How UIF TERS Registration Works

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The Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) was introduced to help supplement workers' income as many companies were shut down during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has paid out more than R63 billion in TERMS relief schemes to employees who lost income due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. Applications for TERS are made on behalf of the employees by their employees to the UIF.

Follow these steps to register for TERS benefits

Step 1: Click Here
Step 2: Register as either an employer/company or bargaining/council
Step 3: Insert your username, contact details, email address and password
Step 4: Follow the relevant prompts
Step 5: Upload the required documentation and information
Step 6: After uploading the documentation you can click NEXT and this will give you confirmation that your application has been sent.

It is important to note that any mistakes could lead to your application rejected. The UIF has called on employers to rectify all mistakes to ensure their workers receive the vital relief.

Acting UIF Commissioner Advocate Mzie Yawa said, “We have observed that most Covid-19 TERS payments are unsuccessful due to employers or their representatives failing to follow the application procedures correctly. The application platform provides error messages and guides employers on what they need to do to correct mistakes.”

TERS benefits are delinked from the UIF’s credit system. Unlike other benefits provided by the UIF, you will not need to have accumulated credits in order to benefit from relief.



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