The Unemployment Fund is racing against time in their quest to finalise all Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) claims before the end of the year.
Employers are responsible for submitting applications on behalf of their employees via the Covid-19 TERS online portal. Employees can apply for normal UIF benefits should the employer not apply on their behalf.
People who have lost their income due to the Covid-19 pandemics and subsequent lockdowns are eligible for TERS funds. People with comorbidities in people above the age of 60 who could not be safely accommodated at work may also apply for TERS benefits
How to check your UIF TERS status
Step 1:Visit the UIF TERS webpage by clicking HERE
Step 2: Enter the unique captcha code provided to you
Step 3: Choose the lockdown period for which you are meant to receive benefits for
Step 4: Enter your ID number
Step 5: Click GET STATUS
If you benefit from the UIF TERS, your UIF credits will not be affected.