How to Change Your SASSA R370 Grant Banking Details

As someone who’s been through the process of changing my SASSA R370 grant banking details, I can tell you firsthand that it’s not as complicated as it might seem.

Whether you’ve switched banks, your old account is closed, or you simply want to use a different one, it’s definitely doable.

I’ll walk you through each step, using simple terms and the experience I gained, so you can update your information smoothly and get your grant payments without any hiccups.

Before we dive in, I want to assure you that SASSA has made the process fairly straightforward.

It’s mostly done online, and you’ll receive SMS messages to guide you along.

Step-by-Step Guide to Change Your SASSA SRD R370 Grant Banking Details

Step 1: Gather Your Information

Your South African ID number: This is the most important piece of information.

Your phone: Make sure it’s the same number you used when you first applied for the grant. You’ll receive an SMS message on this phone.

Step 2: Visit the SASSA Website

Go to the official SASSA website: https://srd.sassa.gov.za/

Scroll down until you see the section labelled “How do I change my banking details?”

Step 3: Enter Your ID Number

Type your ID number into the box provided.

Double-check it to make sure it’s correct.

Step 4: Check Your Phone

You should receive an SMS message with a special link.

This link is only for you and will expire, so don’t share it with anyone.

Step 5: Click the Link

Tap the link in the SMS.

This will take you to a secure website where you can change your details.

Step 6: Follow the Instructions

The website will guide you through each step.

You’ll need to enter your new bank account information:

  • Bank name
  • Account type (e.g., savings or current)
  • Account number
  • Branch code (you can find this on your bank statement)
  • Double-check everything before you click “Submit.”

Step 7: Wait for Confirmation

SASSA will verify your new bank details.

You’ll receive another SMS message to confirm the change.

Important Things to Remember:

Only use the official SASSA website: Be careful of fake websites or messages that ask for your personal information.

Keep your information safe: Never share your ID number, phone number, or bank details with anyone you don’t trust.

Future payments: Your new bank details will only be used for payments after they’ve been verified.

Get help if you need it: If you have any trouble, you can call SASSA’s toll-free number: 0800 60 1011