By [email protected] (Unathi Nkanjeni)
This scam comes after another which said child grant recipients could turn the R480 grant into R38,520.
It said Sassa has nine grants available for citizens, foreigners and refugees, and that with just one birth in the country, foreign mothers are able to make a fortune.
Speaking to TimesLIVE, social development spokesperson Lumka Oliphant said this is not true.
“Only one person can apply for a grant for up to a maximum of six children. In other words, one person can apply to foster six children. If more than six children are fostered, the person needs to register a cluster foster care scheme with the department of social development.
“It’s also important to note that foster child grants are only paid out on valid court orders, which is a very lengthy process of a social worker assessing the child’s care situation and then taking the matter to court to get a foster care order,” said Oliphant.
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