The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) wishes to inform all beneficiaries of social grants about mid-year grant increases which will be effective from 1 October 2016. This follows an announcement made by Minister of Social Development Ms Bathabile Dlamini.
Following amendments of the regulations of the Social Assistance Act of 2004 this year, some social grant beneficiaries will have to make alternative arrangements regarding the payment of funeral insurance premiums. Amending these regulations was a necessary and responsible step taken by SASSA and the Social Development Department in order to protect vulnerable beneficiaries against unscrupulous financial service providers,
On Thursday 26 May 2016 the Constitutional Court issued an order on a matter in which the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) had appealed a High Court judgment issued on 17 December 2015, in terms of which SASSA was ordered to suspend the implementation of a moratorium disallowing funeral deductions from children’s grants (i.e. Child Support Grant, Care Dependency Grant and Foster Care Grant).