Did you know that if you’ve had a physical or mental disability for longer than 6 months, you may qualify for the disability grant that is distributed by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).
To qualify for the SASSA disability grant, applicants must…
be a South African citizen or permanent resident or refugee and living in South Africa at the time of application
be between the age of 18 and 59 years old
Not be cared for in a state institution
not earn more than R86 280 if you are single or have a combined income of more than R172 560 if you are married.
not have assets worth more than R1 227 600 if you are single or R2 455 200 if you are married
Undergo a medical exam where the state while determine the severity of your disability
You may need to provide the following documentation when applying for the disability grant
Your Identification document
Medical report confirming your disability
Proof of income
Proof of residence
Proof of assets (if applicable)
If you are under the age of 18, you do not qualify for the disability grant. You may however qualify for the care dependency grant.
The disability grant can lapse if you do not collect the grant for more than three months. It will also lapse if you are admitted to a state institution or if you are absent from the country. It will also be stopped once you die.
For more information, you can call SASSA’s toll free line on 0800 60 10 11 or email: SASSA at [email protected]