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The South African Social Security Agency is warning beneficiaries and applicants against providing their personal information to fraudsters posing as SASSA and offering fake grants to vulnerable citizens. 


SASSA has stated that it would be adding more provinces to its online system soon. This comes after they recently launched an online booking system for the assessment of Disability Grants which is currently only piloted and working in the Western Cape. 


SASSA's new online booking system means no more long queues. Disability grant holders are now able to use the online system to book their medical assessments, dodging the endless queues and long waits. Here we have all the information on the how's and what's of online booking system.


SASSA temporary disability grants had been extended during 2020 to reduce the hardship felt by those clients who were unable to re-apply for the grant. However, these grants lapsed at the end of December 2020.


SASSA has discovered a high number of temporary disability grant holders in the Western Cape. They are conducting research with The University of Cape Town, to understand the reason behind the abnormally high numbers.


SASSA is now on a mission to clear up misunderstandings when it came to the agency suspending over 200 000 grants. They are now advising beneficiaries to apply for the SRD R350 grant.


Due to the lapsing of temporary disability grants and the suspension of thousands of grants which have to be re-applied for, SASSA has said that they are suffering from a backlog of applications. 


The Democratic Alliance is of the opinion that the ANC Government’s lack of planning is failing disability grant beneficiaries. They now want government to extend the grants so that South Africans are given further relief.


If you're a SASSA beneficiary and your Care Dependency or Temporary Disability Grants has lapsed, should your situation not have changed and you remain unemployed, you are then encouraged to reapply. This comes after the Minister announced that grants were being extended.

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