SASSA Disability Grant

The SASSA disability grant provides financial assistance to those suffering from disability issues. It doesn’t matter what type of disability you have, such as mental, physical, etc. You can apply for the disability grant to receive financial support from the SASSA.

If you are disabled and haven’t worked for six months, you are eligible for the disabled grant. Disability has two types, whether temporary or permanent, disability. You can benefit from this grant.

If you have a disability for over a year, you are eligible for the permanent disability grant. The permanent doesn’t mean you will get the SASSA funds until death. You will get the grant payment as long as your disability lasts.

If you have a disability for six months but not more than a year, you are eligible for a temporary disability grant. You can renew this grant if your disability still exists. One of my friends has a temporary disability and is getting SASSA funds.

As I have asked him about his health, He is now completely ready and informed the SASSA team that my disability no longer exists, so SASSA canceled its grant. In my opinion, it’s the best thing to tell the SASSA about your health changes.

SASSA Disability Grant Payment Date

The SASSA disability grant payment date is 5 Feb 2024. If you didn’t receive the previous month’s payment, the disability grant last month’s payment date was 4 Jan 2024

Being a disabled person, I know you will not be able to work. So, you need to know about disabling the grant payment date to complete the basic needs of your life.

The disability grant monthly payment is R2090. To receive the disability grant payment, you must show proof of your disability, such as a disability certificate. As a disabled, if you have a high income from different sources, you may be disqualified from the grant or receive a smaller grant amount.

Payment MonthSASSA Disability Grant Payment Date
Jan – 202404/01/2024

Eligibility Criteria For Disability Grant

If you want to apply for the disability grant, follow the criteria below.

  • You should be a South African permanent resident or refugee.
  • You should be 19 to 59.
  • If you want to be part of the SASSA disability grant, ensure you are not receiving the grant from any other organization.
  • You have to clear the screening test for SASSA.
  • You must be unable to work for six months due to physical or mental disability.
  • You can apply for a temporary or mental disability by following its criteria.
  • You must provide proof of your disability, such as medical reports and a disability certificate.
  • It’s important to undergo medical evaluation under the state-designated Doctor.

How To Clear SASSA Means Test

To qualify for the SASSA disability grant, you must pass the screening test. 

  • If you are single, ensure your asset worth is not more than R1 372 800. 
  • If you are married, your combined asset worth is not more than R2 745 600.
  • For a single individual, the yearly income should not exceed R96 840.
  • If you are married, your annual income of combined both should not exceed the limit of R193 680.

How To Apply For SASSA Disability Grant

After completing the medical documents for your disability grant, here is the step-by-step guide for applying for the SASSA disability grant.

  • First of all, you have to have a medical examination of your disability done by a professional doctor appointed by the state.
  • The SASSA team will review the medical documents and check the eligibility criteria that you are eligible for a permanent or temporary disability grant.
  • When SASSA accepts your medical documents and confirms that you are disabled in reality, they will check for the asset and income threshold to determine your eligibility.
  • There are two ways to apply for the SASSA disability grant. You can apply online via the official portal or offline at the nearest SASSA office.
  • Apply Online: If you plan to apply online, visit the SASSA official portal. Search for the disability grant and click on it. You will be redirected to the form. Please fill out the form, attach the medical documents, and submit it.
  • Apply Offline Via SASSA Office: Visit the SASSA nearest office. Ask the representative if you want to apply for a disability grant. They will provide a form, fill it, and submit it to the SASSA agent with medical documents.
  • If you plan to apply via the SASSA office but can’t go to the office due to disability issues. In such situations, you can ask for help from your family members or friends to apply for you on your behalf.

How To Check SASSA Disability Grant

When you apply for the disability grant, here is how you can check the status of your application.

  • Visit the SASSA official portal.
  • Enter your South Africa ID and phone number.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • Your disability grant application status will be displayed to you on the screen.

If you are under 18 and you require permanent care due to disability issues, then your caregiver can apply for the SASSA Care Dependency grant. Some people don’t have an ID to provide an Affidavit as proof. Mention that you have applied from the Home Affairs Department.

Required Documents To Apply For Disability Grant

Before going to the SASSA office, bring the following documents with you.

  • Your original identity card. 
  • If you don’t have an ID, you must fill out the Affidavit.
  • For disability verification, you have to provide a medical report from the Doctor from a state-designated Doctor.
  • Documentation proof of the marital status.
  • Proof of your current address where you are living.

Besides this, if you have any other documents that make your application stronger, then it’s recommended that you bring all the documents with you.

Review and Suspension of SASSA Disability Grant

SASSA has the right to review your application to determine your eligibility criteria. However, you are receiving financial support from the grant. The main motive of the revision is to check whether your financial condition has improved.

You must also submit proof of the live certificate that you are still alive and ensure you receive grant money. It’s essential to submit the life certificate annually to the SASSA office.

SASSA may suspend your grant due to the following reasons.

  • Circumstance change
  • Fraudulent activity
  • Provided wrong information in the application
  • Outcome review

Reasons for Lapsing of the Disability Grant

Here are some reasons why disability grants lapse.

  • If you have passed away.
  • You didn’t submit a life certificate annually.
  • You didn’t receive your grant payment for the last three consecutive months.
  • You are absent from South Africa for three months without any notice.
  • You didn’t clear the SASSA means test because your financial status changed.

Final Verdict

If you are a disabled individual and living in a South African country ry, then the SASSA disability grant is the best option for providing you with financial support. If you are older than 50, you can benefit from the old age grant, which provides residency and financial support.

If you are older and disabled, you can go to the SASSA office and request that they provide the maximum support they can. Besides this financial support, the disabled person will receive extra care support from the SASSA.

What type of disability do you have? If you have a physical or mental disability and pass the other factors disability grant criteria, congratulations to you in advance for receiving financial and extra care support.


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