How To Change Your Sassa Payment Method To ShopRite

Looking for a convenient way to receive your SASSA grant?

Consider switching your payment method to ShopRite’s Money Market Account!

This guide will walk you through the entire process, from opening your account to submitting the switch request with SASSA.

Important Things to Know Before We Begin:

SASSA Doesn’t Offer Direct Store Selection: You can’t choose to receive your grant directly at ShopRite.

Instead, you’ll be switching to a cash-send option and then collecting your grant at your chosen ShopRite store.

You’ll Need a cell phone: The cash send option utilizes SMS notifications and confirmation.

Plan for a Trip to SASSA: While you can open your ShopRite Money Market Account remotely, finalizing the SASSA switch requires a visit to a SASSA office.

Steps To Change Your Sassa Payment Method To ShopRite

Step 1: Open a ShopRite Money Market Account

Here are three ways to open your account:

Dial *120*3534# from your phone. This USSD code will initiate the account opening process.

Download the Shoprite App and follow the prompts to open an account. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Visit the Money Market counter at any Shoprite, Usave, or Checkers store. A representative can assist you in opening the account.

Step 2: Download Your Bank Confirmation Letter

Once your account is open, you’ll need proof for SASSA. Here’s how to get your Bank Confirmation Letter:

If you used the USSD code or app: Download the letter directly within the app or from the link sent via SMS during registration.

If you opened the account in-store: You’ll receive a printed copy of your Bank Confirmation Letter.

Step 3: Get the SASSA Switch Form

There are two ways to obtain the SASSA switch form:

Download the form from the SASSA website (

Pick up a physical copy at the Money Market counter in any Shoprite, Usave, or Checkers store.

Step 4: Fill Out the SASSA Switch Form and Gather the Documents

Carefully complete the SASSA switch form, ensuring all information is accurate and matches your SASSA profile.

Here’s what you’ll need to gather:

The completed SASSA switch form.

Your original South African ID document (booklet or card).

Your printed Bank Confirmation Letter from ShopRite’s Money Market Account.

Step 5: Visit Your Nearest SASSA Office

Locate your nearest SASSA office.

You can find them online through the SASSA website ( or by asking at the ShopRite Money Market counter.

Take a waiting number and wait your turn to be assisted by a SASSA representative.

Step 6: Submitting Your SASSA Switch Request

When it’s your turn, inform the representative that you’d like to switch your SASSA grant payment method to cash sent.

Hand over the completed SASSA switch form, your original ID, and your ShopRite Money Market Account’s Bank Confirmation Letter.

The SASSA representative will process your request and confirm the details with you.

Step 7: Wait for Confirmation and Your First Cash Send

You’ll receive an SMS notification from SASSA once your switch request is successful.

The notification will include instructions for collecting your grant at your chosen ShopRite store using cash send.

Note: The processing time for the switch can take up to two months. Be sure to plan accordingly and consider collecting your grant using your existing method for the month you initiate the switch.

Additional Tips:

  • Keep a copy of all documents you submit to SASSA.
  • Avoid sharing any SMS codes you receive from SASSA. These codes act like a key to your grant and should be kept confidential.
  • Consider visiting ShopRite early in the month when collecting your grant to avoid long queues.

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