Sassa Status Check

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) provides various forms of social grants to eligible South African citizens. Beneficiaries are required to regularly check and update their banking details on the SASSA website to ensure that payments are received without any issues.

It is important to have accurate banking information on file with SASSA, as this is the method by which payments are made. Payments may be delayed or even stopped if your banking details are incorrect.

By regularly checking your banking details on the SASSA website, you can ensure that everything is up-to-date and avoid any payment-related issues.

What to do if your application status for the Sassa Special Relief of Distress (SRD) grant is stuck on ‘bank details pending.’

When checking your Sassa status and you found out that your application status is stuck on ‘bank details pending, it means Sassa has received your application but has not submitted your banking details or indicated your preferred payment method.

How to upload your banking details to the SASSA website:

  • Visit the Sassa website:
  • Scroll down until you see the “How do I change my banking details” heading
  • Type your ID Number below the heading
  • You will then receive an SMS notification with a secure link that is unique to you. (Please note: The SMS will be sent to the mobile phone number you registered with during application your application process)
  • Click on the link in the SMS and follow the instructions carefully.


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