Are you a Sassa grant beneficiary and are you wondering how to get your grant sent to your personal bank account each month? Here’s how to receive your Sassa grant via your bank account.
There are millions of South African citizens receiving social grant assistance to help improve their standard of living.
Social grants are administered by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and Sassa makes payments to grant beneficiaries in various ways, whether it be through your Sassa Card, through CashSend and even directly into your bank account.
Here Is how To Get Your Sassa Grant Sent to Your Bank Account:
Permanent Sassa Grants
The following steps are applicable to permanent beneficiaries of the following grants:
- Grant for older persons
- Disability grant
- War veterans grant
- Care dependency grant
- Foster child grant
- Child support grant
Beneficiaries who wish to receive their grants through their own personal bank accounts need to complete a SASSA Annexure C (bank form) requesting for their grant to be paid directly to their bank account. This form can be obtained from any SASSA office or downloaded online.
It is important to note that the bank form cannot be submitted via an online platform. The form needs to be completed by the beneficiary and the bank he/she has chosen and once completed returned to the SASSA office.
Grant recipients will have to:
- Print out the form.
- Take it to your bank to be filled in and STAMPED.
- Submit it to a SASSA local office to be captured and processed
- As soon as this written request is processed, SASSA will then deposit the social grant money directly into the bank account.
It is important to note that beneficiaries submit the form to their local SASSA office because they will need to use their biometric information in the form of fingerprints to confirm their request to change their method of payment and bank details.
SRD R350 Grant
When the pandemic hit many South Africans suffered various challenges and financial strains that affected their day to day lives. Some where left jobless and unable to provide for their or their families most basic needs.
In response, government initiated the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant to aid people who have insufficient means to improve their standard of living.
Since the roll out of the grant, government has called on beneficiaries to choose that payment be made to their bank accounts for convenience and so that they can access it from anywhere.
How to Add or Change Banking Details for R350 Grant:
- Visit the SRD website at srd.sassa.gov.za.
- Scroll down to the “How do I change my banking details” section
- Insert your ID number
- An SMS containing the Sassa banking details link will be sent to the mobile phone number used when registering for the SRD application.
- Open the banking details link in the SMS
- Capture Bank name.
- Capture Account type.
- Capture Account number.
- Click Submit.
Another important thing to note is that If you select for the payment to go into a bank account, you have to make sure that you submit your own personal bank account details, as Sassa will not be able to pay your grant into another person’s bank account.