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How do I apply for my ex-spouse's provident fund?

If your divorce order specifically says that you are entitled to a share of the money, you can apply through the provident fund itself.

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Can I object to the insurance company's rejection of my pension fund claim after being medically boarded?

Yes, if you disagree with their assessment you can lodge an objection within 180 days.

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Are foreign nursing diplomas valid in South Africa?

It depends. The South African Nursing Council will recognise your qualification if it meets certain criteria.

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Why was my disability grant stopped when I turned 65?

The disability grant is only available to people aged 19 to 59.

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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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Does a wife have to share her pension money with her husband if he did not share his with her?

Possibly, but she should definitely get legal advice.

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Can I claim UIF if my WCA has been approved but not paid out?

If your WCA claim was still being assessed, then yes. But it is unclear whether you can apply for UIF now.

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Why can't spouses married under Muslim rites claim deceased funds?

Marriages under Muslim rites are not yet legally recognised in South Africa.

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