How do I calculate my UIF payments online? Any UIF applicant or beneficiary would like to know how much will be allocated to his or her accounts when contributions are paid or deducted.

Knowing that payments have been made to your UIF account always empowers beneficiaries and applicants to pay or contribute their necessary quotas to the fund without hesitation.

The UIF calculator also provides an accurate estimate of how much UIF you can expect after your application is approved.

It is very necessary to always check or calculate your UIF payments as mistakes can be made by both fund managers and companies that contribute on behalf of their employees.

We are happy to take you through all the guidelines needed to help you calculate your UIF payments.

According to the Unemployment Insurance Fund, 2% of employees’ wages are withheld from the fund.

In this case, the two percent is split between the employer and the employee, since the employer pays 1% and the employee pays the same percentage.

The UIF law also categorically states that if you work more than 24 hours, you are required to pay contributions to the UIF.

Calculate uif payments

In this post, we will show you how to calculate UIF payments online and what you need to calculate your UIF payments.

We also answer the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about calculating your UIF payments online and other relevant questions.

How to calculate daily reward?

To calculate your daily allowance you need to do the following;

  1. Multiply your daily allowance by 12 months
  2. Divide your annual income by 365, which represents the days in the year.

If you earn R1000 as your daily reward, multiply it by 12, where 12 represents 12 months in the year. You further divide the calculated figure by 365 days

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How to Calculate UIF Payments

The first thing to do when calculating your UIF payments is to find out your daily allowance. For example, if you earn R1000, you need to multiply it by 12 months.


= R32.88c (daily allowance)


R32.88 x 38% (minimum IRR)

= R12.5c (daily allowance)

Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about UIF payments

How much can I receive from UIF?

The amount paid to you as a UIF applicant or beneficiary apparently depends on your monthly income.

How long does it take to claim UIF payment?

You would be surprised to learn that the entire cashout process takes up to three hours to complete. Yes! it’s three o’clock. After a successful process, the first payment will be deposited into your bank accounts within two to four days.

Has the South African government increased UIF contributions?

Yes, the Finance Minister has increased the monthly maximum UIF allowance from R14.87 to R17,712 per month.

How do I create a UIF account?

To create a UIF account, you must first visit and navigate the UIF website to create a new account. Enter the necessary information such as your name, telephone, etc. and create your account.

We have a step-by-step article on creating a UIF account and applying for UIF online. You can check it out if you need an easier guide on how to create an account.

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