How To Re-Apply For SASSA's Lapsed Temporary Disability Grant

Sunday, 21 February, 2021 - 09:21
Lauren Chawula

After SASSA's Temporary Disability Grant lapsed on 31 December 2020, beneficiaries of this grant have been told to re-apply for 2021. Keep reading to find out how to do so. 


The South African Social Security Agency, commonly known as SASSA, provides financial relief to poor and vulnerable South Africans. 

At the end of the year 2020, SASSA had suspended its Temporary Disability Grant which 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.

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. 

SASSA has asked the beneficiaries of this grant to re-apply for the year 2021, this requires them to get a medical review from a doctor/clinician which states that they are temporarily unable to work due to a medical condition. 

How To Re-Apply

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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