Available at GCIS provincial offices, GCIS district offices & Thusong centres in your area!

The disability grant

There are currently over one million people receiving disability grants. People with disabilities not receiving a grant can apply at their local South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) office.

To qualify you must: 

  • be a South African citizen or permanent resident or refugee and living in South Africa at the time of application.
  • be between 18 and 59-years-old.
  • not be cared for in a state institution.
  • have a 13-digit, bar-coded identity document (ID).
  • not earn more than R69 000 if you are single or R138 000 if married.
  •  not have assets worth more than R990 000 if you are single or R1 980 000 if you are married.
  • undergo a medical examination where a doctor appointed by the state will assess the degree of your disability.

For more information, visit your nearest SASSA office or call 0800 601 011

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