How to Change Sassa Payment Method to Pick N Pay

Changing where I got my SASSA R350 grant from was a real game-changer!

I used to wait in those long post office lines, but not anymore.

I’m no tech whiz, but switching to Pick n Pay was easier than I thought.

Now, I just pop into the store when I get the SMS, show my ID, and get my money. It’s so much more convenient.

If you’re tired of the old way, let me show you how to make the change.

It’s all online, and I’ll walk you through it step by step.

Trust me, you’ll be glad you did!

Important Things to Know before you start the process

  • You need your South African ID number and the cell phone number linked to your SASSA profile. These are crucial for the process.
  • Pick n Pay is just one option. You can also choose stores like Shoprite, Checkers, Boxer, or a bank account.
  • This process is done online. Make sure you have a little data or access to the internet.

Step-By-Step Guide to Change Sassa R350 Payment Method to Pick N Pay

1. Go to the SASSA website

Open an internet browser (like Chrome or Safari) on your phone or a computer.

Visit the website:

2. Find the ‘Change Payment Method‘ section

Look for a section on the website that says something like “How do I change my banking details”.

It might be a button, a link, or a drop-down menu. Click on it.

3. Enter your personal information

Type in your South African ID number.

Type in the cell phone number linked to your SASSA grant.

4. Follow the link

SASSA will send a special link to your phone as a text message (SMS).

Click the link in the SMS to open it in your internet browser.

5. Choose Pick n Pay

You will see a list of payment options. Find the one that says “Pick n Pay” or something similar, and select it.

6. Wait for approval

SASSA needs to check and approve your change. This might take some time. You’ll likely get a message to confirm it’s done.

How to Collect Your Grant at Pick n Pay

1. Wait for the Text Message (SMS):

After your SASSA grant is approved, you’ll get a text message on your phone.

This message tells you WHERE (which Pick n Pay store) and WHEN you can collect your money.

2. Go to Pick n Pay:

On the day mentioned in the text message, go to the specific Pick n Pay store they told you about.

Important: Bring your South African ID and the cell phone that got the SASSA message.

3. Talk to the Cashier:

Go to any checkout counter (where you pay for groceries). Tell the cashier you’re there to collect your SASSA grant.

They’ll ask to see your ID and they might ask you to type in your cell phone number.

4. Follow the Message on Your Phone

You’ll get a special message on your phone – don’t worry, it’s easy. Just do what it says to confirm it’s really you.

5. Get Your Money!

Once everything is checked, the cashier will give you your R350 grant in cash.

Extra Tips

Be patient; changing your grant method and getting your money can take some time.

Don’t share your ID number or cell phone number with anyone who isn’t an official SASSA or Pick n Pay worker.

If you run into trouble, you can get help from a trusted friend or family member or by visiting a SASSA office.