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Can we reclaim our late mother's RDP house if it was transferred to someone else in 2006?

It may be very difficult, if not impossible, to reclaim the house after such a long time, especially if the municipality awarded it to someone else.

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What will happen to my husband's RDP house that he got with his ex-wife if one of us dies?

If the title deed of the house is in your husband's name, you each own 50% of the house. If one dies, the other inherits their share.

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My late father's first wife wants to claim his estate. His second wife and I need help.

If he died without a will, the Intestate Succession Act applies. You may need legal help.

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My cousin won't let us see our grandmother and is making her write a will. What can we do?

Ask a social worker if the family can be assisted to have access to your grandmother and check that she is alright.

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My late father, a police captain, never recognised me as his daughter. Can I claim anything from his estate?

You could ask the GEPF and see if there is any way in which you could be included as a beneficiary.

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My late ex-husband remarried and had children. Who will inherit our RDP house?

Since you were married in community of property, you inherited the house when your ex-husband passed away. You can do what you want with it.

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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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What is the difference between GEPF estate maintenance and child pension?

Child pension is for the deceased member's children, while death benefits include other beneficiaries

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Can I get my late uncle's house, which his girlfriend had been living in with him, transferred to me, his niece?

If your uncle died without a will and his girlfriend is not on the RDP application, the law of intestate succession applies.

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Where can KZN police claim their pension fund?

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