SASSA Application Disability Grant 2024

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SASSA Application Disability Grant 2024

SASSA Application Form For Disability Grant 2024

Exploring the SASSA Disability Grant Application 2024: A Comprehensive Guide:

If you have a physical or mental disability which makes you unfit to work for a period of longer than six months, you are qualified to apply for a Sassa disability grant for the year 2024. You get a permanent disability grant if your disability continues for more than a year and a temporary disability grant if your disability will last for a continuous period of not less than six months and not more than 12 months.

When it comes to providing essential financial assistance to those living with disabilities in South Africa, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) plays an essential role. The SASSA Disability Grant is designed to support individuals with permanent disabilities that hinder their ability to work. The 2024 application process has seen some modifications, and it’s important to understand these changes to submit a successful application.

Read: SASSA Application Form 2024-2025

Who Is Eligible For SASSA Application Disability Grant 2024

The following conditions must be met by applicants:

  • be a South African citizen or permanent resident or refugee and living in South Africa at the time of application
  • be between 18 and 59 years old
  • not be cared for in a state institution
  • have a 13-digit, bar-coded identity document (ID)
  • not earn more than R86 280 if you are single or R172 560 if 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 examination where a doctor appointed by the state will assess the degree of your disability
  • bring along any previous medical records and reports when you make the application and when the assessment is done.

Download The Sassa Medical Assessment Referral Form For 2024

SASSA Application Requirements For Disability Grant 2024

SASSA requires several documents and conditions to be met when applying for a Disability Grant. Here are the primary requirements that you should be aware of:

  • Proof Of Citizenship and Residency:

You must be a South African citizen, a permanent resident, or a refugee.

  • Birth certificate To Proof Age:

You should be between the ages of 18 and 59 years. Individuals over the age of 60 should apply for the older person’s grant.

  • Medical Assessment:

You need a medical / assessment report confirming your disability. The report should be less than 12 months old at the time of application. This is a critical requirement, as it determines your eligibility for the grant.

  • Institutional Care:

You should not be maintained or cared for in a state institution. People who are cared for in a state institution will not qualify for the disability grant.

  • Proof Of Income:        Sassa application form

Your income should not be above a certain threshold. As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, this was R74,400 per year if you were single, or R148,800 per year combined if you were married. These figures could be higher in 2024 due to inflation adjustments.

  • Proof Of Assets:

Your assets should not be above a certain threshold. As of my last training data in September 2021, this was R1,056,000 if you were single, or R2,112,000 combined if you were married.

  • SA Identity Document:

You must have a valid South African Identity Document (ID) or proof of application for an ID from the Department of Home Affairs.

  • Banking Information:

A bank statement of not more than three months if you have a bank account.

  • Proof of Marital Status:

If applicable, proof of marital status may be required.

  • Proof of Residence:

A document confirming your residential address.

SASSA Application Procedure For Disability Grant 2024

The application process for the SASSA Disability Grant 2024 is both streamlined and accessible:

  • Preparation: The first step is gathering all necessary documents, which include your South African ID or refugee status document, medical report confirming your disability, and proof of income (if applicable).
  • Submission: You can apply at your nearest SASSA office by submitting the completed application form along with the necessary documents. Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, it may be advisable to call the local office in advance to understand the latest application process.
  • Review and Approval: After submission, your application will be reviewed. If approved, you’ll be notified about your grant payment details.

 How Long Will SASSA Application Disability Grant 2024 Take To Be Approved

  • It may take up to three months to process your application.
  • If your grant is approved, you will be paid from the day you applied.

What To Do If Your Application Was Not Approved

  • The social security office will inform you in writing whether or not your application was successful.
  • If your grant is not approved, the social security office will state the reasons why your application was unsuccessful. You can then appeal to the Minister of Social Development in writing, explaining why you disagree.
  • Appeal within 90 days of receiving notification about the outcome of your application.

Read Also: SASSA Payment For May 2024

When Will The SASSA Application Disability Grant 2024 Elapse

The grant will lapse when you:

  • pass away
  • are admitted to a state institution
  • do not claim for three consecutive months
  • are absent from the country.

Please note: If you are admitted to an institution that has a contract with the state to care for you, the grant is reduced to 25% of the maximum amount of the grant. That will be done with effect from the fourth month following your admission to that institution. The reduced grant is reinstated immediately from the date you are discharged from the institution.

SASSA Head Office Address;
  • SASSA House
    501 Prodinsa Building
    Cnr Steve Biko and Pretorius Streets
  • Private Bag X55662
  • Tel: 012 400 2322 (Switchboard)
    0800 60 10 11

Grants Enquiries

  • SASSA Toll-Free: 0800 60 10 11
  • E-Mail

Hope the information provided above has been useful to you, if you have any suggestions please kindly leave them in the comments section provided below this post. Better still you can visit the official website of Sassa for more details.

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