The Department of Employment and Labour has suspended all TERS payments that are currently outstanding.
The Department has identified a number of anomalies in respect of past payments made to persons who are deceased, imprisoned or minor.
The Department will be comparing its database with that of the Department of Home Affairs in order to rectify this situation going forward.
It is unclear for how long payments will be suspended.
Cash-strapped employees struggled to apply for TERS benefits in July, amid a series of hiccups within the system.
Moneyweb previously reported that applications for May opened late, as well as June applications, which were closed shortly after due to security breaches. The system only came back online in the second weekend of July.