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Social Assistance: A Reference Guide For Paralegals

By: Penny Morrell, Ratula Beukman, Black Sash: Making Human Rights Real

This reference guide is part of a series of Black Sash guides for paralegals and other people and organizations who provide advice regarding people’s socio-economic rights. It draws on the Black Sash’s extensive experience of assisting people with difficulties in accessing social assistance – with a view to enriching your understanding of this area of law, the kinds of challenges that can be faced and what can be done about them.

This guide will assist you to:

  • assess which grant someone may be eligible for
  • give people detailed information about each grant
  • advise someone about how to apply for each grant
  • foresee some of the problems that may arise in the application process and try to avoid and solve these
  • understand more about the way grants lapse, are suspended or cancelled
  • know more about the appeals and reconsideration processes
  • know when you can help and when you cannot.
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Uploaded on: Nov 13, 2017
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2017
Year Published: 2010
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