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Can a pensioner get the child support grant as well as the old age pension?

If you are currently receiving an old-age pension, is it possible to also get the child support grant?

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#MaintenanceMatters: Everything you need to know about child maintenance

When must a parent start paying maintenance? How much maintenance money must a parent pay? What happens if a parent stops paying their maintenance order? We answer these, and more, maintenance questions.

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Unmarried parent? Know your rights

It’s important to know where you stand with South Africa’s Children’s Act, especially if you’re not married. Both parents have certain rights and obligations, and familiarising yourself with the basics could save you a great deal of trouble.

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How can matric learners without IDs apply to write their final exams?

Here's how matric learners without IDs can go about acquiring one to write their final exams.

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How much do children really need to know about the family's financial situation?

"As a mother and a debt counsellor, I know the importance of maintaining open lines of communication on everything – including money."

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Mothers say they are not receiving child maintenance payments during lockdown

Protesters say they have not received their child maintenance payments since March and blame the new payment system at Department of Justice.

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My child’s other parent is toxic: how do I legally get sole custody?

You’re co-parenting, but you suspect abuse or neglect at your child’s other home. What do you do?

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How can I bring my child back to South Africa from Nigeria?

My daughter was born in South Africa, and her father took her to Nigeria to visit his family while she was still an infant.

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Are you struggling with parental alienation in lockdown?

Parental alienation is a recurring problem that affects many families who are experiencing high conflict, separation and divorce.

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Covid-19: Many domestic workers not covered by relief measures

There are about one million domestic workers in South Africa according to Stats SA. Many are without an income since the lockdown.

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I can't pay my maintenance money anymore, what can I do?

Theron stresses that what is important is that they do not stop payments, but continue paying - even if it is a reduced amount.

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OPINION: The foster care crisis in SA – we talk, but does government listen?

It seems as though constructive engagement with government is failing, and the state must urgently address this.

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Some complexes say no to childminders returning to work. What does the law say?

"Body Corporate Rules are subject to the laws of the Republic of South Africa."

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Everything you need to know about domestic worker and childminder contracts

Play it legal by providing your domestic worker and nanny with a work contract. Here's what you need to know.

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If my daughter's father dies, will she still receive benefits from his estate?

It is best to meet with the Government Employees Pension Fund to confirm what must be done.

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What does the law say about domestic worker payments during lockdown?

Staying on the right side of the law is essential, as failing to could lead to legal disputes at the CCMA after the lockdown.

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Our daughter just told us she is pregnant! What do we do now?

From the initial shock to schooling options and what to do if your child is not ready for motherhood, Law for All breaks down everything a parent needs to know for protecting and empowering their teen.

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What happens if a parent stops paying their maintenance order?

Many parents rely on maintenance money to cover the day to day living expenses of their children, but what happens when a parent defaults on the payments?

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Are your kids in a different province? Now's your chance to go get them!

This is on a once-off basis, and allows the child/ren to return to the residence of their primary caregiver - if you are in possession of a permit issued by a Magistrate.

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"I fell pregnant as the result of adultery. Now the biological father ran away. Do I have a right to take him to court for maintenance?"

What does the law say in dealing with maintenance disputes when one father doesn't know the child is not biologically his? Luzanne Kinnear, a legal professional at Law for All, answers our reader's sensitive question.

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When is it too late to register my domestic worker for UIF?

If an employer hasn't registered their domestic worker, they can do so now.

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How to get child support grants in South Africa

Here's everything you need to know, from the South Africa Government Services.
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