The following Basic Guide to UIF Unemployment Benefits has been summarized from website for the Department of Labour for the Republic of South Africa, which administers all unemployment benefits. Workers who become unemployed have the right to claim from the UIF. Workers must apply and will be paid at the labour centre of their choice. Based on legislation in Section 18, of the Unemployment Insurance Act
The Unemployment Insurance Act and Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act apply to all employers and workers, except for:
Domestic employers and their workers are included under the Act since 1 April 2003.See
Provides security to workers when they become unemployed.
You cannot claim UIF benefits if you receive
or if the applicant
Workers can claim UIF benefits if -
Domestic workers can also claim if -
When must I claim?
Workers must claim within six months after they stopped working.
Based on Legislation in Section 17 of the Unemployment Insurance Act
How long can I claim for?
Workers can claim from the day they stopped working until their benefits are used up or they start working again.
Based on Legislation in Section 15, of the Unemployment Insurance Act
How do I claim?
Workers must fill in the application forms and, together with other required documents, hand it in at a labour centre.
No tax is payable on the benefits.
Based on Legislation in Section 34 of the Unemployment Insurance Act
The UIF may stop paying you benefits if you refuse to:
Based on Legislation in Section 18, of the Unemployment Insurance Act
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