Check SASSA Disability Grant Status Online

In South Africa, the SASSA Disability Grant (DG) stands as crucial financial support for adults grappling with physical or mental disabilities, hindering their ability to work for an extended period, typically exceeding six months. For those who have applied, tracking the progress of their Disability Grant has become more accessible through online avenues, aligning with contemporary demands.

How to Check SASSA Disability Grant Status Online

To check the status of your SASSA Disability Grant application, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the SASSA Status Portal: Navigate to in your web browser.
  2. Provide Identification Details: Enter your South African ID Number, 13-digit refugee ID, or Caretaker ID number.
  3. Input Contact Information: Furnish the cell phone number linked to your SASSA Disability Grant application.
  4. Submit Request: Click the ‘Submit’ button to forward your request to the database.
  5. Check Results: The web portal will process your application and display the outcome of your Disability Grant status.

Important Notes

If the need for permanent care arises due to a disability, and the applicant is under 18, the primary caregiver can apply for the SASSA Care Dependency Grant. In the absence of an ID, an affidavit must be completed, accompanied by proof of the ID application from the Department of Home Affairs. Remember, it is crucial to apply for an ID within three months of grant application.

Current Value of the SASSA Disability Grant (2024)

As of April 1, 2023, the SASSA Disability Grant has been increased to R2,080 per person, per month. This amount is subject to a sliding scale, resulting in a smaller grant for individuals with higher private income. Expect a further increase to R2,090 from October 1, 2023, reflecting an additional R10 increment.

Payment Methods for the SASSA Disability Grant

The SASSA Disability Grant offers various payment methods:

  1. Cash at Designated Pay Points: Receive cash on a specified day at a designated pay point.
  2. Electronic Deposit into Bank Account: This includes Postbank, but be aware of potential bank charges.
  3. Payments through Non-State Institutions: Institutions not funded by the State, such as homes for people with disabilities.

Circumstances Leading to Suspension or Lapse of the Disability Grant

Several circumstances may lead to the suspension or lapse of the Disability Grant, including changes in circumstances, review outcomes, failure to cooperate during reviews, fraudulent behavior, mistakes in grant approval, passing away, admission to a state institution, failure to claim for three consecutive months, and prolonged absence from the country.

What to Do if Your Disability Grant Application is Not Approved

Should your application face rejection, the social security office will provide written notification specifying the reasons. In response, you have the option to appeal the decision. Submit a written appeal to the Minister of Social Development, articulating your disagreement within 90 days of receiving the rejection notice.

Contact Information for Assistance

For additional information and assistance, contact the Department of Social Development and the South African Social Security Agency through the toll-free helpline: 0800 601 011. Alternatively, use the official email address: