What types of benefits are approved by the UIF? It is very important to know what types of benefits are approved by the Unemployment Fund (UIF) as a customer or non-customer.

Many have expressed concerns about whether UIF pays benefits across all types/categories of UIF benefits.

The Unemployment Fund has so many advantages for this. The benefits involved, as far as the fund is concerned, have had so many meaningful impacts on the livelihoods of the citizens of South Africa.

Casual and non-temporary workers who pay their quota into the fund have seen incredible positive results that have impacted their lives.

Many believe that casual workers are not entitled to pay UIF contributions, but that is far from the truth.

According to the Labor Commission that oversees UIF, temporary workers who work more than 24 hours per month should pay their contribution to the fund to avoid hardship in the near future.

Despite this, employers who refuse to pay UIF contributions to their employees violate labor laws, so any employer who does could face the law.

Now let’s look at the types of benefits approved by the Unemployment Fund and other frequently asked questions.

What types of benefits are approved by the UIF?

The following are the types of distributions approved by the fund.

  1. Unemployment benefits
  2. Benefits in illness
  3. Maternity benefits
  4. Adoption benefits
  5. Dependent benefits
  6. Loss of part of your income

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

How Register for UIF Online?

Now let’s go through the UIF registration processes online without visiting any nearby employment office for manual assistance.

  1. Select “Registration/Register” after you see the menu on the left side uArchive screen.
  2. Register as a commercial employer or domestic employer. Complete the rest of the form following the prompts.
  3. After these steps, you will receive a UIF registration confirmation once registration is complete.

From here you are ready to go without having to walk a step to the employment office.

How Check your UIF claim status online?

Checking your UIF claim status online is done in two ways: by using the old method or by using the new method.

The old method of checking your UIF is about visiting a nearby job center in your area to check your claim status.

As we say, culture is dynamic, and the world has also turned into a global village where your claim status can be checked with just one click.

Here’s how to check your UIF claim status online;

  1. Log in to the official UIF website at www.uFiling.co.za status check
  2. Click the Check My Status icon
  3. Follow the directions
  4. Enter the captcha numbers shown on the screen
  5. Enter your UIF reference number at the last stage to check your claim status

Please note that after all these steps are completed, you will receive a notification on your phone with your UIF claim status.

Below are some important links about UIF

We trust this post has been helpful as we were able to help you review the types of benefits approved by UIF and other FAQs.