[LISTEN] Why are there unknown deductions on Sassa pensions?

The South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) has stressed once again that that the only direct deduction permitted from a social grant is for funeral policy premiums.

A 702 listener, Elsina, recently alerted Azania to a series of unexplained deductions on her account after attempting to withdraw nearly full R1640 from a number of retailers.

Head of Communications at Sassa (South African Social Security Agency) Paseka Letsatsi says the law allows for only 10% of the adult grant to be deducted if a pensioner has opted into a funeral policy.

In terms of our arrangement with the retailers, all beneficiaries are supposed to get their money in full. This new card can only allow for a deduction of 10% for a funeral policy.

Paseka Letsatsi, Sassa's Head of Communications

The beneficiary themselves have to sign for the funeral policy and agree. A beneficiary cannot just wake up and find that R60 has been deducted. That is illegal.

Paseka Letsatsi, Sassa's Head of Communications

Click on the link below to hear more from Letsatsi...


This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] Why are there unknown deductions on Sassa pensions?


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