The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced the payment dates for various grants for the month of March 2023. It’s important to note that these payment dates are subject to change, so beneficiaries should keep an eye out for any updates from SASSA.
The payment dates are as follows:
- Older Persons- Thursday, 02/03/2023 and others linked
- Disability Grants- Friday, 03/03/2023 and others linked.
- Child Support Grant and All other Grants – Monday 06/03/2023
It’s vital that beneficiaries take the necessary precautions to prevent fraud and safeguard their SASSA cards. Fraudsters are known to target grant recipients, and it’s important to be vigilant and cautious.
Here are some tips to help protect your SASSA card and prevent fraud:
- Keep your SASSA card safe: Do not share your card with anyone, and avoid carrying it around with you unless you need it.
- Be security conscious when using your SASSA debit card: Be aware of your surroundings when using your card at shops or bank ATMs. Cover the keypad when entering your PIN, and do not let anyone else see it.
- Check your balance regularly: Keep an eye on your account balance, and report any suspicious transactions immediately to Postbank or SASSA.
- Be wary of scams: Fraudsters may attempt to trick you into giving them your personal information or your SASSA card details. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Report any suspicious activity: If you notice any unusual activity on your SASSA account, or if you suspect that someone has stolen your card or personal information, report it immediately to SASSA or Postbank.
By taking these simple steps, beneficiaries can protect themselves from fraud and ensure that their grants are paid into their accounts safely and securely. Remember to stay alert and report any suspicious activity as soon as possible.