The UIF will now be paying Covid-19 Ters funds directly to employees. Payments for the 16 March 2021 to 25 July 2021 period will be made directly to workers.

UIF bus

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is urging employers to declare their workers on the UIF’s UFiling system.


The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has paid out more than R63 billion in Ters benefits since the beginning of the relief scheme that began last year.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund has recovered more than R1 Billion from people who undeservedly benefited from the fund.

Numsa Protest in Pretoria

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) marched to the Unemployment Insurance Fund(UIF) offices in Pretoria on Wednesday to protest against the UIF. Numsa is demanding the immediate payments of the Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS).

Relief applications for workers in provinces that were affected by unrest have been opened. The Unemployment Insurance Fund will start accepting applications for the Workers Affected by Unrest (WABU): Temporary Financial Relief Scheme from 25 August 2021. 

Recent looting incidents have affected about 75 000 employees. This is according to Unemployment and Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi. 

Unemployment Insurance Fund application

Applications for the Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) have reopened for workers affected by the lockdown restrictions. 

After recently securing a new agreement for a new round of TERS payments, Cosatu has estimated a date for when applicants can expect to receive their payments.

UIF TERS application

Relief is on the way for many workers affected by the new lockdown restrictions. This is thanks to the efforts of the trade union federation, Cosatu.



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