The South African Social Security Agency has several payment methods that Social Relief of Distress R350 grant recipients can use to collect their R350 payment. They have now advised recipients to change their payment method to make charging more convenient.
SRD Grant Beneficiaries Encouraged To Use This Payment Method 2023
Millions of South Africans receive the R350 Social Relief Grant (SRD) from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) as they are out of work and need an income to support themselves and their families.
When applying for the R350 grant, applicants can choose a payment method that will determine how they will collect grant payments.
However, Sassa has now advised payees to select a certain payment method so that payees have a smoother payout experience and can keep their money safe.
Sassa has recommended that recipients open their own bank accounts and choose to receive their R350 grant payment through their bank account.
The government agency believes this will help recipients take charge of their funds and improve the collection experience as they will not have to stand in long lines to receive R350 grant payments.
Sassa has also previously stated that the bank account payment method is the fastest.
How To Change the SRD Grant Payment Method
- Go to srd.sassa.gov.za
- Scroll to ‘How do I change my banking details
- Submit your ID Number
- An SMS containing a secure link, unique to you, will be sent to the mobile phone number with which you registered during application
- Click on the link in the SMS
- Follow the instructions carefully
Beneficiaries have been urged to make sure that they are the owner of the bank account that they use to receive their R350 grant payment.
Sassa will not pay SRD grants into another person’s bank account.
The agency will verify that the bank account is owned by the SRD beneficiary and the new banking details will only be used for future payments after verification has been completed.