SASSA Change Phone Number

SASSA Social Relief of Distress SRD R350 Grant and other social grants cannot function without your phone number and your South African ID. If you want to continue receiving the grant every month, it’s essential to keep your personal information up to date and there is no room for errors.

The process of SASSA Change Phone Number is simple and only takes 1 minute. Make sure you have the Identity card number that you used to apply for the SASSA SRD grant to change your number.

There are 2 main reasons For a Number Change

  • Incorrect Contact Information in the SASSA grant Application.
  • Sim Card lost, or Cell Phone Stolen.

Process of SASSA Change Phone Number

To change your SASSA number for SRD R350 and all other grants, including Disability, Old Age, Care Dependency, Child Grants, and more, follow this method. It works the same for all of them.

  1. Visit the SASSA services portal to access your SASSA account.
  2. Enter your 13-digit South African Identity Number in the “ID Number” box.
  3. Input your 6-digit Application ID (App ID) provided by SASSA for grant approval.
  4. Click “Submit” to verify your identity as the original applicant.
  5. Select “Change Phone Number.”
  6. Provide your new cell phone number to update your SASSA application contact details.
  7. You’ll receive an SMS containing an OTP on the provided cell phone number for verification.
  8. Enter the SASSA OTP code and click “Verify Pin.”
  9. You’ll receive another message to confirm your request to change your cell phone number.
  10. Click “Submit” to approve the number change.
  11. Wait for 14 days (two weeks) for SASSA to verify your new contact details and process payments accordingly.

Notice: Avoid frequent cell phone number changes. SASSA advises beneficiaries against multiple monthly changes, as this may affect monthly grant payments, causing delays in Sassa Reapplication approval and potential until verification is complete.

Report SASSA about Stolen Phone / SIM Card


If your cell phone is stolen or you lose your SIM card, which is registered to your SASSA application, you need to follow these steps to change contact details with SASSA without OTP.

  1. SASSA officials warn that if you have lost your cell phone number report this incident to SASSA immediately.
  2. To report your stolen registered cell phone number to SASSA click on this link: https://srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/auth
  3. Enter your ID Number.
  4. By submitting your ID number you confirm that your cell phone number used for SASSA SRD R350 grant application was changed without your permission.
  5. Confirm your choice with Yes or No.
  6. If you agree, you will receive a notification stating ‘Successfully submitted unauthorized cell phone number change report to SASSA.’

Reminder for Beneficiaries

  • Log in to your SASSA account and check your SASSA status. If it displays ‘record not found,’ directly contact the SASSA helpline at 0800 601 011 to block your payments.
  • Proceed to the Change Phone Number process online to update your contact details.
  • Wait for 14 days (2 weeks) from the date of the requested change in your SASSA phone number to have your phone number successfully updated for your grant payments.

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