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How to change SASSA R350 payment method?

How to change SASSA R350 payment method?;-  SASSA will reopen its system for approved applicants to change their preferred method of payment for the special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD).

SASSA CEO Totsie Memela announced that the window period for the preferred method of payment is scheduled for Monday, 31 August 2020 to Sunday, 06 September 2020, 24 hours a day.

How to change SASSA R350 payment method?

The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has opened a system to change the R350 social relief of distress grant payment method.

The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has opened a system to change the R350 social relief of distress grant payment method.

On Thursday, Sassa announced that applicants for the grant can change their method of payment for their money to be paid into a bank account.

Here is what you need to know.

When can I change my payment method? And what is the quickest method?

Sassa said the window to change the payment method opens on Friday until September 10.

“Sassa confirms the bank account method as the most convenient and quickest way to receive the grant, thereby avoiding queues at the Post Office,” it said.

“The Post Office does not pay the social relief of distress grant during the normal social grant payments of the old age, disability and children’s grant.”

“During this period, beneficiaries can change from receiving their grants at the post office to receiving them through their personal bank accounts. They may also change from one bank to another if they prefer to,” Memela said on Tuesday.

Approved beneficiaries of the grant can change their payment method by visiting during this period.

This development is an effort to address challenges some beneficiaries have experienced in trying to access their special relief grant from the Post Offices.

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She said it is important for beneficiaries to understand that they should not go to the Post Office before they have received the SMS notification that says funds are available.

“The SMS notification is used to limit the numbers of people reporting to a Post Office on a particular day and also to ensure that sufficient cash is available,” Memela said.

When choosing a bank account, Memela said beneficiaries should ensure the account is in their name. SASSA cannot pay money for one person into an account held by another or if the bank account is closed.

“The payment process is delayed if money is sent to a closed account, as SASSA has to wait for the funds to be returned before sending it to the Post Office for collection. Clients who update their details are advised to ensure that their information is captured correctly to avoid any further delays,” Memela explained.

The payment of the COVID-19 grant is quicker if paid into a bank account, and applicants without bank accounts are encouraged therefore to open accounts.

“There are many entry level, inexpensive options on the market – some of which can be opened online. Clients who have just been approved for the relief grant by SASSA and have received an SMS to upload and verify their bank details can do so at any time and need not wait for the window period.

“The sooner the details are uploaded, the quicker the payments can be made,” Memela said.