It's not all doom and gloom for social-grant beneficiaries.
But the social security agency has said the glitches in its system will be resolved by the end of the week.
The repercussions of the South African Social Security Agency's illegal contract with CPS being terminated are still hitting the country's poorest hardest.
Sassa needs CPS to help it distribute grants to 2.8-million cash beneficiaries, the agency says.
Sassa argued at length on Tuesday that the court should allow for an extension of the unlawful contract.
The committee on social development does not want CPS to continue distributing social grants.
Sassa filed papers to the Constitutional Court on Wednesday requesting an extension of six months in its contract with CPS.
Sassa visited a number of communities during December in Gauteng, North West, Limpopo, the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga to tell beneficiaries about the different payment options.
Sassa says CPS will need to stay on while the Post Office contract is being phased in.
Sassa and the Post Office have to produce a plan for the distribution of social grants by Wednesday night.