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What can I do if I don't qualify for government housing and have no source of income?

First claim your UIF, if you qualify. Then apply for the new Covid-19 SRD grant.

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How does one get rid of their SAPS Persal number?

Approach the SAPS unit or contact the Department of Public Service and Administration

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What can I do about suspected TERS fraud?

It is possible that there was a miscalculation. You should contact the UIF immediately.

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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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