latest news about sassa grants

latest news about sassa grants

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) encourages grant recipients to understand the current grant collection process as payments of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant continue for the current month. Here is everything you need to know about how to access your R350 from any location.

The SASSA R350 grant was introduced to provide for financially vulnerable South African citizens, refugees, asylum seekers, and special permit holders. These recipients are required to be aged between 18 and 60 to meet SASSA’s eligibility requirements.

R350 grant applicants must not receive social grants on behalf of themselves, as well as not contribute to or be eligible for UIF payment. If you happen to be among those who qualify for the grant, here is how you can change your details.

How to add or change banking details:

  • Visit the SRD website at https://srd.sassa/ Scroll down to:
  • How do I change my bank details.
  • Insert ID number, then click Submit.
  • You will receive an SMS, with a unique link.
  • Click on the link received on the SMS.
  • Click on Capture Bank own Bank account.
  • Capture Bank name.
  • Capture Account type.
  • Capture Account number.
  • Click Submit.

In light of this, the South African Social Social Security Agency (Sassa) has said that if your R350 grant application has been granted, you can access or collect your grant payment using the options outlined below.

  • Checkers
  • Usave
  • Shoprite
  • Pick ‘n Pay
  • Boxer

Sassa also advises R350 grant beneficiaries to check their SRD application status on a regular basis by visiting the SRD website at

Applicants should also keep in mind that when collecting their grant payments from the above-mentioned retail locations, they should always have a registered cellphone number, ideally the one used during the application procedure.

Beneficiaries should not go to the grant payment collecting stations before receiving an SMS message from Sassa because their grant will not be available.

Grant applicants who chose to receive their R350 grant through a bank account should be aware that there is no set payment date since Sassa has promised them that they will receive their funds.

Beneficiaries are also urged not to collect their Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant payments at the South African Post Office (Sapo), as the SAPO is no longer an outlet for grant payment collection.