UIF Payment Verification Process

The Unemployment Insurance Fund is mandated to give short-term relief to workers when they become unemployed or are unable to work because of maternity, adoption and parental leave, or illness. It also provides relief to the dependants of a deceased contributor.

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UIF has introduced a payment verification process that will be used to check before the money is released into the bank account of claimants. This is to prevent fraudulent claims.

This process will unfortunately delay the release of payment into the claimant’s bank account within 5 to 10 days after the payment is approved.

UIF assures claimants that they will try to expedite claims to claimants and don’t wait for too long for their payments.

UIF apologizes for any inconvenience that this new process will cause.

UIF Benefits

UIF offers different types of benefits depending on your situation as an employer who has been contributing monthly. They offer unemployment, maternity, illness, and adoption benefits. Contributors may claim for the benefit they qualify for at that period wherein there is a need to claim.

Who Can Claim UIF?

UIF benefits are only applicable if you have been contributing to the UIF while working. Unfortunately, you are not eligible to claim if you have resigned, been suspended, or if you absconded from work.

You may only claim for resignation if the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) considers the resignation as constructive dismissal.

To qualify for any of the benefits offered by UIF, you will have to register as a work seeker. You must apply for the UIF benefits as soon as you become unemployed or within six months of the termination of your employment.

You may access the UIF claim simple guide here: How to Apply for UIF Unemployment Benefits