Answers to your questions

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My wife, who was receiving a SASSA old-age grant, died. Can I claim anything from SASSA?

If no pension at all had been withdrawn in the month she died, the family member who paid for the funeral can apply to SASSA for “unclaimed benefits”.

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How can I transfer my RDP application from one province to another?

Here's a suggestion about what you could do.

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My late father worked as a domestic worker for 11 years but was not registered. What can I do?

All employers must register employees with the Unemployment Insurance Fund. You can report the employers to the Labour Department.

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Home Affairs is refusing to issue our mother's death certificate because of a clerical error. Can you refer us to a firm that specialises in this?

We suggest either De Saude Attorneys or Intergate Immigration.

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My father in-law had a house but he died in 2016, while he was waiting for his title deed. What can we do to get the title deed?

The problem is that it is only the title deed that can prove that your father-in-law was the legal owner of the RDP house. The municipality should have his application though.

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Can a miner's widow claim compensation for her husband's death from TB?

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How can I check if the RDP house I applied for has been approved?

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How do I get a tax number without reporting to a SARS office?

You can only register and be given a tax number by reporting at a SARS office.

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How do miners with TB or silicosis get compensation?

There are four steps to follow to submit a claim.

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I have been appointed the executor of my late father's estate by a magistrate's court. Where do I start submitting documents?

If the estate is under R250k you can distribute your father's assets. If it is worth more the process is considerably more complicated.

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