Unemployment Insurance Fund COVID-19 Assistance

Unemployment Insurance Fund COVID-19 Assistance

The Unemployment Insurance Fund has announced that it will assist workers affected by COVID-19 through existing benefits “including Illness, Reduced Work Time, Unemployment and Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits.” The Department will put these in place in response to the Corona virus (COVID-19) and its impact on UIF contributors.

Further to this The Unemployment Insurance Commissioner, has developed a “Corona Virus Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (COVID19TERS) to contribute to the containment of the Corona Virus and its impact.” The Covid-19 Ters Benefit is de-linked from the other UIF benefits and other processes, however applications are subjected to normal verification and validation processes of the Fund.

Those in need of financial assistance from the UIF can access information through the following channels:

  • Employer/s through the dedicated mailbox: covid19ters@labour.gov.za.
  • COVID–19 Ters Benefit enquiries hotline number for: 012 337 1997
  • Workers, companies and stakeholders are urged to follow @DeptofLabour and @UIFbenefits on Twitter and visit www.labour.gov.za for regular update


Click here to view the full COVID 19 TERS EASY AID document

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