Sassa Advises SRD Beneficiaries To Switch Payment Methods

Advertisement
 

If you are a beneficiary of the R350 SRD grant and you have opted to receive your grant payment through the cash send option then Sassa is advising you to change this payment method in order to prevent delays. 


Advertisement
 

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) says that it is still finalising contracts with South African banks to make the cash send payment option available to beneficiaries of the Special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. 

In a statement Sassa says that the contracts that they had with the banks previously, expired when the grant came to an end and they had to follow a procurement process to enter into new contracts. 

"This whole process has, unfortunately, delayed the contracting significantly," said Executive Manager of Grants Administration, Dianne Dunkerley. 

Sassa has advised these beneficiaries to switch their payment methods to their personal bank accounts or the Post Office to ensure that they receive their grant payments promptly. 

All the beneficiaries who are making use of the cash send payment option will have received an SMS notification to let them know about the delay with this payment option. Sassa has requested that these beneficiaries upload their banking details but they say many beneficiaries have not yet done so. 

"Those who do not change to personal bank accounts will be paid through the Post Office as a final resort," said Dunkerley. 

Beneficiaries are encouraged to change the payment method to their personal bank accounts as Sassa says that this is the fastest payment method. 

The bank account details provided must be in the name of the beneficiary as Sassa cannot pay the grant into the account of any person other than the approved applicant and the bank account should also be active. 

In order to change the payment method beneficiaries can go to: https://srd.sassa.gov.za/ and then click on "How do I change my banking details" to change the method of payment from cash send to the Post Office or a personal bank account. 

 


Advertisement

 


Advertisement


Other Articles

As exam season approaches students at Unisa may be interested in familiarizing themselves with the Unisa Invigilator App, which will be used to invigilate their upcoming online exams. Here is how to navigate the Unisa Invigilator App. 

Many applicants have been experiencing delays with their R350 grant appeal process which may be causing some frustration. Here is what may be causing these delays.

Advertisement


Latest SASSA Articles

Many applicants have been experiencing delays with their R350 grant appeal process which may be causing some frustration. Here is what may be causing these delays.

Sassa grant recipients will need to keep up to date with the payment schedule in order to receive their payment on time. In this article, we will show you a few outlets you can keep an eye on that will provide you with Sassa grant payment schedules and keep you up to date with any changes that may occur. 


Advertisement


Careers Advice

The study of psychology, which has its roots in philosophy and physiology, is an ever-changing field that explores the inner workings of the human mind. 

The field of psychology is a broad one that incorporates the study of cognitive, emotional, and social processes, as well as behaviour. From the testing of new drugs to the study of childhood development, it's no wonder that one of the most sought-after careers for psychology majors is research.

Psychology is a popular career and it's easy to see why. These professionals study how people think, how they feel, and how they interact with one another and their surroundings. They write articles and books, conduct research, consult with clients, or work directly with patients in hospitals and mental health clinics.

Advertisement