SASSA has asked SRD R350 grant applicants who opted for cash send or ewallet payments option to submit their bank personal information.
In a widely circulated SMS to these affected applicants, SASSA is asking such applicants to either submit their bank account details before 7th October 2021 otherwise, Post office accounts will be opened for them automatically for payments.
This comes in the wake of tussle between SASSA and the National Treasury, where SASSA requested approval from the National Treasury for procurement partnership between the banks so that Cash Send or Ewallet account holders can use their ATM machines.
It has been months since payments started in August 25th, but all the applicants who chose this payment method are still not paid to date.
Below is the message received by affected applicants
SASSA has challenges doing cellphone payments. Please submit bank account details on the SRD website by 7/10/21, else a Post Bank account will be opened for you.
From the above, it is mandatory to submit bank account details on the website https://srd.sassa.gov.za on or before Thursday 7th October 2021.
To do so scroll down to the section asking you submit or change bank account details. Enter your ID number, you will receive SMS message containing a unique link to update payment option.
Enter the bank account number, bank name, account type and submit.
An SMS notification will be received indicating successful submission of bank account.