If you are a social grants recipient who wants to change from receiving your payment on the default SASSA card to your personal bank account, SASSA has provided some guidelines to help make the process easier for you.
Firstly, you need to have a personal bank account. If you do not have one, you will need to go to your preferred bank and open a bank account. Once you have your personal bank account, you will need to bring along the following documents to your nearest SASSA office:
1) Proof of bank account received from the bank
2) A three-month bank statement that shows your personal details such as your name and bank account number
3) Proof of Identity
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These documents are necessary to enable SASSA to process your request and mandate your payment into your personal bank account. Once you have submitted the required documents, SASSA will confirm the change of payment method, and you will start receiving your social grant payment into your personal bank account.
It is important to note that there is no limit as to how many times beneficiaries can change their method of payment. Therefore, beneficiaries are advised to request the change of payment method once a month if they so wish.
Changing from the default SASSA card to your personal bank account has several advantages, including faster payment processing, increased security, and more convenience. You will be able to access your funds from any ATM, and you can also make purchases online or in-store using your bank card.
In conclusion, changing from the default SASSA card to your personal bank account is a straightforward process. Ensure that you have a personal bank account and the required documents, then visit your nearest SASSA office to submit the documents. Once processed, you will start receiving your social grant payment into your personal bank account. If you have any questions or need assistance, you can contact SASSA’s toll-free number (0800 60 10 11) or visit your nearest SASSA office.