SASSA has called on temporary disability grant recipients that did not receive their payments to reapply, after being kicked out of the system following their last payment in December 2020.
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) took to Twitter on Saturday, 9 January 2021, to call on temporary disability grant recipients to reapply. This comes as some disability grant recipients claimed to have not received their payouts. The beneficiaries were supposed to receive their funds from Tuesday, 5 January 2021.
In explaining the reason for the issue, the infographic noted, “All temporary disability grants which were extended for the period February to December 2020 have lapsed, with December being the last month of payment. To reapply for the temporary disability grant, visit your nearest SASSA office with a referral letter from your treating doctor.”
The post suggested that there are still funds available to fund the temporary disability grant. This is despite suggestions that the Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu claimed that there are not enough funds to support some grants any longer.
See the post below.
You can apply for the renewal of the expired Temporary Disability Grant at the nearest SASSA office. Affected citizens must also bring a detailed referral report from their treating doctor, which confirms the impact of the medical condition or disability. pic.twitter.com/rgwlGGAaZV
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) January 9, 2021