The short answer
The proof of residence is only required for the house that you actually live in.
The whole question
Do I have to give proof of residence of both the houses I own to SASSA, when making an application for a pension, or just the one I reside in? If so, can I give SASSA a copy of my title deed for the property I do not reside in, as the municipality has not yet registered my name on the property?
The long answer
No, I would say that the proof of residence is only required for the house that you do actually live in. The other house would be taken as your asset, in terms of SASSA's means test, and in that case the copy of the title deed should be adequate. But to be sure, perhaps you should get the copy of the title deed certified. The house you live in is not counted as an asset.
In terms of the means test, you are allowed to earn up to R86,280 if you are single, or R172,560 if you are married. Your assets may not be worth more than R1,227,600 if you are single or R2,455,200 if you are married.
In the 2023 budget speech, it was announced that the old age pension would increase by R90 from R1,990 to R2,080 in April 2023, and to R2,090 in October 2023.
Wishing you the best,
Answered on March 2, 2023, 11:37 a.m.
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