Sassa warns of fake R700 grant application form circulating online

sassa r700 grant application

Social media posts claiming a sassa r700 grant application form for 2022 are circulating, and Sassa is warning people about them.

In a post circulating on social media, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) suggests that application forms for a sassa r700 grant application are available.

Through an online registration process, people between the ages of 18 and 35 are encouraged to apply for the grant.

The link is not from the agency and the post is fake, according to Sassa.

The below fake information is being warned against by Sassa. Sassa did not send this message. I would appreciate it if you ignored or deleted it.”

sassa r700 grant application

According to Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi, people should verify the information before relying on it.

“For the record, there is a proper way to communicate with our beneficiaries when we want to communicate with them. 

As an example, we use one of these platforms to send alerts, since we have individuals’ addresses to allow them to respond,” said Letsatsi. 

Also, read Sassa SRD R350 Apply Online for Covid-19

Sassa scam circulating on WhatsApp

Sassa has previously advised those who receive social relief of distress (SRD) grants to be careful who they share their personal details with, and to always verify their contact details in the system.

A statement was issued by the agency after its customer care unit in Mpumalanga received several calls from grant recipients complaining their contact details had changed.

Sassa says scammers are offering to assist people with their application process via WhatsApp.

People are asked for their personal details by scammers. 

“The scammers change the contact details of applicants by giving their personal details to strangers,” said Sassa.

How to change your contact details

You will need your ID number to change your contact information. 

A number will be sent to your cellphone once you have provided that information. 

If you enter the OTP number, you will be able to update your contact information.

The R350 grant website is where you can verify or change your contact information.

Also, read How To Change Your Banking Details For SRD Grant?


Before spreading any news, posts, information, or advertisements, please confirm. A real ad can be distinguished from a fake one. Any post or news you find related to SASSA can be verified by contacting the agency’s representatives. If you have any questions about this matter, they will be able to assist you. 

The agency’s contact information is listed below.

  • There is a USSD helpline number for SASSA at 0800 601 011
  • The WhatsApp number of SASSA is 082 046 8553
  • Email is also an option for sending messages to the agency. SASSA’s email address is [email protected].

Through these channels, you can ask any questions you may have.

Also, read Sassa Old Age Pension Apply Online

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