SASSA Disability Grant 2024 – Eligibility Criteria & Complete Process

The SASSA Disability Grant provides financial assistance to South Africans with disabilities, ensuring they can meet their daily living needs. Here’s a comprehensive guide to understanding the eligibility criteria and application process for the SASSA Disability Grant in 2024.

Overview of SASSA Disability Grant

South African citizen or permanent resident
Reside in South Africa
Between 18 and 59 years
Disability Certification
Certified by a medical practitioner
Means Test
Must pass means test (income and assets)
Monthly Grant Amount
R2,200 (as of April 2024)
Application Processing Time
Up to three months
Status Check Methods
Website, Moya App, SMS, WhatsApp, Toll-Free Number


Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the SASSA Disability Grant, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Citizenship: Must be a South African citizen or permanent resident.
  • Residency: Must be residing in South Africa.
  • Age: Applicants must be between 18 and 59 years old.
  • Disability Certification: Must be certified as disabled by a medical practitioner.
  • Means Test: Must pass a means test that assesses income and assets.

Application Process

The application process for the SASSA Disability Grant involves these steps:

  • Medical Assessment: Obtain a medical assessment from a registered doctor to certify the disability.
  • Gather Required Documents: Collect necessary documents, including ID, proof of residence, and medical reports.
  • Visit SASSA Office: Visit the nearest SASSA office to apply. If unable, a trusted person can apply on your behalf.
  • Complete Application Form: Fill out the application form and attach all required documents.
  • Submit Application: Submit the completed application form to the SASSA office.
  • Wait for Processing: The application processing can take up to three months.
  • Receive Notification: Receive notification regarding the application status. If approved, payments will start from the application date.

Benefits of the SASSA Disability Grant

  • Financial Assistance: Monthly financial support to cover living expenses.
  • Healthcare Support: Access to medical services and treatments.
  • Social Services: Additional support services, including counseling and rehabilitation.

Grant Amount

The grant amount is R2,200 per month as of April 2024. This amount is periodically reviewed and adjusted based on inflation.

Checking Grant Status

Applicants can check the status of their Disability Grant application using the following methods:

  • SASSA Website: Use the status check feature on the SASSA website.
  • Moya App: Access updates without data costs via the Moya app.
  • SMS Updates: Send an SMS to 082-046-8553 for updates.
  • WhatsApp: Contact SASSA on WhatsApp at 082-046-8553.
  • Toll-Free Number: Call 0800-601011 for detailed information.


The SASSA Disability Grant is crucial for supporting individuals with disabilities, ensuring they receive the financial and medical assistance needed to lead a dignified life.

For more information, visit the SASSA official website.