TymeBank’s Grant Advance for SASSA Recipients

In an era of financial unpredictability, timely access to funds can be the difference between making ends meet and financial distress. Recognizing the acute needs of over 25 million financially vulnerable South Africans who depend on grants, TymeBank has taken an innovative step forward.

Introducing Grant Advance

On 28 March 2023, via their official Facebook page, TymeBank unveiled “Grant Advance.” This advanced product, tailored explicitly for SASSA grant recipients, will enable them to draw a portion of their child or old age grants ten days before the official grant payment day. With many struggling to stretch their grant money throughout the month due to unforeseen expenses, this early access to funds can be a lifesaver.

TymeBank’s Vision

The launch of “Grant Advance” is not an isolated initiative. It’s part of a broader spectrum of services TymeBank envisions for the future, aiming to resonate with its customer needs. In rolling out such innovative products, TymeBank cements its position as an ambitious contender in the fiercely competitive financial services landscape.

The functionality of Grant Advance

How does it operate?

Eligible grant recipients, specifically those receiving payments directly into their TymeBank EveryDay Account, can access up to R500 from their grant, but only during the last ten days of each month. Furthermore, TymeBank commits to ensuring that this is a zero-cost feature: no extra fees, no interest. The advanced amount will be automatically deducted when the Sassa grant payment is deposited.

Who can avail of this service?

“Grant Advance” caters to Child Support Grant and Old Persons Grant recipients. Unfortunately, those relying on the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant are excluded. If General Grant beneficiaries opt to shift their grant payments to TymeBank and have received at least one payment into their TymeBank account, they are eligible for this feature.

Accessing Grant Advance

To harness this benefit, begin by opening a TymeBank Everyday account. Use the app or internet banking platform to retrieve a TymeBank proof of account letter or statement. The final step involves visiting your closest Sassa office to update your banking details. Ensure Sassa processes these updates by the 15th of the month to receive your next grant payment directly into your TymeBank account.

Key Takeaways

  • “Grant Advance” is not a loan. There are no hidden charges, fees, or interest.
  • TymeBank’s intention with “Grant Advance” is to assist those in need and counteract exploitative loan practices with exorbitant interest rates. With many grant recipients already under a debt burden, this mechanism is poised to combat financial exploitation and offer genuine relief.

In essence, with “Grant Advance,” TymeBank has merged foresight with compassion, carving a path that many in the financial sector might soon find themselves following.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Sassa take to verify the TymeBank account?

Although there isn’t a specific amount of time for this process, it often takes seven working days or a little longer to finish. Following this procedure, you will be given a status that will certify your eligibility for the grant.

How do I get TymeBank Sassa advance?

Change your social grant payments to TymeBank to use this product: Start by opening a TymeBank Everyday account to accomplish this. The TymeBank proof of account letter or statement must then be downloaded via the app or online banking.

Can you do online banking with TymeBank?

For your security, we need to create an additional password for your profile to log in to Internet Banking. For security purposes, we require that you enter your ID number and TymeBank login PIN.


In a commendable move to aid financially vulnerable South Africans, TymeBank’s “Grant Advance” is a timely solution. This feature, devoid of fees and interest, bridges the gap for SASSA grant recipients. By providing early access to funds, TymeBank is committed to alleviating financial strain and championing genuine relief.

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