What UIF Forms Are Needed When Getting Retrenched?

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The word retrenchment is filled with uncertainty and can be extremely grim news for workers. Here's the forms you need should you become entrenched.


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The word retrenchment is filled with uncertainty and can be extremely grim news for workers. Here are the forms you need should you become retrenched.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) provides short term financial relief to workers should they become unemployed.

Required Documentation When Applying For UIF Unemployment Benefits

  • Your identification document, card, passport or asylum seeker’s permit.
  • UI-2.7
  • UI-2.8 Form (banking details)
  • UI19 Form
  • Salary Schedule
  • Registration as a work-seeker
  • UI 6A Form (monthly)
  • In case of a voluntary severance package or early retirement, a UI 2.11 form is requires

It's important to note that your application for UIF unemployment benefits must be made within 12 months of the termination of your contract. You can also apply for unemployment benefits when your term of service has finished. 

You cannot claim UIF unemployment benefits if you were not registered as a work seeker with the department of labour or if you did not make contributions to the fund. You will also not be able to claim UIF unemployment benefits if you resigned from your job. 

The UIF offers benefits for the following circumstances


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