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Can I be denied a disability grant because I have orthopaedic or prosthetic device?

If your disability has been improved or corrected with assistive technology, you may no longer qualify for the grant.

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How can people who cannot personally go to Home Affairs get their IDs?

You can make a sworn affidavit explaining his position and try to apply for it as his parent/guardian.

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How does payment work if you have been medically boarded?

If you are registered with an insurance policy or provident fund that provides disability benefits, you can submit a claim for a monthly stipend.

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Will the government compensate me for my chronic illness from when I was diagnosed?

No, if your application for a disability grant is approved, you will only be paid from the day you applied.

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What can I do about being declined for a disability grant even though I suffer from multiple ailments and am in constant pain?

You can ask SASSA to reconsider your application. You can also appeal to the Minister of Social Development.

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Can I reopen my worker's compensation case if I was retrenched after being injured on duty?

If your injury happened less than two years ago, your injury on duty case should still be open.

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Is there a way to take up the problem of being denied a disability grant?

You can apply for a disability grant at your nearest SASSA office.

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What can I do if I can't get a SASSA grant because of my spouse's income but they don't look after me?

You can call a family meeting or approach an organisation that helps families having marital problems.

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Why was my disability grant stopped when I turned 65?

The disability grant is only available to people aged 19 to 59.

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Can I claim UIF if my WCA has been approved but not paid out?

If your WCA claim was still being assessed, then yes. But it is unclear whether you can apply for UIF now.

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