03 September 2018 - NW2399
Alberts, Adv A to ask the Minister of Social Development
(1)In light of all payments made by the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA), whether she can indicate if any deductions from SASSA allowances are made by any institution; if not, why do many SASSA recipients find that deductions are made and that they do not receive the full amount which they are entitled to; if so, (a) what type of deductions are currently taking place, (b) what are the reasons for this, (c) what are the further relevant details and (d) on which legal grounds is such a decision regarding deductions based and how is this to the benefit of the SASSA recipient; (2) whether she will investigate the matter; if not, why not?
The issue of illegal deductions is one of the matter that are before court.
Approved by the Minister on