Answers to your questions

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How can we change the beneficiary of a deceased relative's house?

The RDP house beneficiary is the person named on the title deed. That house will be inherited according to the will or according to the Intestate Succession Act of 1987.

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How are assets redistributed if I change my marriage contract, which is in community of property?

It depends whether you shift to marriage out of community of property with or without accrual, or get divorced.

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Will my ex inherit my belongings if we did not submit the divorce decree to Home Affairs? And can we remarry?

You need to submit the decree to Home Affairs. Inheritance depends on your last will and testament. There does not seem to be a legal objection to remarrying an ex spouse.

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Why is it important to write a will?

It is the only way for you to control who should look after your children or inherit your estate.

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Why hasn't SASSA paid my R350 Covid grant since May 2022?

Under the new regulations, you need to re-apply for the R350 grant.

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How can I apply for the late registration of a birth certificate?

It depends during which stage of lockdown the baby was born.

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Can I get permanent residency if my parent does, and I have lived in SA for more than five years?

Yes, if you are a dependent of a permanent residence holder and are aged under 21 years. But there is a massive backlog at Home Affairs.

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How can I claim my deceased parent's SASSA funeral cover?

SASSA should know who the insurance company is and help you to make the claim.

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How can I update my SASSA details?

SASSA offers three ways to change your details.

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How can I submit a UIF claim?

Register on the uFiling website.

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