The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) provides a range of social grants to qualifying citizens. One such grant is the R350 special COVID-19 grant, which was introduced to provide relief to those affected by the pandemic. For many, this grant is a lifeline, and it is important to ensure that it is received as quickly and efficiently as possible. To that end, it is possible to change the payment method from the standard bank transfer to Cash Send.
Changing R350 Payment Method
The R350 payment method is set to bank transfer by default. To change this, the beneficiary must contact their nearest SASSA office. This can be done in person, by telephone or via email. The beneficiary will need to provide the necessary information to prove their identity, such as a valid South African ID number and their bank details. Once the necessary information has been provided, SASSA will then process the change of payment method.
Moving to Cash Send
Once the payment method has been changed, the beneficiary will be able to receive their R350 grant via Cash Send. This is a convenient and secure way of receiving payments, as the money is transferred directly to the beneficiary’s mobile phone. To use Cash Send, the beneficiary must first register with the service. This is done by downloading the Cash Send app onto their mobile phone, and then following the instructions to create an account. Once the account is created, the beneficiary will be able to receive payments directly to their mobile phone.
Changing the payment method for the R350 grant from bank transfer to Cash Send is a simple process. By following the above steps, beneficiaries can ensure that they receive their payments as quickly and securely as possible. It is important to remember that beneficiaries must still maintain the necessary documents and information to prove their identity when changing the payment method.