The short answer
Yes, if she relies on you for financial support.
The whole question
I do not have any children but would like to apply for an RDP house. Can I list my late aunt's daughter as a dependant?
The long answer
You need to be the following to apply for an RDP house:
A South African citizen;
Over 21 and mentally competent to sign a contract;
Married or living with a partner, or single and have dependants (single military veterans or aged people without dependants also qualify);
Earn less than R3,500 per month per household (so if two people in your family earn and these earnings amount to more than R3,500 per month you will not qualify);
A first-time government subsidy recipient;
A first-time homeowner.
If your late aunt’s child is your dependant, it should not be a problem to present the child’s birth certificate in support of your application.
Wishing you the best,
Answered on Nov. 26, 2021, 3:25 p.m.
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