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Jules

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My mother-in-law's (aged 63) contract ended in August 2011 and she then came down to Cape Town to seek employment. Unfortunately she has not been able to find work. Is she entitled to claim UIF or should she have done so within a certain time period?



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LP

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The application must be made within six months of the termination of the contract of employment, but the Commissioner may accept an application made after the six- month time limit has expired on just cause shown.



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Anonymous

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RE: UIF enquiry0319284/1
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A claim for the above ref no was lodged on June 30 2012,After several visits to the labour Dept,Officials told me of the wrong banking details of which I had to submit new ui-2.8;that I had resubmitted several occasions with them with no positive results until on 14/02\2013 they told me my claim was finalised;they then requested UIF to re-open the claim .I just want to enquire from the UIF side of any progress pertaining the claim,as resubmitted from Middelburg branch

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Anonymous

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Hi I've been working 22 years in the engineering section and was retrence in 2009 so I draw twice from the fund in 2010. After that I started to work again and as normal contributed to the fund. I was again unfairly dismiss in 2012 with my case pending at the CCMA. When I handed in the application forms to draw from the fund I was declined by the system because they said that I must work for 4 years before I can claim again. I was told that I can appeal on the de scion that was made but also told that the appeal was just a formality and nobody have ever been approve so I appealed anyway and was declined again base on section 13 (3) of the Unemployment Insurence Fund. My opinion on the whole matter. I feel that this is a Direct Denial to the fund as a citizen of South Africa and contributor to the fund. If you can assist me in the matter it would be of great help for I'm Financially broke and the banks threatened to take my car and I've been handed over to dept collector for not making payments on my bond and other accounts.

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Anonymous

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UIF officials are not helpful very disappointed

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Anonymous

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I think the labor department is really making a scam of uif, I am on maternity leave for 2 monhs now and ever since I claimed uif and after several visits nothing is happening,the assessment has been done but the money is pending for no reason, I don't even have the food to survive with my kids, very much disappointed

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Anonymous

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If you are currently employed (it is assumed you are, since you stated that you are on maternity leave), then you are not entitled to Unemployment Insurance.



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Anonymous

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I am entitled to claim uif, I am sure you work for the government that is why you better start doing your homework, if you work for some private companies you have to claim uif, please start doing your research

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Labour Protect

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You are entitled to a maternity benefit in terms of Part D of the Unemployment Insurance Act. If you feel aggrieved, please refer to Section 37 of the Act, which states as follows:

 

37. Disputes relating to payment or non-payment of benefits:


(1) A person who is entitled to benefits in terms of this Act may appeal to a regional appeals committee if that person is aggrieved by a decision of—

(a) the Commissioner to suspend such person’s right to benefits; or
(b) a claims officer relating to the payment or non-payment of benefits.


(2) A person who is dissatisfied with the decision of a regional appeals committee may refer the matter to the National Appeals Committee for a decision.

(3) A decision by the National Appeal Committee is final, subject to judicial review.

(4) For the purposes of an appeal in terms of this section –

(a) the decisions of a regional appeals committee and those of the National Appeals Committee are determined by majority vote; and
(b) a regional appeals committee or the National Appeals Committee, as the case may be, may, after considering an appeal, confirm or vary the decision in question, or rescind it and substitute the decision of the relevant regional appeals committee or the National Appeals Committee, as the case may be.

 

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Anonymous

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my contract lapsed this month so what must I do to apply for uif ? 2. I have been working the same department as contract since 2011 have not claim will I be able to claim from past?

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Anonymous

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Hi there,

I recently applied for UIF and the application was turned down this past Monday.

The reason provided was that I had already claimed UIF within a 4 year period and therefore will only be able to claim again in 2018. The last month of my previous UIF payment I received was in Jan 2014.

I have been working for a year and half ( paying UIF ) since and am now unemployed yet again. This time without being able to claim UIF for which I contributed to during my 1.5 years at my last job.

Please help. Should I file an appeal? Is this a written rule somewhere? What other options are available to me?

Your advice would be greatly appreciated!



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Tums

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Hi, I've been unemployed since from July 2015. Am I entitled to claim uif and how do I go about doing that?

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Labour Protect

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The two principle sources of legislation that govern unemployment insurance benefits are the Unemployment Insurance Act and the Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act. It is important tostate that in order to claim these benefits the unemployed individually is required to fill out the necessary forms and submit them to the nearest labour centre of their choice. For the list of labour centres see http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/contacts/contacts

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS?

With regard to eligibility, Section 3 of the Unemployment Insurance Act lists the individuals who are entitled to claim benefits. Basically the Act applies to all employers and employees except:

 

  •          Employees that are employed for less than 24 hours a month
  •          employees who receive remuneration under a learnership agreement registered in terms of the Skills Development Act
  •          Government employees, whether employed in national or provincial government
  •          Persons who enter the Republic for the purpose of carrying out a contract of service
  •          Apprenticeship or learnership.
  •          Domestic and seasonal workers, 12 months after this Act takes effect.

 

 

Therefore if you find yourself on this list, you may not claim unemployment benefits except if you are a Domestic and seasonal workers. Note further that the above listed persons are exactly the same under the Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act.

CLAIMING BENEFITS

Are you a contributor?

It has to be understood that despite the fact that you may be eligible as discussed above, in order to claim any benefits you have to be a contributor to the Unemployment Insurance Fund.

To this we look at section 5 and 6 of the Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act. Section 5 states that if the Act applies to you then you have to make a contribution. The contribution you make is usually expressed as a statutory deduction on your pay slip. But what if it is not on your pay slip and you have no idea if you are in fact contributing?  Section 5(2) states that it is the responsibility of your employer to make the entire contribution. In practice however your employer will usually deduct the amount from your pay monthly.

Section 6 states that the deduction will be 1% of your remuneration and the employer will match that 1%. In effect the contribution that will be made will be 2%. Note that you are only liable for 1% and if you are not paying that 1% then the employer has to pay the full 2% each month. Before the questions come rolling in, the answer is no, you cannot force the employer to pay the entire 2%.

Do you have a right to benefits?

Section 12 of the Unemployment Insurance Act states that any person who is a contributor has the right to claim benefits. The right to unemployment benefits however is expressed under section 16 of the Unemployment Insurance Act.

Requirement to be entitled to claim Unemployment insurance benefits

Note that I will bold this part as it is one of the most important parts. Section 16 Unemployment Insurance Act:

  1.  Must be unemployed for longer than 14 days
  2.  Valid reason for unemployment

·         Termination of the contract of employment by the employer or according to the fact that the fixed term contract has ended.  To qualify this I have to express that we have dealt with an issue where the employee had resigned; this meant that he could not claim unemployment benefits because he chose to terminate the unemployment contract. Therefore a helpful bit of advice is to note that if you resign voluntarily you will not receive unemployment benefits.

·         If your dismissed in terms of  the Labour Relations Act

·         Employer is insolvent

3       Fill out the prescribed forms and submit them to the nearest labour centre of their choice

4.       You have to be Registered as a work-seeker

5.       You must be capable of and available for work

 

See Section 16(2) for when you will not be able to qualify for unemployment benefits

Application for Unemployment benefits:

According to section 17 of the Unemployment Insurance Act the procedure is as follows:

·         Fill out and lodge the required forms and documents at a labour centre. These documents are:  id or passport,  Form UI-2.8 for banking details, Form UI-19 to show that you are no longer working for your employer and proof of registration as a work-seeker. For the list of forms see http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/documents/forms/unemployment-insurance-fund/forms-and-sample-documents

·         The application must be brought within 6 months of termination of employment contract

·         At this point a claims officer will investigate, of which he/she will instruct you if wether your application is successful or not.

How much are you entitled to?

Section 12(3)(b) of the Unemployment Insurance Act states that you are entitled to a maximum of 60% . Therefore you will not receive the entire contribution that you have made. Furthermore according to section 15(1) of the Unemployment Insurance Act the period of unemploymentmust be calculated from the date of unemployment.

 

 



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Anonymous

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RE: UIF enquiry
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I have be working for my previous company for 9 years submitted my application on 21 January labour centre I will just recieve a payment for one year and I did receive just one payout just like to now what will happen to my 3 years money. Need help please

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Anonymous

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please help me here, i have applied for my uif since 05 April 2016 and haven't received my money.what could be the long wait?

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Anonymous

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I did reply for uif and this my fourth week,when will I get my first uif draw before I take the 5-6 week form in

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Anonymous

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Hi I'm be running my business for 6 months and at the moment is no doing so good 5 of the employee's have giving notice pls advice me what to do to get them of the uif list Thank you Please advice

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Anonymous

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I have applied for my UIF maternity on the 18th of May,today is the 27 of July and i havent received any payment.I honestly dont understand.Can someone help me.

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Anonymous

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RE: UIF enquiry - Voluntary Retrenchment
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Am I entitled to claim UIF if I volunteered for retrenchment?

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Anonymous

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RE: UIF enquiry
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Hi i have applied for the uif last month people i went with got their money,i dnt understand if mine ddnt approve or something went wrong

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Anonymous

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I applied for maternity uif claim on the 01 june 2016 but I haven't received anything thing yet, I went to the nearest labour centre I was told to wait for two weeks but now its more than two weeks and its my last month of maternity leave. Please assist on this matter.

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Anonymous

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I haven't claim for my UIF and its three years now....will I get it when I go to claim?

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Anonymous

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Hi, I am struggling to open a case since 2014 until now , everytime when i go there i have told different story , the last story is that ,the guys tells me that their system shows that I am working 2 companies so I have to find the other company's physical address, I tried to Google, I found phone numbers, I called and the call center lady told me that they don't have physical address they only have post address because its a farm. The labour department said they only need physical address which there is no such, and he said if I can't find it there is nothing they can do, please help

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Anonymous

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hy I haven't claimed my uif since 2015, will I get the money?

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Anonymous

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I have a domestic worker working for me since 2010. My husband was supposed to make a anualy contrabution to UIF but didnt. My husband recently passed away. Could I pay the amount that is in rear or what must I do to correct the problem. Luckly the employee is still working for me and we have a very good employer employee relation. She does her work well and I dont want to loose her. (This enquiri 7/7/2017)

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Anonymous

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What happed you log claim uif and it takes over a month but when you go again to check they say was on pending?

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Anonymous

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My colleague and i have been working for the same company for years now, the company is registered but they did not register us. what should we do??

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Anonymous

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I would like to find out why, if I work half day, I must pay my full 1% over to UIF but when I claim, my credits are based on hours and therefore, my claim is HALVED. Surely if UIF capped at R12478 then it should also be capped according to your hours. I have been fighting with UIF for over a year. Nobody can show me where in the UIF legislation it says your claim is dependent on hours worked. UIF appears to be riding the gravy train courtesy of people working part time.... Which accounts to a very large percentage of the population of SA. Could this be the reason UIF is sitting with a ridiculous surplus?!

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Anonymous

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Good day My father died 2008 and he worked for 40years in eskom ,I was left with my younger siblings and we were told to claim uif on my fathers behalf (as dependants ) we went at the nearby office to claim there they told me to go to home affairs to apply for full birth certificate for my younger brother ,then there at home affairs after the application of the certificate we waited like for ever to receive the certificate we even wanted to open the case against them ,after the long waiting the certificate came and sadly my brother passed away who is the owner of the full birth certificate then I went to uif department to claim the matter then they said I can no longer receive that my money since from 2010 I was asking questions until now it's 2017 .can please someone help us please

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Anonymous

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Good day My father died 2008 and he worked for 40years in eskom ,I was left with my younger siblings and we were told to claim uif on my fathers behalf (as dependants ) we went at the nearby office to claim there they told me to go to home affairs to apply for full birth certificate for my younger brother ,then there at home affairs after the application of the certificate we waited like for ever to receive the certificate we even wanted to open the case against them ,after the long waiting the certificate came and sadly my brother passed away who is the owner of the full birth certificate then I went to uif department to claim the matter then they said I can no longer receive that my money since from 2010 I was asking questions until now it's 2017 .can please someone help us please

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