Unemployment Insurance Fund


The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) provides crucial short term financial assistance to employees should they find themselves unable to work. 

The Unemployment Insurance Fund provides temporary relief for people who have become unemployed or have to take off from work for a number of reasons.

The UIF provides temporary relief to workers who have recently become unemployed. If you were terminated by your employer, you may qualify for UIF benefits. You can immediately apply for UIF unemployment benefits.

Do non-South Africans qualify for the Unemployment Insurance Fund - and should employers be deducting UIF from their salaries? In our Asked and Answered section we look at the issue of UIF for non-South Africans.

A George employer in the Western Cape was this week fined R7 000 by the Small Claims Court for failing to comply with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Act regulations. The UIF Act stipulates the payment of benefits to all employees.

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has announced a "big" adjustment in the maximum earnings level for the Unemployment Insurance Fund beneficiaries, which is hoped to contribute towards alleviating poverty in the country.




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