How To Change SASSA Banking Details 

By Klenam JU •  Updated: 04/09/23 •  6 min read

If you did not know, SASSA allows you to submit your bank account details as part of applying for a grant. This is part of the process that is allowed on their platform. Adding your bank details does not guarantee payment from SASSA. Your application has to go through steps to receive approval and payment. The South African Social Security Agency has made it viable for all applicants to make the necessary amendments to their applications.

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This is an in-built system to reduce congestion at the various offices. At your own convenient time, you can amend your bank details and all related information regarding your bank details. This article will teach you how to change your SASSA banking details, submit your bank details, and know the timeline and payment processes.

How To Change SASSA Banking Details

The process of making the SASSA application has been transitioning from good to better. These transitions brought about flexibility in payment for the social release distress grants and the portal. The South African Social Security Agency confirms individuals can change their bank details on their official website should there be a need. Your bank details will be used as the payment channel, whether personal bank account or major bank account.

Upon the change, the bank details should be confirmed and approved by SASSA before payment can be made into this account. You have to remember that changing SASSA banking details on the official website requires the internet, your mobile number, and your phone. These three things are interconnected. You need internet access to start and complete the process. Always ensure to have your mobile phone number associated with your SASSA application available. 

The process of changing SASSA banking details is as follows:

How do I submit my banking details to Sassa for SRD?

Submitting your banking details to SASSA is part of the application process. The South African Social Security Agency encourages all applicants to submit their details for payments. The ideal way to avoid the long queues and pressures at the office is to submit your bank details on the official SRD website. SASSA advises that bank details can be submitted after 24 hours of a previous request. Remember, you can not use another person’s bank account; it is important to get your own bank account if you don’t have one.

Visit any bank within your community to sign up now. The verification process will start once your bank details are submitted. This SASSA verification process is about confirming the details you provided during the early stage and also double-checking with the bank your account is associated with. To submit your banking details for SASSA SRD, follow these steps.

How long does it take to change banking details on Sassa?

Changes in banking details do not necessarily put your application on hold. The process is entirely different and must undergo thorough checks once again. Once you change your banking details on SASSA, the team must confirm your details, verify and process for payment.

SASSA confirmed this could take some time due to the verification check with the said bank. It communicated that the usual period is about seven working days. However, it can range between 6 to 10 working days in most cases.

Where Can I Change SASSA Banking Details

The change of SASSA banking details is possible. SASSA always advise applicants to ensure the account details they provide are within their name and confirm all other necessary details. The system has been designed to make it easy for individuals to check their banking details on their online portals.

This portal is on their official website, allowing applicants to make necessary changes accordingly. If you are not tech-savvy or need help to read and write, you can visit any of the labour centers to request a change in banking details. Visit www.srd.sassa.gov.za to change your banking details.

Can I change my Sassa payment method online?

The payment method depends on the medium to which your grant will be sent. If you must know, changing your banking details online is possible. The only thing that is impossible is making a change that is not visible on the SASSA website. The South African Social Security confirmed the payment method is through the bank, checkers, and cash-send.

The best option that the agency indicated as the payment method is the bank account. Changing the SASSA payment method online is only done by the institution. 

When Will I Receive My SASSA Payment?

The SASSA application has to go through verification before reaching the approval stage. Payments are authorized into various accounts after approval, which usually takes time. If you are awaiting SASSA payment, you need to check your approval status to confirm a pending payment status. The SASSA grants, as it varies, also have different payment dates.

You can always check the SRD website to confirm the grant payment date. Normally, the payments for all types of grants begin the first week of the month and end by the second week of the month.

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