Answers to your questions

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Why did SASSA reject my R350 SRD grant application?

It may have found that your income exceeds R350 a month. If you disagree, you can appeal the rejection.

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Can my non-South African wife stay in SA beyond her tourist visa while her spousal visa is being processed?

Without a valid visa she can be classified as "undesirable" and may be banned from SA for five years.

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What should I do if my partner hid their HIV status from me?

Get an HIV test as soon as you can. You may want to get counselling as well, regardless of the result.

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Can my father move into the house my mother got in the divorce now that she has moved out?

Your father must first have the divorce order changed.

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What should I do if my employer won't submit my Workmen's Compensation documents?

You or your union representative can send a form directly to the Workmen's Compensation Commissioner.

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Are domestic workers eligible for state pension or is it the employer's responsibility?

Domestic workers are eligible for UIF and state pension.

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How can my kids and I claim death benefits for their father who was not living with us or listed on their birth certificates?

If you can somehow prove that he is the father of your children, your kids could apply for his death benefits.

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Can I get an ID if I was born in SA to foreign parents but my uncle has a valid South African ID?

Possibly. In terms of the 2018 judgement in the Naki case, Home Affairs should accept and consider your application.

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How can asylum seekers and refugees apply for temporary residence from inside South Africa?

You can get exemption by applying to Home Affairs for a Waiver of Regulation 9(5).

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How is SASSA's old age grant payment calculated?

The closer you get to the maximum allowance, the less pension you will receive.

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