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SASSA Grants | What Happens When Your Social Grant Expires?

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SASSA Grants | What Happens When Your Social Grant Expires?

SASSA Grants | What Happens When Your Social Grant Expires?If you receive a social grant from SASSA, it’s crucial to ensure you collect your September 2023 grant this week.

SASSA Grants | What Happens When Your Social Grant Expires?

The grant collection dates have just been released on The South African website. But what happens if you don’t collect it? Social grants have an expiration date, and here’s all you need to know about it.

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Can My SASSA Grant Expire?

According to the South African Government’s website, social grants do indeed have an expiration date. The website states, “The social grant lapses when beneficiaries fail to claim for a period of three consecutive months.” In other words, if you have not collected your grant for three months in a row, it will expire, and you will need to reapply.

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How to Reapply or Appeal for SASSA SRD

So, what do you do if your social grant has lapsed or expired? SASSA allows grant beneficiaries to reapply for previous social grants within 90 days after the grant has expired.

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If your reapplication is approved, grants will be paid as usual from the date of re-acceptance. However, if you miss the 90-day deadline, you will have to follow a different procedure and apply for your respective social grant from scratch. Applications for reapplication have to be made in writing, and the easiest way to do this is by visiting your nearest SASSA office with the required documents.

How Can SASSA SRD Help?

SASSA payments can be collected at selected retailers or from regional offices. Grant recipients also have the option to apply to have their payments made directly into their bank accounts. If you need to make changes to your SASSA details or have questions for the operators, it’s advisable to contact the main call center or visit your nearest SA Social Security Agency office for assistance.

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