EASY-AID GUIDE FOR EMPLOYERS FOR UIF BENEFITS

Reduced work time benefits, illness benefits, dependants’ benefits

The Minister of Employment and Labour has announced measures that the Department will put in place to contain the spread of the Corona virus (COVID-19) and its impact on UIF contributors.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund will compensate affected workers through its existing the Illness and Reduced Work Time benefits.

The guide is applicable to all employers who are registered with UIF and make monthly contributions as required by the Contributions Act of 2002.

1. REDUCED WORK TIME

• Where a Company shuts down for a certain period or implements Reduced or Short Time.

• Benefits payable is the difference between what employer pays and normal UIF benefits payable should an employee lose employment.

1.2 Required Forms and Documents

  • UI19 and UI2.7 (completed by Employer)
  • UI 2.1 b
  • UI 2.8 (bank form completed by the bank)
  • A letter from the Employer confirming Reduced Work Time is due to the Corona Virus
  • Copy of ID document.

1.3 It should be noted that:

• For every four days worked, the employee accumulates one credit day, and maximum credits days payable is 365 for every four completed years.

• Benefits are paid as per prescribed benefits structure from 239 to 365 days.

2. ILLNESS BENEFITS

• Where an employee has been quarantined for 14 days, Illness Benefit process will apply.

• A Confirmation Letter from both the employer and employee must be submitted together with the application as proof that both the employer and employee have agree to the 14 days ‘special leave’.

• In this instance the letters will stand in place of the medical certifi­cate as the beneficiary would have self – quarantined without prior consultation with a medical practitioner. Benefits will be paid based on these letters.

• Should an employee be quarantined for more than 14 days, a medical certificate from a medical practitioner must be submitted together with the Continuation Form UI3.

2.1 The applicable forms are:

  • UI19 and UI2.7 (completed by Employer)
  • UI2.2 (a portion of which is completed by the Doctor)
  • UI 2.8 (bank form completed by the bank)
  • Copy of ID document.

2.2 It should be noted that:

• For every four (4) days worked the employee accumulates one (1) credit day, and maximum credits days payable is 365 for every four completed years.

3. DEATH BENEFITS

In the undesirable event where a contributor passes on, the following will apply:

• Benefits are paid to the beneficiaries of the deceased. People eligible to apply are a Spouse, Life Partner, Children and nominated persons, in that order.

3.1 The applicable Forms and required documents are:

  • UI19 and UI 53 (completed by the Employer)
  • UI 2.5 or UI2.6
  • Death Certificate
  • ID of deceased and applicant
  • UI 2.8 (bank form completed by the bank)
  • Copy of ID document.

3.2 It should be noted that:

• For every 4 days worked you accumulate 1 credit day and maximum credits days payable is 365 for every four completed years.

• Benefits are paid as per prescribed benefits structure from 239 to 365 days.

4. HOW TO APPLY FOR THESE BENEFITS?

4.1 Employers must complete the UI 19 Form stating the last date of termination and the reason thereof.

4.2 The forms can be submitted through the following methods:

  • Online at: www.ufiling.co.za. (Illness benefits)
  • Email the application to the nearest UIF processing Centre. (Illness/ Reduced Work Time/Death benefits)
  • Fax the application to the nearest UIF processing Centre. (Illness/ Reduced Work Time/Death benefits)

Mailbox                                              Fax to email number

Germiston.BCP@labour.gov.za          0864397295

Petermari.BCP@labour.gov.za           0864397296

EastLondon.BCP@labour.gov.za         0864397299

Capet.BCP@labour.gov.za                  0864397300

George.BCP@labour.gov.za               0864397301

NorthWest.BCP@labour.gov.za          0864397302

Limpopo.BCP@labour.gov.za             0864397303

Mpumalanga.BCP@labour.gov.za      0864397304

Freestate.BCP@labour.gov.za            0864397305

Online.BCP@labour.gov.za                 0864397306

Durban.BCP@labour.gov.za               0864397297

Portelizabeth.BCP@labour.gov.za      0864397298

NorthernCape.BCP@labour.gov.za    0864397309

Johannesburg.BCP@labour.gov.za     0864397294

Pretoria.BCP@labour.gov.za              0864397290

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