When your employer terminates your service, you can apply to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) for benefits. These benefits are only available to you if you have been contributing to UIF while you worked.
How To Claim UIF Unemployment Benefits
Unemployed workers must apply for benefits at their nearest labour centre in person. They must be registered as work-seekers and take the necessary documents with them.
Claiming for UIF
If workers want to claim unemployment benefits they must use the following steps:
Step 1: Get the following documents ready
Before workers can claim, they must get the following documents ready:
- ID or passport
- UI-2.8 form for banking details
- UI-19 form to show that you are no longer working for your employer
- proof of registration as a work-seeker
Step 2: Go to the nearest labour centre to hand documents in
Unemployed workers must go to the nearest labour centre themselves and hand in the documents. Staff at the labour centre will assist them with all the processes and give them more information.
Operating Hours: 07:30 to 16:00, Monday to Friday.
Telephone Number(s): 012 337 1997 (Switchboard), 0800 030 007 (Call Centre)
Fax Number(s): 086 713 3000
230 Lillian Ngoyi Street, Absa Towers, Pretoria Central
The UIF, Pretoria, 0052