SASSA Disability Grant Application

Sassa Disability Grant Application - How to Apply for this Grant

If anyone had a disability or serious physical illness for more than 6 months then that person will qualify for the Sassa disability grant application (South African Social Security Agency). You may get a temporary or permanent disability grant. Someone who is ill or disabled to do work for more than 12 months then you get a permanent disability grant but this is not for a lifetime. You will get a temporary disability grant if your illness will last for a continuous period of 6 months or less than 12 months.

Sassa Disability Grant Application – Living with Disabilities 2023

About SASSA Disability Grant

According to the Minister, the disability grant is the third largest social assistance grant that helps nearly 997 752 persons on monthly basis.

 Eligibility Criteria for SASSA Disability Grant 

  • The candidate must be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.
  • Resident in South Africa when you applying for a grant (if you are outside the country, you will unqualify the grant)
  • Age must be in between 18 to 59 years
  • A medical/assessment report is also required as proof that confirms your permanent illness, or severe disability.
  • Meet the requirements of the means test (also spouse, if married)
  • Must not be cared for in Institution that belongs to the state
  • The applicant should not take any other social grant (his spouse too, if married)
  • If you are single, you should not earn more than R86 280, and your asset’s worth should not be more than R1 227 600. If you are married, your earnings should not be more than R172 560, and assets’ worth should not exceed R2 455 200

Note: After the medical checkup, the medical report will forward to SASSA. This is valid for three months from the date you are assessed.

Document needed for SASSA Disability Grant:

The completion of the application process depends upon the availability of the document that is required. So, if you want to qualify for the grant, you must bring yourself the following document.

Document Needed for Sassa Disability Grant
  • ID documents (must have a 13-digit bar-coded).
  • The previous applicant’s medical records and reports are also required when the assessment is done.
  • A medical assessment is also done by the doctor who is appointed by the state.
  • Marriage certificate or proof.
  • Residence proof.
  • Income proof and statement (if any).
  • Assets proof(if any that also includes the municipal value of your property).
  • Private pension proof (if any).
  • Bank statement (last 3 months).
  • Refugee status permit or 13-digit refugee ID (if your status is a refugee).
  • UIF document (UIF stands for Unemployment Insurance Fund).
  • Copy of the will and the first and final liquidation and distribution accounts (if you are married and your spouse died within the last five years).

Where do you apply for a disability grant?

You can apply for the disability grant at any nearest SASSA Office. But if you are ill or unable to visit the office, your family member or friend can also apply for a grant on your behalf. You will fill out your application form in the presence of the Sassa officer. After completion of the application process, a receipt will be given to you that is the only proof of your application. So, it is important to keep it secure and safe.

If your application process is unsuccessful, you will inform in writing and also the reason “why your application is refused?” You also have the right to apply for reconsideration, within 90 days of being notified about rejection. If your application is still rejected, you also have the right to appeal the decision to the Minister of Social Development.

Grant lapsing:

The lapse of a grant means that you are not eligible for crucial financial support from the government anymore. The SASSA disability grant could be lapse for several different reasons depending upon the beneficiaries’ circumstances. These reasons include:

If :

  • The Grant recipient died.
  • Admitted to a state care institution.
  • when a temporary disability period lapses.
  • no longer a refugee status.
  • Not living in South Africa for more than 90 days.
  • you forget to claim a grant for more than 90 days.
  • no longer qualifies means test.

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