SASSA announces grant dates for December


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) wishes to announce payment dates for the month of December 2021.

SASSA will be paying Older Persons from 01 December 2021, to be followed by Persons with Disabilities on 02 December 2021. Old Age Grant beneficiaries receiving Child Support Grant and Foster Care Grant will also be able to access the linked children grants on the same day.  This will be followed by payment of all other children’s grants on 03 December 2021.

Payment dates are staggered to ensure that beneficiaries are protected from month end rush at payment outlets.


SASSA would like to further advice grant recipients that they do not have to withdraw their social grants on the first day of payment.  Once the money is in the beneficiary’s account it will remain there until it is needed.

Beneficiaries are encouraged to utilise different forms of grants collection offered by the Agency such as SAPO outlets (Post Offices), merchants (Shops) and ATMs to collect their grant. 


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