To avoid long cues during the lockdown, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has changed payment dates.
As from May, disability and pension grants will be paid on the fourth, while all other grands will be paid on the sixth.
This come after the last payment cycle where people were caught up in long queues or exposing themselves to Covid-19.
“Money deposited into your account is safe and will not be taken back if not used,” said Sassa CEO Busisiwe Memela.
“There is no need to rush to withdraw cash on the first day we deposit it into your account.
“The Sassa card can be used as a debit card to pay for purchases, therefore it is not necessary to withdraw cash and thereafter purchase goods with the cash.”