January dates for SASSA grants


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) hereby wishes to announce payment categories for the month of January 2021.

Older Persons Grant will be paid from the 04 January 2021.

Old Age Grant beneficiaries receiving Child Support Grant and Foster Child Grant will also be able to access the linked children grants on the same day.


They will be followed by people with disabilities from the 05th of January 2021.

All other grants will be paid from the 06th January 2021.

Beneficiaries do not have to withdraw their social grants on the first day of payment.

“Once the money is in the beneficiary‚Äôs account it will remain in the card for a period of three months. There is no need to rush to withdraw cash on the first day,” said the agency.

Social grants payment can be collected at SAPO outlets (Post Offices), merchants (Shops) and ATMs. When collecting their social grants, beneficiaries are requested to always wear their mask and adhere to social distancing.


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