SASSA SRD Grant Beneficiaries Encouraged To Use This Payment Method

The South African Social Security Agency has various payment methods which beneficiaries of the Social Relief of Distress R350 grant can use to collect their R350 payment. They have now advised beneficiaries to switch their payment method to make collection more convenient.

Millions of South Africans receive the R350 Social Relief Grant (SRD) grant from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) as they are without jobs and need an income to support themselves and their families. 

When applying for the R350 grant, applicants are able to choose a payment method which will determine how they will collect their grant payments.

However, Sassa has now advised beneficiaries to select a certain payment method so that beneficiaries have a smoother collection experience and they are able to keep their money safe. 

Sassa has recommended that beneficiaries open their own bank accounts and choose to receive their R350 grant payment through their bank account. 

The government agency believes that this will help beneficiaries to take ownership of their funds and improve the collection experience as they won’t have to queue in long lines to receive their R350 grant payments. 

Sassa has also previously stated that the bank account payment method is the fastest. 

How To Change SRD Grant Payment Method

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll to ‘How do I change my banking details’
  3. Submit your ID Number
  4. An SMS containing a secure link, unique to you, will be sent to the mobile phone number with which you registered during application
  5. Click on the link in the SMS
  6. 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.