SASSA extends two temporary grants until year end

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) announced that the Temporary Disability and Care Dependency Grants will lapse on 31 December 2020.

Temporary Disability grants that lapsed from 1 February were extended to 31 December 2020. Care Dependency Grants for children who turned 18 years during the period of February to December 2020 were also extended to 31 December 2020.

“The minister of social development took the decision to extend them to December 31, 2020, in response to the declared state of disaster which made it difficult for beneficiaries to apply for social grants, especially those requiring medical assessments because of the limited access to health facilities.

“These two grants will now finally lapse on December 31, 2020,” SASSA said.

Beneficiaries of the Temporary Disability Grants who feel that their medical condition still prevents them from working are advised to approach their nearest SASSA Local Office from 5 January 2021 to re-apply.

‘’It must be understood that this is not a review process, but a new application, as temporary disability grants are awarded for a specific period only.’’

SASSA said care givers of children whose Care Dependency Grants will lapse are not required to bring the children to SASSA Local Offices, but should come to undertake the application process as the proxy for their children.


Done By: Mitchum George


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