Sassa allows beneficiaries to receive their Special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grants via their personal bank account. Here is how recipients can change their bank details for the SRD grant.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) introduced flexible methods for payment of Special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grants. These methods include receiving grants via personal bank accounts and money transfers via major banks.
Approved recipients may change or update their bank details by visiting the Sassa SRD website. Sassa reminds beneficiaries that the new banking details will only be used for future payments after it has been verified.
How To Change your Banking Details for SRD Grant:
- Click here to visit the SRD website.
- Scroll to “How do I change my banking details”.
- Enter 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 the application.
- Click on the link in the SMS.
- Follow the instructions carefully.
Sassa has made it clear that beneficiaries may only provide their own banking details as their grants will not be paid into another person’s bank account. This is to ensure that the grant payment goes to the correct person and to avoid fraudulent activities.
Those who select the money transfer option through a major bank, need to ensure that the mobile phone number on which they received the SMS is registered in their name. This is because Sassa cannot pay their grant payment to a mobile phone number which is registered with another person.