How To Check UIF Application?

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:51
Raigan Cloete

If and when your employer terminates your service, you are welcome to apply to UIF for benefits. Once you have applied, here is how you can track your application.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund offers short-term financial assistance to workers when they become unemployed or are unable to work because of illness, maternity or adoption leave. UIF also assists dependants of a contributing worker who has passed away.

It is the employer's responsibility to register their full-time employees for UIF. Workers contribute 1% of their monthly salaries and employers pay a further 1%.

These UIF benefits are only available to you if you contributed to UIF while you were working. You may not claim if you have resigned, been suspended or fled from work.

You may claim if the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) considers the resignation as constructive dismissal.

To qualify for benefits, you need to register as a work seeker. You need to apply for the UIF benefits as soon as you become unemployed or within six months of the termination of your employment.

Click here to check your application, once you have applied for UIF benefits.

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