SASSA Disability Grant: Requirements, Application Process and Payment


The SASSA Disability Grant provides financial aid to eligible South African citizens with long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments. This article covers the eligibility criteria, documentation needed, how to apply and details for receiving monthly payments.

Eligibility for the Disability Grant

To qualify for the SASSA Disability Grant, you must:

  • Be a South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee
  • Be between 18-59 years old
  • Submit a valid medical assessment report confirming disability
  • Not be cared for in a state institution
  • Not be receiving another social grant
  • Meet the income threshold requirement

How to Apply for the Disability Grant

To apply:

  1. Gather essential documents like medical reports, IDs etc.
  2. Visit your nearest SASSA office to complete the application form.
  3. An officer will help submit it online with supporting docs.
  4. If approved, you will receive an SMS notification within 90 days.

Payment for SASSA Disability Grant

If approved, the monthly grant of R1,980 is paid via:

  • Direct deposit into your personal bank account
  • Withdrawing cash from SASSA pay points
  • SASSA card payment at designated pay points

The Disability Grant amount is paid on the 5th day of each month. Check your status regularly online for updates. Call the SASSA helpline at 0800 60 10 11 for any assistance.