Concerns that disability grant beneficiaries have still not been assessed or paid

There are concerns that temporary disability grant beneficiaries have still not been assessed or paid. Western Cape Social Development MEC Sharna Fernandez met with Sassa earlier this week about the nearly 53,000 grants that were suspended at the end of December.

At the end of last month, Sassa indicated almost 38,000 temporary disability grants assessments had been processed.

Fernandez’s department says it remains critical that Sassa provide further details regarding whether beneficiaries who have not presented themselves or applied for reassessment with lapsed disability grants will be provided an opportunity to do so.