Department of Labour Update on Covid-19-TERS and UIF provides important principles


The Department of Employment and Labour: Limpopo Province’s Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) hosted a media briefing on 23 Feb 2022 to provide an update on the COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (Covid-19-TERS) and normal benefits paid in Limpopo during the 2021/2022 financial year. The briefing provides important principles.

Read more Here.

Information and Implications

  • Employers’ written consent is required to remove employees’ names from the Department’s UIF system, before employees are able to claim South African Social Security Agency (SASA) grants.
  • Employees should not pay third parties’ money to claim/apply for Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Benefits on their behalf, departmental officials will not accept or prioritize them
  • Employers should declare properly updated information regarding employees, to avoid delays due to changes
  • Employers are encouraged to use the online Ufiling system, as the Department has dedicated staff to assist employers to navigate the system
  • Employers are encouraged to check their status with the fund, and report problems to the nearest Labour Centre

Context for the beginner

26 March 2022 marked the two-year anniversary since the Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (Covid-19 TERS) was established. Read more Here.

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