How To Change SASSA Bank Account

How To Change SASSA Bank Account
How To Change SASSA Bank Account

Changing banking details is for a beneficiary bank account is an important matter when someone receiving grants from SASSA needs to change his/her bank account due to any reason.

The most important thing to remember while changing your SASSA banking details is that you can only shift to those bank accounts which SASSA supports for monthly payments.

But if you’re changing only minor details, let’s say changing your surname from the bank account title or just changing the bank account type, then there is no need to worry about it, you can change without taking care of banks that SASSA supports.

Steps To Change Banking Details

Prepare Required Documents:

  • Your South African ID (or a valid passport only if you’re not a citizen).Proof of
  • your new bank account details (such as a bank statement or a letter from the bank).

Visit the SASSA Office:

  • Go to your nearest SASSA office. You can find the closest office by checking the SASSA website or calling their toll-free number.

Request a Banking Details Change Form:

Fill Out the Form:

  • Complete the form with your personal details, including your new banking details.
  • Ensure that all information is accurate to avoid any delays in processing.

Submit the Form and Documents:

  • Submit the completed form along with your ID and proof of new banking details to the SASSA official.
  • Make sure to get a receipt or confirmation that your documents have been received.

Verification Process:

  • SASSA will verify the information provided. This may take some time, so ensure that your current banking details are still active until the change is confirmed.

Confirmation of Changes:

  • Once the verification process is complete, SASSA will update your banking details in their system.
  • You should receive a confirmation of the update. Follow up with SASSA if you do not receive confirmation within a reasonable period.

Monitor Your Payments:

  • Keep an eye on your bank account to ensure that your SASSA payments are being deposited into your new bank account.
  • If there are any issues, contact SASSA immediately to resolve them.

Why You Need  To Change Banking Details

The question is why a SASSA beneficiary needs to change his/her banking details. This completely depends on the individual requirements, The following are some points that help you understand why someone needs to change the bank account details.

  • If a beneficiary has changed his/her surname or last name this can leads someone to change details of bank account.
  • If someone is not satisfied with the service of the bank in which he/she is receiving grant money from SASSA, let’s say the beneficiary isn’t satisfied with the bank charges upon transactions.

These are the most common reasons that leads someone to change the details, but it completely depends on your specific requirements.


While you’re changing the bank details of your SASSA account, here are some precautionary measures you should be aware of.

  • if you are changing only your surname, make sure you spell it right, you can also mention a little detail in the info box as to why you are changing.
  • If you’re shifting to a new bank account service, you can only attach the bank that SASSA officially recognize for payments, bank non-affiliated with SASSA can leads to problems later.


If you keep in mind all the information told above, these are enough for changing your bank details without having any problem, but still, if you are stuck somewhere, you can directly contact SASSA team using this number 0800 60 10 11, they are willing to help you out.