SASSA Online Social Grant Applications Disrupted

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SASSA Online Social Grant Applications Disrupted

Social grant beneficiaries who normally rely on the South African Social Security Agency’s (Sassa) online platform to submit their social grant applications will have to consider doing it another way. Here is why you have not been able to submit your social grant application online.

Social grant beneficiaries who are yet to submit their online may have to temporarily consider using alternative options in doing so. This follows an announcement by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) that their online social grant application system is still unavailable.

“Our online social grant application system is still on pause due to system upgrades.”

Sassa further stated that, in the meantime, social grant recipients can submit their applications by visiting their nearest Sassa local office. Beneficiaries are reminded that Child Support Grant (CSG) applications are only processed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

For those whose applications have been approved, Sassa has also stated it will start distributing these social grants on the second day of each month. Beneficiaries will receive their grants earlier each month due to the announcement

Grant payments for the month of June will be available from Thursday 2 June 2022, however, the Post Office does not pay out grants on public holidays.

Payment dates for June 2022

  • Tuesday 2 June 2022: Older Persons Grant
  • Wednesday 3 June 2022: Disability Grant
  • Friday 6 June 2022: Children’s Grants