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What can I do about being declined for a disability grant even though I suffer from multiple ailments and am in constant pain?

You can ask SASSA to reconsider your application. You can also appeal to the Minister of Social Development.

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Can I reopen my worker's compensation case if I was retrenched after being injured on duty?

If your injury happened less than two years ago, your injury on duty case should still be open.

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Is there a way to take up the problem of being denied a disability grant?

You can apply for a disability grant at your nearest SASSA office.

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What can I do if I can't get a SASSA grant because of my spouse's income but they don't look after me?

You can call a family meeting or approach an organisation that helps families having marital problems.

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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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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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Can I still get my social grant if I inherit money?

Yes, but only if you still pass the means test.

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I am disabled and my house is crumbling. What can I do?

The municipality should help you, but you may have better luck contacting a humanitarian organisation.

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Can disabled people get RDP houses?

Yes, the municipality is supposed to give preference to a disabled person applying for an RDP house.

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Should an employer pay their worker during the period before the disability benefit is paid out?

The employer is not obliged to retain an employee who is permanently incapacitated if her working circumstances cannot be adapted.

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