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SASSA has released payments for January 2023. Photo: Flickr

SASSA social grants: Here are the December payment dates

SASSA has released the social grants payment dates for December 2022. Here’s when you can collect your social grant..

SASSA gold cards

SASSA has released payments for January 2023. Photo: Flickr

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has released the payment dates for December.


As previously reported, earlier this year SASSA said it heard beneficiaries’ complaints about the previous payment schedule and decided to make a change.

SASSA said if the second day of the month falls on a weekend or public holiday, the payment will take place on the following work day. Older person and the associated grants are paid first followed by disability grants and child grants.

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Older persons – Thursday, 1 December

Disability grants – Friday, 2 December

Children’s grants – Monday, 5 December

Beneficiaries can still collect their grants at South African Police Office (SAPO) branches.


Earlier in November State owned banking institution Postbank issued an apology to SASSA grant beneficiaries after they could not access their grant monies at ATM’s and retailers nationwide due to a system glitch that impacted payments. 

Postbank then advised the social grant beneficiaries to proceed to withdraw social grants at all ATM’s and retail outlets nationwide that provide the cashback functionality which includes Shoprite, Checkers, USave, Pick n Pay, Boxer. 

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