming in November 2023 that all gold cards will function normally for paying social grants beyond December 2023 and into 2024.

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Continuity for Beneficiaries

This decision ensures continuity for beneficiaries, sparing them inconveniences and expenses associated with transitioning to alternative grant payment methods offered by other banks. The extended validity of SASSA Gold Cards maintains a seamless process for grant payments.

Transactional Benefits and Cost Savings

Beneficiaries enjoy various transaction benefits, including free withdrawals from retail shops and free statements. These perks contribute to the overall efficiency of grant payments, offering a cost-effective and user-friendly solution for recipients.


The extension of SASSA Gold Card validity beyond 2023 provides essential continuity for 19 million grant recipients, dispelling rumors of grant disruptions. This decision ensures seamless access to funds, offering transactional benefits and cost savings for beneficiaries.

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