How to Change SASSA R350 Payment Method to Shoprite in 2024

After your SASSA grant is approved, the next step is to receive the payment. For this, SASSA provides different options to beneficiaries, including through banks, various cash points, and state institutions.

A comprehensive survey found that using a bank ATM is somewhat convenient, but bank charges and difficulties using the machine were common issues faced by many beneficiaries.

To avoid this hassle and confusion, beneficiaries of the SASSA R350 grant have the option to change their payment method to a Shoprite Money Account. By transferring SRD payment to Sophorite, they can easily collect their SASSA grant from many retail stores without paying any additional charges.

If you want full information about eligibility criteria, different ways to switch to the Sophorite grant, and to collect the SRD grant from Sophorite, read the article to the end.

Eligibility and Requirements

To be eligible for switching your SASSA R350 payment method to a Shoprite Money Account, you must be a current recipient of the grant. You will need to provide a valid South African ID document and proof of address. It is essential to ensure that your personal information is up to date with SASSA before initiating the switch.

How to Change SASSA R350 Payment Method to Shoprite

To switch your SASSA R350 grant payment to Shoprite, you first need to open a Shoprite Money Account. You can do this in four easy ways:

  1. Dial 1203534# on your phone
  2. WhatsApp 087 240 5709
  3. Visit the Money Market counter at any Shoprite or Checkers store
  4. Download the Shoprite app

Sign In and Get Your Bank Letter

After registering, sign in to your new account. Then, download and print your Bank Confirmation Letter. You will need this letter for the next steps.

Fill Out the SASSA Switch Form

Next, get the SASSA switch form. You can download it online or get a copy at any Shoprite or Checkers Money Market counter. Fill out the form with your information.

Submit Your Documents to SASSA

Finally, take your printed Bank Confirmation Letter, completed SASSA switch form, and original ID to your closest SASSA office. They will process your request to change your R350 grant payment method to your new Shoprite Money Account.

How to Change R350 Online to ShopRite?

  1. Visit the official SASSA website at srd.sassa.gov.za.
  2. Log in to your SASSA account using your ID number and password.
  3. Navigate to the “Payment Method” or “How do I change my banking details” section and select “Shoprite Money Account.”
  4. Now follow the instructions on the mobile to complete the process.
  5. A text message with a special link just for you will be sent to the phone number you used when you signed up for the SRD.
  6. Open the link in the text message and carefully follow the directions to update your information.

How to Change R350 from Post Office to Shoprite?

  1. Visit your nearest SASSA office or Shoprite store.
  2. Request a “Payment Method Change” form.
  3. Fill out the form with your details and select “Shoprite Money Account” as your preferred payment method.
  4. Submit the completed form along with your ID document and proof of address.
  5. SASSA will process your request, and you will receive confirmation once the change has been made.

What Are the Benefits of Choosing a Shoprite Money Account?

Choosing a Shoprite Money Account for your SASSA R350 grant offers several advantages:

Benefits of Choosing a Shoprite Money Account
  1. Convenience: You can access your funds at any Shoprite, Checkers, or Usave store nationwide.
  2. Safety: Your money is secure and can only be accessed with your unique PIN.
  3. No bank charges: You won’t incur any bank charges when using your Shoprite Money Account.
  4. Easy to use: The Shoprite Money Account is simple to use, even if you don’t have a bank account.
  5. SMS Alert on every Transaction: The SASSA beneficiaries are fully alert whenever they or someone on their behalf withdraw the amount.
  6. Get Rid of long queues: As you have to wait outside the ATM, nothing is using a ShopRite payment account because it has 25000 money collection places across south Africa.

How to Get Your Bank Confirmation Letter

To complete the process of changing your payment method, you will need a Bank Confirmation Letter from Shoprite. Here’s how to obtain it:

  1. First of all, download and install the shoprite app and login
  2. Now open the “Profile” and click on the “My Documents” button
  3. It will take you to the 2 options. one is an ‘IT38 Certificate,’ and the other is a bank Confirmation Letter.”
  4. Click on the ‘Bank Confirmation Letter’
  5. It will further show you two options: one is ‘view’ and the next one is ‘share.’
  6. As you click on the view button, the ‘Bank Confirmation Letter’ will start downloading

What is the Purpose of Your Bank Confirmation Letter

The Bank Confirmation Letter contains important information about your Shoprite Money Account. It will include your account number and account type, which you will need to provide to SASSA. Make sure to keep this letter safe and bring it with you when visiting a SASSA office.

.Concluding Remarks

Changing your SASSA R350 payment method to a Shoprite Money Account is a straightforward process that offers convenience and security. By following the steps outlined in this article and providing the necessary documents, you can ensure a smooth transition to your new payment method.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, once you have changed your payment method to a Shoprite Money Account, you can withdraw your SASSA R350 grant at any Shoprite, Checkers, or Usave store.

Once your payment method has been successfully changed to a Shoprite Money Account, you can collect your R350 grant at any Shoprite, Checkers, or Usave store. Simply visit the Money Market counter, provide your ID document, and enter your unique PIN to access your funds.

To change your R350 payment method from Post Office to Shoprite, visit your nearest SASSA office or Shoprite store, request a “Payment Method Change” form, fill it out, and submit it along with your ID document and proof of address.

Yes, if you have changed your payment method to a Shoprite Money Account, you can withdraw your SRD money at any Shoprite, Checkers, or Usave store.

Pumi Dlamini

Pumi Dlamini, our Chief Operating Officer since 2021, brings over 10 years of experience in communications and government services. Her focus is on providing clear, accessible information about SASSA grants to South Africans. Pumi is dedicated to empowering citizens through knowledge and holds a master’s degree in public administration. She is also involved in non-profit boards supporting education access and enjoys mentoring youth in her free time.