How to apply for the Disability Grant?

If you have a disability and need money to help you pay for your needs, you can read on to learn how to apply for the Disability Grant!

Disability Grant application: Maximum of R1980 per month!

Living with a disability can be hard, but you can get government assistance. Source: The Mister Finance.
Living with a disability can be hard, but you can get government assistance. Source: The Mister Finance.

Are you a South African living with a disability? If so, don’t miss out on the opportunity to get the financial assistance that you need. Learn how to apply for a Disability Grant. Keep reading this post!


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Disability Grant

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If you can’t work permanently or for over six months, you can get a disability grant!

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Also, the Disability Grant is designed specifically to provide relief for adults and children with disabilities who may otherwise struggle financially.

Therefore, read on to learn more about eligibility requirements, how to apply, and what processes are involved in being granted the Disability Grant from SASSA.

So, keep reading to learn how to apply for the Disability Grant in South Africa!

Application Process for the Disability Grant

Keep reading and learn how to apply for a disability grant. Source: Freepik.
Keep reading and learn how to apply for a disability grant. Source: Freepik.

To apply, you’ll need to complete a grant application form at the nearest SASSA office. Moreover, you’ll need the guidance of a SASSA officer to complete the application.

In addition, you’ll need to complete and fill out many forms and bring many documents. Also, some of the documents need to be a sworn statement signed by someone that can verify your name and age.

However, you’ll also need to provide simple documents, such as proof of residence, proof of income or dividends, proof of marital status, and more.


Before you start applying for this program, you’ll need to meet some requirements. For example, you need to be a South African citizen or permanent resident, or refugee in SA.

Also, you can’t earn more than R86280 if you’re single and not more than R172560 if you’re married.

Moreover, here is a list of the main requirements to qualify for this grant:

  • be a citizen, permanent resident, or refugee of South Africa;
    be between the ages of 18 and 59;
  • not be receiving treatment from a state facility;
  • live in South Africa at the time of application;
  • not make more than R172 560 a year (married) or R86 280 a year (single).

Therefore, be sure that you understand that these are only a few of the requirements to qualify for this grant.

Moreover, you can take other documents during the application that can help you prove your point that you need this grant.

Another recommendation: Child Support Grant

Are you looking for information regarding other types of social grants from the government? If so, we can help you get some information about the Child Support Grant!

Also, this grant can help you get up to R480 per month per child! Moreover, you’ll be able to apply at the nearest SASSA, and a government worker will help you out.

In addition, you can get this grant if you’re the official parent of the child or the biological parent. Moreover, you’ll need to wait at least three months to get a response from this program too.

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How to apply for Child Support Grant?

Looking for ways to raise your child, but you need more money? If so, you can read on to see if you can apply for the Child Support Grant!

About the author

Victória Lourenço

Victória Lourenço is part of the finance writer team for The Mister Finance website. She is a translator and copywriter, having worked on finance topics for over four years. She has a goal to keep studying finances to help people learn more about how to use their credit cards, make loans, and use other money-related products in a way that they can find a more meaningful and healthy financial life!

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