How to withdraw money from SASSA CARD? This is a question that has been asked by many people. You may be wondering how to withdraw money without the SASSA CARD card. If so, you have come to the right place.
SASSA CARD is an electronic debit card in South Africa. You can use this card to withdraw cash from any bank or post office branch without the need for a physical card. This is an important feature for tourists. It allows you to withdraw money from ATMs, and pay for services at hotels, restaurants, and shops.
SASSA Card For GRANT Payments
Some recipients wanna know if it is possible to withdraw their SASSA grants without the use of their card. Those receiving SASSA grants on monthly basis such as the Old Age Pension grants, Child Support grants, Disability grants, etc, and are issued a debit card called SASSA card through the Post office (Post-Bank of SouthAfrica). With this, the applicant is able to withdraw money at partner banks’ ATM machines or some selected shops for payments of goods and services.
In fact, without the SASSA card physically present, there cannot be any withdrawal or payments as the money is stored on the card. Even with the card, payments can be made at some selected shops across the country.
SASSA Launches Cashless Payment System For SASSA Card Holders
Since early 2019 when SASSA decided to phase out their old SASSA card because of security reasons and issued a new SASSA gold card to replace the old one through the post office, it was announced to all those who could not acquire the new card on time to visit any nearest Post office to get themselves the new card. The process was to take only about 10 minutes to complete.
This would allow the grants recipients to make withdrawals and payments at various pay points.
The statement continues to urge those who wished to receive their payments at their preferred banks to rather contact their respective banks for payment advice. The introduction of the new gold Sassa card has saved millions of beneficiaries to avoid unauthorized deductions from their grants.
And in May 2020, as reported by SAnews.gov.za, more cashless ATMs were added to the already existing ones to help enhance accessibility for social grants beneficiaries.
How to withdraw sassa money at atm
- Reach out to any place where Cashless ATMs are installed
- Insert the SASSA card inside the ATM machine, making sure the the side with the electronic chip just as the sim card is showing upwards or look at the inscription on the card.
- Look on the ATM and enter the 4 digits PIN which was given to you and must be entered coreectly witout any error.
- THe ATM machine will verify the PIN entered and after that if it is correct, it will open up for you to make any withdrwasl not exceedingb the amout on the card.
- Remember, you can also use this to make payment as well
- After a successful transaction, two receipts: one for the mercahnt and the other for the recipient. Collect your money or if it was exchange for goods or services it is done accordingly.
SASSA SRD Payments at ATM without a Card
Since the reinstatement of the SASSA SRD R350 grants payments, one of the payment methods or options SASSA made available was Cash Send or Ewallet. In this instance, approved applicants can go to the ATM of a partner bank and withdraw his or her grant without the use of an ATM card. All that the applicant will need is the mobile phone number that was used to apply. The phone number must be RICA’d or registered in the applicant’s name. This is to help the verification as SASSA wants to make sure that, qualified applicants receive the grants in the right and verified accounts whether being a bank or Ewallet.
But the over the months, SASSA had a challenge when they requested approval from the National Treasury for the procurement that would allow the banks’ ATM machines to be used for the collection of the SRD R350 grants with a minimal fee. Unfortunately, that did not materialize, and along the line, SASSA asked such affected ones to either submit their preferred personal bank account details or they will be automatically switched to the default payment, thus the post office.
In fact, this led to a delay in the payment of the Cash Send users who have been approved several months without pay dates pending payment method verification. If you are an Ewallet or Cash Send user and have still not submitted your bank account details, then please expect to be paid at the post office. Post office payments are paid only to those who have been approved with payment dates. they have developed a system where payments are done using the last three digits of the applicant’s ID number. Each month post office payments dates are posted on this website with the latest one being the January payment schedule.