You applied for the Sassa SRD grant during August 2021 when the grant was made available again. But, between then and now, your surname has changed. This can be because you got married, or you got divorced. If you leave it unchanged at the Sassa office, they might decline your grant.
This might be something you didn’t think of. But, if Sassa needs to verify your information each month, they will see that your information isn’t correct. And, they will decline your grant without any delays. So, you should make sure that you know all this information when your marital status has changed.
Essential information about updating your marital status for the Sassa SRD grant
Did you know that your Sassa SRD grant can be canceled or rejected when the surname you have at Sassa isn’t the same as what it is at home affairs? You aren’t the only one that didn’t think of it.
- We sometimes forget to change our surnames at essential places when we got married or divorced.
- If Sassa already declined your application for the Sassa SRD grant, this might be the reason why.
- The only thing you can do is to change your surname to the legit one and apply again.
Why should you update your status when your surname changed?
Why should you go to Sassa and update your status and personal information when your surname changes? Sassa is making use of your ID, and your surname doesn’t really count, or does it?
As matter of fact, it does have an effect on your application when your surname isn’t the same as what it says at home affairs.
- If your surname isn’t the same on your application as at home affairs, it will seem like you aren’t honest. And, your application will be declined.
- Even if you were divorced and you changed your surname back to your maiden’s name. You might not find it as important, but to Sassa, this is extremely important.
- And, it might be the reason why your application was denied in the first place.
Validate your surname with the Department of Home Affairs before you update it at Sassa
If there is any change that your surname might be different at the Department of home affairs, then you need to make sure about it first, before you submit your Sassa SRD grant application. It is really important to submit the surname that is registered with your ID number at the department of home affairs.
This will make sure that you have a better chance to get an approved application.
Sassa SRD grant stop at the end of March. Get updated soon
We all know that the Sassa SRD grant will stop at the end of March. So, if you are still considering if you want to apply for the grant, you need to act quickly. And, you need to make sure that your information is updated at Sassa if you were married from you submitted your application.
You can still apply online until the beginning of March 2022. At the end of March, the past premiums will be paid out and then you can’t update or apply for the grant anymore.
How to update your personal information at Sassa
The good news is that updating your personal information isn’t complicated, and you don’t need to visit the Sassa branches in order to get your information updated. With just a couple of steps, you will be able to update your personal information and change your surname successfully.
- Go to the Sassa SRD grant website. The website is https://srd.sassa.gov.za/
- Go to the change name and surname update option
- Enter your exact name and surname as it appears at home affairs.
- Double check your spelling and submit for approval.
We don’t always think about how changing our surnames can cause problems. Or, that you can get problems when you don’t update your new surname. Your Sassa SRD grant application process will not be successful if your surname is different from the one registered with your ID. With it updated, you can try applying for the SRD grant again.