SASSA R350 SRD grant: Sending your banking details

The SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) is currently approving and paying the R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant to millions of applicants across South Africa.

In an update on 30 June, SASSA said it had paid around 2.5 million applicants so far out of the 3.2 million people who had applied.

Naturally, applicants are anxious to get more information on the status banking details. banking details submission

If you’re looking for information on how to submit banking details to SASSA, the agency’s 30 June update provides the answer.

According to the update, successful applicants will receive an SMS from SASSA requesting for their banking details. This SMS will therefore have the SASSA banking details link.

“It is important to respond to the SMS as quickly as possible and to follow the link provided. Approved applicants are reminded that the link cannot be shared with others, as it is linked to a specific ID number for security reasons” SASSA said.

Therefore, in order to provide bank details to SASSA or perform an srd banking details submission, an applicant must first of all wait for the SMS.

The link in the SMS would then provide more information on how to upload banking details on SASSA. Presumably, it will have the banking details form.

UPDATE: How to change SASSA SRD banking details

Between 3 August and 9 August, 2020, approved applicants can change their payment method or banking details at After clicking on this link, scroll to the bottom of the SRD page until you see “How do I change my banking details” heading.

Add your ID number. You will then receive an SMS containing a secure link, unique to you, on the mobile phone number with which you registered during application.

How to apply for SASSA relief grant

Applications may be lodged electronically over and above any other available means. Applicants may apply using the following means:

  • Sending a WhatsApp message to 082 046 8553;
  • Using the following SSD or SMS line: *134*7737#
  • Sending an email to

Applicants will receive notifications of payment in the same medium they used to apply. For instance, an applicant using WhatsApp will receive the notification on the same WhatsApp number he/she used to apply for the grant. The following additional measures will apply:

  • Payments will be made mainly through bank accounts of the applicants and through cash send measures through banks; 
  • The grant will be paid from the date of approval up to the end of October 2020, provided the qualifying criteria continue to be met; 
  • If applicants apply in June their payments will be from June and there will be no backpay.
  • Applicants grant consent to SASSA to verify their residency, ID/permit details, sources of income and/or social security benefits. False applications could result in prosecutions.


  1. When I check my status it says I’m approved but I didn’t receive any link or message what must I do?

    1. Any reply to them

  2. i want to change my banking details but when i call the sassa telephone numbers the agents is busy.

    1. Same , tried everything but nothings working . My grant has been approved but these stupid dont have a way to update also.

      1. I want to give my banking details

      2. Where can i give my bank details?

  3. I cant send my bank details itsrepeatedly saying failed to submit

    1. I can’t send my bank details

  4. I get a massage on 02 July that said my application is approval.Provide bank info,my SA ID….But if submit my bank details it said faild.So what can I do?

  5. I got a sms to send bank details but my account is not active.plz can I receive a my R350 from post office

  6. I received SMS on 02 July said my application is approved , but when I send bank details it’s failed, what’s happened about my R350

    1. I haven’t found the notification of when can i get the money from May

  7. How long must I keep my money on the post office

  8. I have been approved since 29May but hasn’t received any payment yet. I have requested an EFT.
    ID 0002025283082

  9. I want receive money through bank account , so how to send bank details?

  10. I have been approved since 30 may but hasn’t received bank details sms

  11. My application was approved since 23 May I provided my banking details and my account is active but no payment received.

  12. hi my name is Ndabuko Mlungisi Ngobeni I applied for 350 grant and I Receaved a text massage that says my ID dont match my phone number is 0847468127 I am currently dont have a smart phone my ID is 810327 5553 083 my address is 2339 Mina Nawe phase 3 Daveyton 1520 those are my correct ID Details

    1. When I check my status it says I’m approved but I didn’t receive any link or messages

  13. When i check my status is approved but i didn’t receive any sms from sassa to upload banking details

  14. My application was approved since June for May and June but I am still waiting for the sms asking for my banking details

  15. Me I checked my srd status it says it is approved on June but I didn’t received an SMS and my brother got SMS stating to send the banking info but when we go through the link there is nothing to show link where I should submit the banking details

  16. How does one verify banking details have been received or approved?

  17. I can’t send my bank details

  18. I filled my id but it says failed

  19. Hi can you send I’d form so that I can give you my bank details please.


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