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Can I apply for a child grant if my partner isn't South African?

You can apply for the child support grant if your partner is a refugee or permanent resident.

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Does the disability grant cover mental health issues?

Sometimes, but ultimately it is up to SASSA's discretion

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Does SASSA go against the Constitution by considering all marriages as in community of property for grant applications?

Probably not.

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Can SASSA give me a one-off advance or loan on an existing grant?

You may want to apply for the SRD grant and try to get maintenance from your children's father.

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I got a job after receiving the R350 Covid-19 social relief grant. What must I do?

You are required to inform Sassa of this change.

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How can I lift the "red flag" on my persal number and get my pension pay-out?

Here are some suggestions about what you could do.

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What arrangements can I make for my child’s grant money to be received by the person who will be looking after him?

You need to inform SASSA that the child’s circumstances have changed.

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Do I qualify for the Covid-19 TERS if I was a permanent employee who paid UIF monthly?

Yes, but you can't apply for both social grants.

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Can a pensioner get the child support grant as well as the old age pension?

No, here's why you won't qualify for both grants

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Can I apply for a child grant again after I cancelled it a few years ago?

Yes, if your income is below a certain level

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