Recipients of normal social grants in South Africa, including disability, older persons and all other grants, are keen to know the SASSA pay days for November 2021.
Fortunately, earlier this year, the SA Social Security Agency published an official schedule showing payment dates for the rest of 2021 and early 2022.
SASSA pay days for November 2021
According to the official schedule, SASSA pay days for November 2021 for normal social grants are as follows:
- Older persons’ grants will be paid from 3 November 2021. This includes any grants linked to these accounts.
- Disability grants will be paid from 4 November 2021. This includes any grants linked to these accounts.
- All other grants will be paid from 5 November 2021. These include children’s grants, foster care grants and care dependency grants.
As always, SASSA encourages beneficiaries to wait a day or two before rushing to withdraw money on the first day the grants become available. This is because the money will remain in the account until they are eventually withdrawn.
The government has declared the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic over. However, risk of infection still remains. It is therefore advisable to postpone withdrawal of the grant by one or two days to avoid crowded collection points.
As usual, SASSA has reserved the first week of November for payments of ordinary grants to avoid congestion at collection points.
Separate payment dates are also allocated for the different grant categories as per social distancing requirements. This assists in preventing overcrowding at ATMs, banks, Post Office branches or SASSA offices.
Public servants receiving social grants
“During September 2021, a routine check revealed that a number of public servants were receiving social grants while SASSA did not have updated information on their income. SASSA suspended these grants in line with the regulations,” the Agency explained.
“However, it has since come to our attention that many of those whose grants were suspended were in fact public servants, such as interns, EPWPs and general workers, whose income would not exclude them from receiving the grant.”
SASSA indicated that it would reinstate the grant for the affected beneficiaries. However, it urged them to review their grants and provide updated information on their employment and marital status. They can do this at their local SASSA offices.
“We urge those affected to bear with us for the inconvenience. We will do everything in our power to resolve this matter as soon as possible,” the Agency’s CEO Busisiwe Memela-Khambula said.