SASSA provides comprehensive information to help grant recipients navigate the current grant collection process and access their R350 grant from anywhere. Understanding the steps involved is crucial, and this guide covers everything you need to know about accessing your R350 grant conveniently.
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) introduced the R350 grant to provide financial assistance to vulnerable South African citizens, refugees, asylum seekers, and special permit holders. To be eligible for the grant, recipients must be between 18 and 60 years old and not be receiving any other social grants or contributing to or eligible for UIF payments.
SASSA strongly advises SRD grant beneficiaries to select the bank as their preferred payment method, allowing them to access their grant funds from anywhere. This option ensures greater convenience and flexibility for recipients.
Add/Change Banking Details:
If you are eligible for the SASSA grant and prefer to receive your payments through a bank account, you can easily update your details. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to change your SASSA payment method to a bank account:
- Visit the SASSA website srd.sassa.gov.za or the nearest SASSA office.
- Provide your identification details and inform them about your preference for bank account payments.
- Follow the instructions provided to update your details and provide the necessary information, such as your
- bank name, account number, and account type (savings or current).
- Submit the updated information and wait for it to be processed and verified.
- Once your bank account details are verified, you will start receiving your SASSA payments directly into your bank account.
By choosing the bank account payment method, you can enjoy the convenience and security of receiving your SASSA payments directly into your account.
Multiple Options to Access and Collect Your Grant Payment: Bank Account and More
Beneficiaries who have opted to receive their R350 grant through a bank account should be aware that SASSA does not have a fixed payment date for the grant. However, SASSA assures them that they will receive their funds. It is important for applicants to be patient and keep track of their SASSA communication for updates on when they can expect to receive their payment.
Beneficiaries are encouraged to receive their grant payments through a bank account, but SASSA has also provided alternative options for accessing or collecting grant payments. These options include
- Pick ‘n Pay.
However, it is important for applicants to remember that they should only visit these retail locations to collect their grant payments after receiving an SMS message from SASSA, as the grant will not be available otherwise. It is also advised not to collect Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant payments at the South African Post Office (Sapo), as it is no longer a designated outlet for grant payment collection.
Beneficiaries should ensure they have a registered cellphone number, preferably the one used during the application process when collecting their grant payments.