EASY – AID GUIDE FOR EMPLOYERS FOR UIF 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
  • UI-19 and UI-2.7 (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 4 days worked the employee accumulates 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.
  1. 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 UI-3.
2.1 The applicable Forms are:
  • UI-19 and UI-2.7 (completed by Employer)
  • UI-2.2 (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 4 days worked the employee accumulates 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.
  1. 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:
  • UI-19 and UI-53 (completed by the Employer)
  • UI-2.5 or UI-2.6
  • 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.
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