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Banking Details for SASSA SRD Grant

Banking details are very necessary for SASSA SRD grant. One of the easiest ways to collect your grant payment is to use your bank account. However, you need to know how to change banking details, how to add new banking details, and how to change payment methods for your SASSA grant.

Besides the bank transfers, SASSA has other payment options like ShopRite, Pick n Pay, and Usave. But these methods make you travel to the supermarkets and collect your cash from these markets by standing in queues.

In this post, I am going to explain all the things related to SASSA banking details. Whether you need to add your new bank details or you are going to change from an e-wallet to a bank account, this guide is sufficient for you.

How to Find My Banking Details?

If you need clarification about where to get the banking details that are required for SASSA payments then you can read this guide.

Here’s how to find your banking details:

  1. Check bank statements online or at a branch for account number, bank name, and branch code.
  2. Log in to online banking to access account details.
  3. Review ATM receipts for account number and bank name.
  4. Search emails or mail for bank correspondence with your details.
  5. Contact your bank’s customer service if needed.
  6. Review past SASSA payments for banking details.
  7. Verify the accuracy of gathered details.
  8. Keep your banking information secure.

How to Update or Change Banking Details for SASSA?

Here is the step-by-step process to change banking details for SASSA grant:

1- Open SASSA SRD Beneficiary Portal

To change your bank account details, open the grant beneficiary portal online. On this web portal, you need to choose your residency type between South African ID holder, Asylum Seeker, or Special Permit Holder. This will land you on the new page where you will see the option of “How Do I Change My Banking Details”.

2- Provide Your South African ID or Passport Number

If you are a permanent resident then you need to enter your South African ID number. For asylum seekers, they need to enter their passport number. Once you entered your details, you can proceed to the next step.

3- Get a Secure Link via SMS

After submitting all of your details, SASSA will send you an SMS with a secure link. You need to open that link and follow the instructions. This is the link that will allow you to change your banking details.

4- Provide Your Banking Details

On the secure link website, you will be asked to enter your bank account details. This will include your bank account number, name on the bank account, IBAN, branch code, and the name of the bank you are using. Submit all the details and wait for the verification from the SASSA officials.

Once the SASSA verification is completed, you will be notified by SMS and email to get your SRD payments via your bank account.

How do I Verify my Bank Details on

After adding or changing their banking details for SASSA payments, beneficiaries can verify whether their information is updated or not. To verify your bank details on SASSA, you need to do this:

  1. Visit website.
  2. Choose your citizenship type.
  3. Go to the “SASSA Payments” section.
  4. Choose your grant type.
  5. Now check what is your primary payment method to get the SASSA payments. It should be your bank account if your banking details are checked and verified by the officials.

Note: If your bank account details are pending then it means SASSA is verifying your bank account details. However, it can take some time.

How do I change my SASSA R370 Payment method to ShopRite or Pick n Pay?

You can change your payment method for R370 payments from the bank to ShopRite easily.

  1. Visit the SASSA official site:
  2. Choose your status: Green ID card holder or Asylum seeker.
  3. Proceed to SASSA Banking Payments.
  4. Remove your current bank and select another payment method.
  5. Choose your desired option among the available methods like ShopRite, Usave, or Pick n Pay.
  6. SASSA will send an OTP (One Time Pin) to your phone for verification.
  7. Verify the OTP and provide your ID number.
  8. You will receive a confirmation that you can now collect your SRD R370 payments from supermarkets like Pick n Pay.

How Does the SASSA Banking Payments System Work?

The SASSA Banking Payments System facilitates the distribution of social grants to eligible recipients in South Africa. Here’s a detailed explanation of how the system works:

  • Registration and Verification: Individuals who qualify for social grants register with the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). During registration, they provide personal information, including their identity documents, proof of residence, and banking details.
  • Banking Payments Option: Upon registration, recipients have the option to choose how they receive their payments. They can opt for payment directly into their bank accounts or through alternative methods like supermarket vouchers.
  • Bank Integration: SASSA collaborates with various banks to facilitate direct payments. Recipients who choose this option link their bank accounts to their SASSA profiles. This allows for seamless transfer of grant funds from SASSA to the recipient’s bank account.
  • Payment Processing: Once recipients are registered and their preferred payment methods are set up, SASSA processes payments according to the grant schedule. This schedule determines the dates on which funds are disbursed to beneficiaries.
  • Disbursement: On the scheduled payment dates, SASSA initiates transfers of grant funds to the bank accounts of eligible recipients. These transfers are conducted electronically, ensuring the timely delivery of funds.
  • Bank Notifications: Banks notify recipients when funds are deposited into their accounts. Recipients can access their funds through various channels, including ATMs, online banking, and bank branches.
  • Alternative Payment Methods: In cases where recipients do not have bank accounts or prefer alternative payment methods, SASSA offers options such as supermarket vouchers. Recipients can choose to receive vouchers from participating retailers like ShopRite or Pick n Pay.
  • Redemption of Vouchers: Recipients who opt for supermarket vouchers receive them via SMS or physical vouchers. They can then redeem these vouchers at the designated supermarkets for groceries and other essential items.
  • Security Measures: SASSA implements stringent security measures to safeguard the distribution of grants and protect recipients’ personal information. These measures include encryption of data, secure transmission protocols, and authentication mechanisms.
  • Monitoring and Oversight: SASSA continuously monitors the banking payments system to ensure efficiency, accuracy, and compliance with regulations. Regular audits and evaluations are conducted to assess the system’s performance and address any issues that may arise.

How to Collect R370 Payment Using My Bank Account?

To collect your R370 payment using your bank account through SASSA, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Register with SASSA: If you haven’t already, you need to register with the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to qualify for the R370 payment. Ensure you provide accurate personal information and specify your preferred payment method as a bank account.
  2. Link Your Bank Account: During registration or afterward, you’ll need to provide your bank account details to SASSA. This includes your account number, branch code, and any other necessary information to facilitate direct deposits.
  3. Verification Process: SASSA will verify your bank account details to ensure they are accurate and match the information you provided during registration. This verification process helps prevent errors and ensures the secure transfer of funds.
  4. Wait for Payment: Once your bank account is successfully linked and verified, you need to wait for the scheduled payment date. SASSA disburses payments according to a predetermined schedule, which you can find on our website.
  5. Check Your Bank Account: On the scheduled payment date, log in to your bank account through your bank’s online banking portal, or mobile app, or visit a branch. Check your account balance to confirm that the R370 payment has been deposited into your account.
  6. Access Your Funds: Once the payment has been deposited into your bank account, you can access the funds as you would with any other deposit. You can withdraw cash from ATMs, make purchases using your debit card, transfer funds to another account, or use online banking services to manage your money.


Why am I unable to connect my bank account with SASSA?

SASSA has strict policies when it comes to linking your bank account with SASSA. The bank should be in your name. If you are using someone else account then you can not link that account to SASSA.

Why my banking details are pending?

SASSA needs to verify all the details so it will conduct a verification process on your details. This process can take time so that is why your banking details are pending.

Can I change my banking details for R350?

Yes, you can change your banking details for R350. You will need to visit the official SASSA website and then provide your bank account details.

What to do if your SRD is approved but no pay date?

You can not collect your payment if there is no payment date. You need to wait for your payment date.

Can I check my SASSA balance?

Yes, you can check your SASSA balance if you have linked your bank account with SASSA. Just login to your bank account and check your SRD balance.

How to get the SASSA banking details link?

When you opt to change banking details, you will get a secure link on your phone via SMS. Just follow the link and update your details.