SASSA Disability Grant Status Check

Living with a disability can present various obstacles, from mobility limitations to barriers to accessing education and employment opportunities. SASSA recognizes the importance of addressing these challenges by offering financial assistance to help individuals overcome barriers and achieve their goals. If you have applied for the SASSA Disability grant, the next step is to check the status of your grant to remain updated about your grant. 

SASSA Disability Grant Status Check
SASSA Disability Grant Status Check

You can check your status for the SASSA Disability grant by the following method:

  • First, visit the SASSA official website
  • Enter your 13-digit South African ID number, 13-digit Refugee ID number, or Caretaker ID number. 
  • Enter the cell phone number you registered in your disability grant application.  
  • Press “Submit.”
  • You will be shown your SASSA Disability grant status. 

Other ways to check the SASSA Disability Grant status

In addition to the above-given methods, you can also check your disability grant status by the other methods used for checking your SASSA status. These are :

  • Through WhatsApp
  • Through Moya App
  • Through SASSA Helpline
  • Through SMS
  • Though SASSA office

What is the SASSA Disability Grant?

SASSA disability grant was initiated by the South African government for people with any mental or physical disability who can not take care of themselves and who are not able to do any work for 6 months or more due to the disability. There are two types of SASSA disability grants.

Permanent Disability Grant

This grant is for individuals with a permanent disability that prevents them from working. To qualify, the disability must be expected to last for more than 12 months and must be certified by a medical professional. Recipients of this grant receive a monthly stipend.

Temporary Disability Grant

Individuals who have a temporary disability that prevents them from working for not less than 6 months but not exceeding 12 months may qualify for this grant. It requires medical certification and provides monthly financial assistance until the individual recovers or the 12-month period elapses.

How to apply for the SASSA Disability Grant?

If you’re someone with a disability looking to apply for this grant, you need to just visit your nearest SASSA office with the required documents. Fill out the form for disability grant in the presence of a SASSA officer. Attach the required documents with your application and submit it to SASSA. You will receive a receipt of your application which you should keep safe for future use. SASSA will then process your application and decide whether or not you qualify for the grant.

How to apply for the SASSA Disability Grant
How to apply for the SASSA Disability Grant

If you can’t apply yourself due to your disability, you can ask a trusted family member or a friend to apply on your behalf. The person applying on your behalf should carry a letter from you and a report from a doctor clarifying why you are unable to visit the SASSA office on your own.

Required documents for SASSA Disability grant

You need to provide these documents at the time of your application submission:

  • Your 13-digit bar-coded ID. 
  • If you don’t have an ID then an affidavit from Oath Commissioner and a signed sworn statement by a reputable person.
  • A medical report confirming your disability.
  • A functional assessment report confirming your disability. 
  • Proof of marital status 
  • Proof of residence.
  • Proof of income (if any).
  • Proof of assets which includes the municipal value of your property.
  • Proof of private pension (if any).
  • Your bank statements for the past three months.
  • Refugee status permit and 13-digit refugee ID.
  • Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) document or discharge certificate from your previous employer if you were employed.
  • A copy of the will and the first and final liquidation and distribution accounts, if your spouse died within the last five years

Eligibility Criteria for the SASSA Disability Grant 

The eligibility criteria for the SASSA Disability grant are as follows:

  • Applicant must be a South African citizen or refugee living in South Africa at the time of application.
  • Applicant’s age must be between 18 to 59 years.
  • Applicant must not be cared for in any state institution. 
  • Applicant must have a 13-digit ID.
  • Applicant must not earn more than R86,280 if single and R172,560 if married. 
  • Applicant must not have assets worth more than R1 227 600 if single or R2,455,200 if married.
  • Applicant must undergo a medical examination by a doctor appointed by the state who will assess the degree of disability.

Current value of Disability Grant

The disability grant was introduced by the South African government to provide people with disabilities with financial aid. The applicants whose grant application is approved will receive R2,090 each month depending upon the duration of their grant.

Outcome of SASSA Disability grant application

SASSA verifies and processes the applications for disability grants within 3 months. Depending upon the evidence and verification, applications are either rejected or approved. If your SASSA status says your application is approved, you can then update or change your banking details if you haven’t already. Then you can get your grant payment through your preferred means of payment.

Outcome of SASSA Disability grant application
Outcome of SASSA Disability grant application

However, if your application was rejected/declined, SASSA will provide you with the reason for the rejection. If your initial application was declined you can then apply for reconsideration to SASSA. If your reconsideration application was also declined, you can appeal to SASSA again. Approved applicants start receiving from the month they applied.

Available payment methods for the SASSA Disability Grant

After your application for the grant is approved you will start receiving your payments at the start of each month through the following methods:

  • Cash payment on a specific day from specific pay points. 
  • Your grant can also be sent directly to your bank account. This may include the bank charges. 
  • Specific institutions not funded by the state such as disability homes.

Why is Disability grant suspended?

SASSA disability grants can be suspended for many reasons. These reasons are given below:

  • If there is a change in the applicant’s circumstances either medically or financially. 
  • The applicant’s review application is rejected.
  • The applicant failed to cooperate during the review process.
  • The applicant was proven to be involved in any fraudulent behavior.
  • There was a mistake in the applicant’s grant approval.
  • If the applicant passes away.
  • If the applicant is admitted to any state institution such as a prison, old age home and state treatment center, psychiatric hospital, or drug rehabilitation center.
  • If the applicant fails to claim his grant for three consecutive months.
  • If the applicant is absent from the country.
  • The applicant provided false or incorrect information in his application.
  • The applicant’s provided information doesn’t match the DHA records.

If your grant was suspended due to an error from SASSA, you can again apply for restoration of your grant through the SASSA Appeal process. You have to appeal within 90 of your grant suspension to restore your grant. 

Means Test For Disability grant

The means test is used to evaluate the financial status of the applicant. It includes income, assets, and other financial factors. It is done to ensure only the deserving people get the grant. The means test implies that:

Assets Threshold

This implies that a single person cannot have assets of more than R1,372,800 and the combined assets of a person and his/her spouse cannot be more than R2,745,600. 

Income Threshold

Single individuals should ensure that their yearly income is not more than R96,840. On the other hand, a married person with a spouse should not have a combined income of more than R193,680. 

Each grant type has different criteria for its means test.

How to check your disability grant balance?

How to check your disability grant balance
How to check your disability grant balance

By keeping yourself updated with the remaining balance for your SASSA disability grant, you can always be one step ahead in planning your finances. You can check your SASSA grant balance by following methods:

  • By calling the SASSA helpline at 0800 60 10 11.
  • By using USSD code *120*3210# or *120*69277# on your cell phone.
  • Through the SASSA official website. 
  • By ATM (standard bank charges may apply). 
  • Through WhatsApp.

Keep In Mind

  • Always keep SASSA updated about any change in your personal or financial circumstances.
  • Keep SASSA updated about changes in your physical address or contact details.
  • Always provide the correct information in your application.
  • If you are under 18 and in need of permanent care due to any disability that is making you unable to work for money, your primary caregiver can apply for the SASSA Care Dependency Grant on your behalf.

By applying for a Disability Grant with SASSA, individuals with disabilities can gain financial stability, access essential services, and work towards achieving their full potential. SASSA is trying to build a more inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their abilities.

Moreover, SASSA strives to make the application process as straightforward and accessible as possible. Its dedicated team is committed to assisting applicants through every step of the process, ensuring that those in need can access the support they deserve without undue hardship.

SASSA Disability Grant FAQs

You can check your SASSA disability grant status from the SASSA official website by following the method given above.  

Your SASSA disability grant is approved when you check your status and it says “Approved.”

SASSA disability grant applicants get about R2,090 every month.

You can check your disability grant balance by USSD codes, WhatsApp, or the SASSA official website as given above.

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