One of the main reasons some applicant of the SASSA Special Social Relief of Distress (SRD) were declined was because they qualified for UIF. Find below how to redeem your UIF if you qualify
When your employer terminates your service, you can apply to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) for benefits.
The benefits are only available to you if you have been contributing to the UIF while you worked. You cannot claim if you have resigned, been suspended or absconded from work. You may claim if the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) considers the resignation as a constructive dismissal.
To qualify for benefits, you must register as a work seeker. You must apply for the UIF benefits as soon as you become unemployed or within six months of the termination of your employment.
uFiling is a FREE service offered by the UIF.
UIF returns can be done simply and conveniently online.
Other benefits include ease of secure payments (Debit Order and Credit Push via Internet Banking) and faster processing times.
uFiling is paperless and submission of declarations are instant and reliable.
HOW TO APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND
Claiming Unemployment Benefits
Step 1: Get the documents ready
- 13-digit bar-coded ID or passport;
- form UI-2.8 for banking details;
- form UI-19 to show that you are no longer working for your employer; and
- proof of registration as a work-seeker.
Step 2: Go to the nearest labour centre
Step 3: Follow all the instructions of the staff at the labour centre
To activate your Employee account you need to have the following documents and information available:
- Your valid 13 Digit South African ID number
- Your e-mail address where all correspondence will be emailed
- Cell phone number mandatory
As an online registered Employee you will be able to securely submit your Application for Benefits (for Unemployment, Reduced Time Benefits, Maternity, Illness and Adoption), to submit Continuation of Benefits and Notice of Appeal.
YOU CAN CONTACT UIF USING ANYOF THE FOLLOWING CHANNELS
Call Centre Operational Hours
07:30 – 16:00
Weekdays (Monday – Friday)
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