Have you ever heard the saying ‘Life Happens’. There is a lot of truth to this statement. Sometimes things happen which are out of our control. Illness can strike at any time and can possibly prevent you from being able to work for a period of time. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) could assist you if you fall ill.
Here is the list of documentation needed when applying for the UIF’s illness benefits.
Your identification document, card, passport or asylum seeker’s permit.
Completed UI-2.8 Form (banking details)
Completed UI-2.7 Form (remuneration received by you whilst still in employment)
Doctor’s medical certificate.
Follow-up UI-3 Form (contribution of payment for illness)
Qualifying Conditions For UIF Illness Benefits
- The application must be made within 6 months that the contributor stopped working due to the illness.
- Benefits are paid from the date on which the contributor stops being fully or partially paid because of the illness.
- A medical certificate must be submitted to confirm the period of illness lasting longer than 7 days.
- Benefits are equal to the difference between what the employer pays and the rate that is prescribed in the benefits of the Unemployment Insurance Act.
- Claims are paid to a maximum of 365 credit days which is accrued for the period the contributor worked and contributed.Maximum credits of 365 is paid once every four years.
- The employer must declare how much remuneration ihe contributor on sick leave will be receiving whilst on leave.