A Guide to SASSA Banking Details update

To maintain your banking details with SASSA is very essential to get the pay out without any delays. This blog will guide you through the banking details submission process along with updating your information regarding payment methods and the common problems faced by the individuals in the process.

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Understanding SASSA Banking Details

SASSA banking details ensure that your pay out is directly transferred into your provided accounts. By providing your updated account information make your pay out process smooth by eradicating the need of cheques or arranging cash withdrawal etc. All these procedures come after if you have gone through the sassa application process for sassa grants.

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SASSA change banking details

Updating SASSA banking details and change sassa phone number is a straightforward process. If you have recently opened a new bank account or you want to update SASSA account details  in case of any errors in the existing payment method you can follow the simple steps as given below. 

There are two methods of how you deal with this.

Online updates

SASSA online portal provides an easy and accessible platform for updating your banking details. Follow these simple steps

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  • Go to the SASSA website by clicking on the website link: https://srd.sassa.gov.za/said
  • Go to the “SASSA change banking details” section 
  • Enter your ID number in the slot allocated for it.
  • You’ll receive an SMS from SASSA on your registered cellphone number containing a sassa banking detail link.
  • Click the Sassa banking detail link and follow the instructions provided by the SASSA to successfully update your payment method details.

SASSA call center

You can update payment method by calling SASSA call center follow the following simple steps to make it happen.

  • To contact the SASSA call center dial at 0800-60-1220.
  • Provide your ID number to the agent.
  • Talk to the agent about changing your banking details.
  • Follow the agent’s instructions.

Updates to South African ID holders’ SASSA Banking Details

To ensure that you, as a citizen of South Africa, can successfully complete the SASSA banking data updating procedure, we’ve included comprehensive instructions.

  • To modify your banking details, go to the SASSA SRD website by clicking the following link: srd.sassa.gov.za.
  • Choose if you have a South African ID card in order to confirm your citizenship.
  • On the next page, scroll down to the area that reads, “How do I change my banking details?”
  • Enter your identity document number here.
  • We will send you a message on the cellphone number you gave us when you registered for the application. It has a secure SASSA banking detail link and is only available to you. You may change your Sassa phone number here.
  • Search for the message on your phone, then click the link.
  • If you would want to modify your financial information, carefully follow the instructions in the link.

Updating Asylum Seekers’ SASSA status check banking details 

The procedure for changing banking information is a little different for individuals seeking asylum and for those with specific authorization, as we have covered below:

  • To view the Sassa SRD website, navigate to srd.sassa.gov.za.
  • To confirm your nationality, select if you are an asylum seeker or the holder of a special permit.
  • Select the option to change SRD banking details if they are an asylum seeker or the holder of a social permit.
  • You should provide the passport number that is associated with your special permission or your asylum seeker file number. Now enter your phone number into the site.
  • After that, you may pick up your payment at Pick ‘n Pay or the Post Office using the Payment ID. You’ll be able to get the payment ID by doing this.

Final Words

It’s very important to update your banking details with Sassa to ensure that your payments are processed correctly because some Post Office locations may not be awarding grants anymore.

We appreciate your patience as we have gone over all of the SASSA  update banking details and payments in this post.

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Go to sassa banking details section on the official website srd.sassa.gov.za. Enter your id and you will receive a link to update your banking details.

To check sassa balance on your phone enter the code *120.869277# and follow the prompts to proceed further.

It is not specified how long sassa take to verify bank details. So cant give you exact timeframe but it can take several days.

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