How to apply for UIF sickness benefit? Need information about applying for unemployment benefits in the event of illness?

Then you have chosen the right portal. UIF has different categories of benefits of which the Sickness Benefits Act is part of the types/categories.

Sickness benefits can be claimed from any major employment centre, provided you are employed and also make a double contribution to the fund and have been unable to work due to illness.

UIF has so many types of UIF benefits, including unemployment benefits, sickness benefits, maternity benefits, adoption benefits, dependent benefits, and loss of part of your income.

Speaking of sickness benefits, it’s simply the claim you get when you claim your benefits as a contributor fighting a number of ailments.

Well, before you could qualify for the Sickness Benefit, you would have to receive less than your normal pay during your sick leave.

In this post, we will show you how to apply for UIF sickness benefits and other frequently asked questions about UIF.

How to apply for UIF sickness benefit?

Before you can claim your UIF benefits, you must purchase the following documents;

  1. 13 digit barcode ID or passport
  2. Form UI-2.8 for bank details
  3. form UI-29 to prove you are not working
  4. form UI-2.7
  5. medical statement from a doctor
  6. reinforcing medical report
  7. a follow-up form

In this case, employees suffering from illness can report to the nearest employment office for assistance.

Meanwhile, if the illness becomes too difficult for the contributor to visit the office himself, he or she can make arrangements for other third parties to visit the office on their behalf with all the above documents intact.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many months does UIF pay?

UIF pays when you have full credit days. For every four days that an employee works, an employee receives a day credit.

How often does UIF pay out?

After eight weeks of registration you should start earning something. Your money will then be paid out every four weeks.

Does UIF pay a lump sum?

Yes, it is calculated depending on the issue and the number of years you have contributed to the fund.

It is usually paid to beneficiaries of a UIF contributor upon his/her death.

Will all payments from the UIF be tax-free?

Yes, all distributions paid by the fund to its contributors are tax-free.

Important links about UIF maternity benefits

In this article, we have shown you how to claim your UIF health insurance at the nearest employment office in South Africa and some of the documents you need to provide when reporting yourself or a third party.