Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

Can I withdraw my grant on the same day it’s deposited

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced the payment schedule for social grants in May 2024. Below are the payment dates for Older Persons Grants, Disability Grants, and Child Support Grants:

  1. Older Persons Grants: Payments will start on Friday, May 3rd, 2024.
  2. Disability Grants: Beneficiaries can expect payments to begin on Monday, May 6th, 2024.
  3. Child Support Grants: The disbursement will commence on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024.
Clarification on 2024 SASSA Grant-in-Aid and Eligibility

SASSA advises beneficiaries not to rush for immediate withdrawal, as funds will be available throughout the disbursement period. Safe withdrawal methods like ATMs, point-of-sale devices, or bank transfers are encouraged to avoid carrying large amounts of cash.

Potential delays in payment may occur due to public holidays affecting bank and SASSA office schedules, incorrect banking information, or changes in eligibility criteria.

It’s essential for beneficiaries to stay updated on any adjustments to the payment schedule and ensure their banking details are accurate to avoid delays.


Certainly! Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding SASSA social grants payments:

  1. When will I receive my social grant payment in May 2024?
    • Older Persons Grants will be paid starting May 3rd, Disability Grants on May 6th, and Child Support Grants on May 7th.
  2. Can I withdraw my grant on the same day it’s deposited?
    • Yes, funds will be available for withdrawal on the designated payment date. However, beneficiaries are encouraged to withdraw at their convenience throughout the disbursement period.
  3. What are the recommended methods for withdrawing my grant safely?
    • SASSA encourages beneficiaries to use ATMs, point-of-sale devices at stores, or bank transfers to avoid carrying large sums of cash.
  4. What should I do if I don’t receive my payment on the designated date?
    • If you encounter delays, check for any public holidays that may affect banking schedules. Ensure your banking information is correct with SASSA, as incorrect details can cause delays. If you still haven’t received your payment, contact SASSA for assistance.
SASSA Ancient Age Allow for South African Seniors, Check Sum and Installment Dates
  1. Will changes in my circumstances affect my eligibility for the grant?
    • Yes, SASSA regularly reviews eligibility criteria. Changes in income, employment status, or other factors may affect your eligibility. It’s essential to keep your information updated with SASSA to avoid any disruptions in your grant payments.
  2. Can I authorize someone else to collect my grant on my behalf?
    • Yes, you can authorize a trusted individual to collect your grant on your behalf. However, they must present the necessary documentation and adhere to SASSA’s guidelines for proxy collection.
  3. What should I do if I suspect fraudulent activity related to my grant?
    • If you suspect any fraudulent activity, such as unauthorized withdrawals or changes to your grant status, report it to SASSA immediately. They will investigate the matter and take appropriate action.
  4. Is there any assistance available for beneficiaries with disabilities or special needs?
    • Yes, SASSA provides assistance for beneficiaries with disabilities or special needs. Contact SASSA to inquire about available support services and accommodations.
  5. What happens if I miss the payment date?
    • If you miss the payment date, funds will still be available for withdrawal throughout the disbursement period. However, it’s best to withdraw as soon as possible to avoid any inconvenience.
  6. Where can I find more information about SASSA social grants and payments?
    • You can visit the official SASSA website, contact their helpline, or visit your nearest SASSA office for more information and assistance regarding social grants and payments.