How To Register An Online SASSA Account

Monday, 25 January, 2021 - 10:53
Lauren Chawula

If you want to register an online SASSA account, keep reading to find out how to do so. 

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is a national agency of the government which distributes social grants on behalf of the Department of Social Development. 

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These social grants are provided to help improve standards of living in society and are given to people who are vulnerable to poverty and in need of state support, which include older people, people with disabilities, and people with young children.

If you have been wondering how to register an online SASSA account, follow these steps:

  • Go to: https://services.sassa.gov.za/Account/Register
  • Fill out the user registration
  • Provide your personal details such as your name, surname, ID number etc. 
  • Provide an email address as well as your phone number.(make sure that your contact details are updated and you use them regularly as you may receive communication from SASSA on it)
  • Provide a password, which you will make use of when signing into your SASSA account. 

 Once you have registered an online SASSA account you will be able to sign into it and apply for grants. 

All applicants need to be South African citizens, permanent residents or refugees living in South Africa.

Click here if you need to do any of the following:

  • Apply for a grant
  • Update personal details
  • Contact grant customer support.
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