The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is calling on some grant applicants to change their method of payment.
Sassa is calling on beneficiaries of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant who collect their money at the Post Office to obtain banking accounts.
The agency said, “All clients who have been paid through the Post Office are encouraged to get bank accounts, and upload details on the system (https://srd.sassa.gov.za) for the money to be paid into their personal account upon approval”.
This will allow Sassa to pay SRD grant beneficiaries as soon as their applications for the SRD grant is approved. This will also save SRD grant beneficiaries from having to collect their money at the Post Office on particular days.
Sassa has reminded clients that all bank accounts are subject to bank verification. They added that clients should ensure all banking account details are correct and the account in the name of the applicant.
It's important to provide Sassa with your own banking details. This as the agency will not pay SRD grants into other people’s bank accounts. Your banking account must also be active.