SASSA: Renew Your Expired Temporary Disability Grant Now

SASSA beneficiaries of the Temporary Disability Grant are encouraged to renew their expired grant at the nearest SASSA office. 

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) recently suspended over 200 000 Temporary Disability Grants due to a lack of funds and the ten-month extension coming to an end. 

The Temporary Disability Grant provides financial assistance to more than 200 000 South African citizens who are unable to work, due to injury or illness, for between 6 and 12 months. All beneficiaries are required to provide proof of the impact of their disabilities by getting a medical review from a medical professional. 

Due to restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, many people were not able to visit doctors to receive their medical assessments to renew their grants. SASSA granted a ten-month extension before medical reviews would be needed again and that extension ended on 31 December 2020. 

All beneficiaries of the temporary disability grants which have expired are now required to get their medical reviews done and apply for a renewal of their expired grant at the nearest SASSA office. They must bring the detailed referral report from the doctor which they got the medical assessment from. 

Queues at SASSA offices are often very long so beneficiaries are asked to observe all Covid-19 safety protocols such as maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask over the mouth and nose and washing and sanitizing their hands regularly. 

If you have any queries you can contact SASSA at 0800 60 10 11. 

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