Change SASSA Banking Details

If your SASSA Status Check shows Pending Banking Details, it means your chosen payment method is no longer valid or you haven’t chosen one yet. You can solve this by updating your SASSA banking details for SRD R370 and social grant instead of visiting the SASSA office. You just need to log into your account and submit your new bank account information to switch your payment method to a bank transfer method.

Change SASSA Banking Details

To change SASSA banking details for R370 and social grants like Social Relief of Distress, Disability, Child Support, Care Dependency, or Old Age Grants, you only need your approved cell phone number and ID card. South African Social Security Agency recommends using bank payments for social grants to help beneficiaries avoid delays at post offices and retail outlets.

Change SASSA Banking Details
  1. Visit the SRD website to change SASSA banking details online.
  2. Choose the correct section based on your identification type: South African ID Holder or Asylum Seeker and Special Permit Holder.
  3. Scroll down to “How do I change my banking details” and click on it.
  4. Enter your South African ID number in the provided box.
  5. You will receive an SMS with a 6-digit OTP on your registered cellphone number.
  6. Enter the OTP and click the Verify Pin button to get verify your ID.
  7. You will then receive a message with a Change SASSA Payment Method link.
  8. Follow the instructions in the secure link to update your bank details securely.
  9. If you have a personal bank account, it is required to add your bank name, account number, and account type in order.
    • Choose your bank name.
    • Provide your account number.
    • Provide the branch code.
    • Select your account type.
    • Agree to the terms and conditions.
    • Submit your banking details.
  10. If you don’t have a personal bank account and want to update your banking details to other payment methods.
    • You can choose the Cash Send payment option, and receive cardless grant payments at recognized retail shops of Pick N Pay, Checkers, and Boxer, other than Post Office by default method.
    • Agree to the terms and conditions.
    • Submit your banking details.
  11. Once you have submitted the updated banking details, SASSA will verify your new payment method and future payments will be made accordingly.

Important Note:

  • For every month you can proceed to SASSA status check to ensure not miss out on monthly approved payments.
  • Please ensure that you check SASSA payment dates for approved monthly grant payments every month to collect your payment.

Verification Process Time

The SASSA verification process typically takes 7 to 10 business days. Once verified, SASSA will notify you via SMS or email confirming the update of your preferred payment method. Subsequent grants will be disbursed through this method. You can anticipate your payment by referring to the SASSA payment dates.

Sassa Bank Details and Changes Verification Process Time

SASSA verification is an important step in confirming the accuracy of individual bank details, thereby establishing the eligibility of applicants for the grant. During this process, the SASSA system compares grant application information and personal identification against multiple government databases to prevent fraud and misuse.

Avoid these Mistakes

  1. Double-check that your name and personal details match exactly as they appear on your SASSA online application and bank account. SASSA will not accept bank accounts belonging to other individuals.
  2. If your bank account holds more than R1000, you will not qualify for an SASSA grant as you will fail the means test.
  3. SASSA advises against changing bank details on payment dates to avoid delays in receiving your grant.


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  1. H I like to change my banking details to shoprite

    1. Duduetsang Mere says:

      Since from February 2024 my 350 only approved without payment date can you please help me

  2. Matodzi Colbert Mphila says:

    I didn’t receive my payment of June it says source of income but the money I received was only from sassa

  3. Kabelo Raganya says:

    I never got my SASSA verification since last month

  4. Fothane johanna says:

    Hi I want to change my bank details

    1. Please read above instructions and follow them to change bank

  5. Hilda Moabi says:

    I can’t change my banking details, I’m struggling

  6. I need to change my account details but don’t know how to do it

    1. Please follow above steps to change your banking details

  7. I’m struggling to check if my banking details are verified or not,it just can’t open

  8. Ntombifuthi says:

    I’m struggling to check if my banking details are verified or not,it just can’t open

  9. I did not pay my 370 for may plz help

  10. Noxolo Eugenia says:

    Hi I like to change my banking details to Shoprite

    1. Youganathan chetty says:

      I can’t go back to my application to complete my banking details

  11. Leander Pieterse says:

    Still waiting for paydates approve without paydates what’s the hold up

  12. Please give me number of R350 ID in Apply 050603070208

  13. Idnt get help since 2023 march till may 2024 I emailed all my documents but nothing happened

  14. Patrick Jassone says:

    My sassa srd 350 approved but no pay days,it’s long time now,other months declined but I am not working no income from anywhere,sassa can even go through my profile and see what I mean,please help most of South Africans including my self need it,Bo. Ke bothata,re thuseng kago taba e morago