After lapsing the temporary disability grant, SASSA told all beneficiaries to reapply. This is how the reapplication process works.
The reapplication process started on 5 January 2021, following the suspension of thousands of temporary disability grants that lapsed in December 2020.
SASSA made this decision as it had run out of funds to continue with the extension.
“The inconvenience caused by the suspension of the temporary grants, particularly at this time, is acknowledged. However, compliance to the legislation and the cost implications have informed this challenging decision" said SASSA.
It then decided to review this decision on a case by case basis for some applicants, by allowing beneficiaries to appeal the decision.
“The new award may be for a temporary or permanent period, depending on the circumstances of each applicant," said SASSA
How To Re-Apply
- Click this link: https://www.sassa.gov.za/Supplier-Registration-Forms/Documents/Medical%20Assessment%20Referral%20Form.pdf to download and print the medical referral form.
- Visit your treating doctor to receive a medical assessment and so that they may fill out the referral form.
- Then visit the nearest SASSA Office with the following to re-apply:
- ID document/ ID document of the person you have sent to re-apply for you if you are unable to.
- Referral letter from treating doctor
- Medical records
Successful applicants usually receive the grant for a period between 6 and 12 months.
Medical assessments are a compulsory part of the application process for the Temporary Disability Grant.
The temporary grant is awarded if the disability or medical condition is likely to improve over time.
Regional Executive Manager of SASSA KwaZulu Natal, Themba Matlou said cases could be finalised as soon as the end of March 2021.
“We encourage affected citizens to continue reporting to the nearest SASSA office, with a detailed referral report from their treating doctor, which confirms the impact of the medical condition or disability,” said Matlou.