Unemployed individuals were thrown a lifeline during the Covid-19 pandemic with the establishment of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. However, this lifeline was short lived as applicants were told that they were receiving benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).


The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) provides financial relief to workers who are either unemployed or unable to work. Those who would like to claim benefits, can submit a manual application form.

Maternity leave is an important time for mothers to spend time with their newborn babies, however, it often means time away from work and could result in a loss of income.

The relief provided by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) ensures that workers who are unable to work receive some financial support.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund’s (UIF) services are often associated with income loss and unemployment, however, the fund has been praised for its role in reducing unemployment.

In South Africa, workers are required to contribute to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). This money can be accessed if they are unable to work for several different circumstances. 

Are you struggling to update your Pay As You Earn number on the UIF database? Here are simple steps on how to do so. 

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) paid out nearly R1 billion to 180 833 beneficiaries in December after it decentralised its u-Filing claims from Pretoria to provinces.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) makes provision for workers with short-term relief once they are no longer part of the working force. For individuals who had plans of their UIF being processed anytime soon, the fund brings clarity.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) makes provision for adoptive parents. This ensures that when adoptive parents take off time from work to spend with their family, their bank income is subsidized.

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.

The African National Congress (ANC) is being accused by members of its staff of deducting money for Unemployment Insurance Fund(UIF) from their salaries but not paying these contributions to the fund. This has been made worse by some ANC staff not being paid salaries for the past 3 past which has resulted in staffers picketing around the country.

No one left behind. This is the message being communicated by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) after the success of the recent service delivery bus tour to help citizens apply for their UIF grants.

Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) spokesperson, Makhosonke Buthelezi says that retrenchment and maternity claims have not been paid out due to outstanding documentation. He does however acknowledge that there may be some miscommunication in the system.

If you recently changed your place of employment, it is important to update your information on the uFiling website. This ensures that you are covered under the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) incase of a job loss.

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen massive job losses leaving many South Africans unemployed. uFiling is an online service that allows employers and employees to submit Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) applications. 

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)has released details about how it will help businesses affected by the looting incidents that took place in July. 

After coming to an end last year, UIF TERS has been extended once again. This was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday evening. 

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has launched a new online system which will make applying for a UIF compliance certificate easier.