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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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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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Can I re-apply for a child's grant now that my husband has walked out on us?

Yes, if you still qualify. You can also open a maintenance claim against your husband.

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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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Can SASSA terminate my wife's pension because I am a GEPF member?

All SASSA grants are means-tested. If your combined income is too high, SASSA will not pay her

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Can NSFAS approve my application if I'm getting the SRD?

You need to contact NSFAS

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How can I get SASSA to give me my late mother's last payout without her burial papers?

Go to the funeral parlour and ask for a copy of your invoice or receipt.

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Can SASSA reclaim grant money now that I earn more than the qualifying amount?

SASSA can demand repayment for the period that your income exceeded the qualifying amount.

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