SASSA on hand to help, says councillor
have proof that they have applied to Home Affairs for an ID document. This should be taken to the SASSA office, and SASSA will then generate a temporary ID number which will be valid for three months.
The applicant then has access to the old age grant for those three months. It is hoped that by then their formal documentation from Home Affairs will have been received, and they can apply for the old age grant in the normal way.
Everyone, especially those in the farming communities, is asked to pass this information on to their employees, and anyone else they know who are struggling to access their old age grant because of lack of documentation.
For clarity and guidance, SASSA champion Jonathan Tarentaal can be contacted on 044 923 8502 in the Graaff-reinet district or Cllr Ruiters on 072 546 3409.