UIF Payments & Ters | What are these? & the Payout Process

The Unemployment Insurance Fund is a financial support program and if you have already applied for a UIF program, you must be aware of the UIF payment details so that you can make a proper plan to spend your money accordingly.

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Many people search for UIF payment status checks but are unable to do it correctly. Read the article carefully to increase your knowledge regarding UIF payments in order to be mindful of your money.

UIF Payments

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) gives payments as a means of financial support for workers who have lost their jobs and are unable to find employment. The aim of the fund is to alleviate the financial pressures of unemployment and provide some degree of income security during periods of joblessness.

UIF benefits are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are capable of and available for work. This assistance is meant to aid in the maintenance of a minimum standard of living for the unemployed worker and his or her dependents.

The UIF also gives payments in the event of illness, maternity leave, adoption leave, and the death of a contributor. The exact rules and regulations regarding UIF payments, including their amount and duration, depend on the laws and regulations in place in a specific country or region.

In South Africa, for example, a worker can claim from the UIF if they have been contributing to the fund, and are now unemployed or unable to work due to illness or maternity leave, among other conditions.

UIF Payout Process

Instead of overspending your money, it is important to plan your finances before time. It is important for every UIF participant to check their UIF status so that they can know their recent payout schedule.

Many people question the UIF payout process and how you get your money from them.

  • Once you have completed your U19 form you need to submit it to the nearest center.
  • Secondly, you have to verify the application in order to support your documentation. Once your application is accepted you have to specify the amount and duration of the UIF for further process.
  • Now, you have to select the payment method of UIF, which will depend upon you.
  • Lastly, you have to review all the criteria in order to get the UIF balance.

Click on following button to read how to claim UIF online.

What are UIF Ters?

The term “UIF TERS” stands for Unemployment Insurance Fund Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme. This scheme was introduced by the South African government to provide temporary financial relief to businesses and their employees who are unable to work due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Do note that It is different SRD grant which was also introduced during Covid-19.

In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, the South African Department of Employment and Labour expanded the UIF’s mandate to include the TERS program to prevent layoffs. Through this scheme, employers could apply for a temporary relief on behalf of their employees to offset the financial burden brought about by the pandemic.

Under this scheme, employees who lost income due to the pandemic could receive a percentage of their salary (within a certain range). The specifics of these benefits depended on several factors, including the degree of income loss, the salary of the employee, and other considerations.

UIF Ters Contact Number for Payment Queries

The UIF contact number is 0800 030 007. If you want to know any UIF Ters application information you can use their contact number.

At last, I hope that you have got to know everything related to UIF payments. I was also a participant in the UIF status and I followed a similar method to check my payment status. This article will be quite helpful and after reading it you can easily check the UIF status online on your phone.


    1. The company Sy the will pay all every thing to me so I don’t see that we was on the CCMA wth suparvaerse he he Sy pay 4 every thank wth uif an he lie to me

  1. Want to know how long do I still need to wait until my UIF is approved I submit claimed the 17th of August and still it show send to assessor

  2. Why does my second payment take so long to be paid out it’s almost two months it shows payments in progress every time I check my status

  3. Hi I would like to know my late husband was employed by Telekom SA. Now I just heard now that I supposed to claim uif at department of Labour I find that money claimed and deposited to my account. The money that deposited without my knowledge was R7182 once off. He started contributing from 1990 March till 2007 when he passed. Now I need to know they paid it without filled any documents.
    Is this can happen.

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