Advocacy group, The Black Sash has been fighting a battle to stop unlawful deductions on behalf of people who receive grants.
Elroy Pauli, National Advocacy Manager for the Black Sash, says the regulation that was promulgated by the Department of Social Development has prevented beneficiaries of child grant and temporary grants from having funeral policy deductions.
The regulation only allows pensioners to have a single deduction taken from their grant, which is currently R1 520. Written consent is now required before a deduction can be made in order to prevent the abuse of the system.
Pauli says Black Sash will be sharing its findings on over-indebtedness in some households, particularly of pensioners, in Parliament this Friday.
Listen to National Advocacy Manager for the Black Sash talk about their battle against illegal deductions on Sassa grants: