Answers to your questions

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Can I get my SRD grant money for months that I was unable to collect before?

You can collect payments from August 2021 to March 2022.

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Can I list my niece as a dependant on my RDP application?

Yes, if she relies on you for financial support.

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Why is my wife getting a portion of my pension if we are married out of community of property?

If you were married before 1 November 1984, she can apply for redistribution of assets.

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I am disabled and my house is crumbling. What can I do?

The municipality should help you, but you may have better luck contacting a humanitarian organisation.

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Why does the online Housing Subsidy Portal say that my ID is not found even though I applied in 2015?

It could mean that the application was withdrawn by the municipality.

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Can someone with dementia write a valid will?

It depends on whether the person has testamentary capacity, which is explained below.

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What happens if an underage child is left assets from a deceased estate?

The assets are kept in an account under the supervision of the Master of the High Court until the child turns 18.

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Do I qualify for a SASSA loan?

Yes, but it is probably not a good idea.

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What should I do if my children's SASSA cards have been left with a moneylender?

You have to contact SASSA.

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How can I apply for UIF death benefits if I was in a traditional marriage with no marriage certificate?

You will have to provide some proof of the marriage, like lobola letters of a letter from the chief.

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