The social security agency, SASSA, has assured recipients of grants that they will be paid regardless of the outcome of the Constitutional Court ruling. SASSA says the South African Post Office is ready to administer grant payments, but has requested that the Constitutional Court allow it to extend the contract of Cash Paymaster Service for six months while it finalises the migration process. SASSA's Acting CEO, Pearl Bhengu, says SASSA will pay directly into beneficiaries' accounts come April the first. Bhengu says the problem is with millions of beneficiaries in remote areas, who need to convert their grants to cash at pay points. She says beneficiaries will receive pin numbers and be transported to the closest ATM.