Unemployment Insurance

Claiming Unemployment Insurance

(Service)
Find out about the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), as well as the different types of circumstances the fund covers.

Department of Labour Website

(Link)
This site contains detailed information on Unemployment Insurance Fund, including instructions on how to make payments to and how to claim from the Fund. There are also sample documents and forms.

Form UI 19: Employee Details for Domestic Worker UIF Registration

(Forms)
(File type: pdf; size: 72.47 KB)
This form needs to be completed with the domestic worker's details.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) uFiling Online Service

(Public Information)
uFiling is a free, secure and easy to use system, allowing employers to update individual employee salary details. It enables a streamlined UIF declaration returns process and automatically calculates the UIF contributions associated with your monthly return.uFiling integrates securely with the UIF systems when issued declarations are submitted and contribution payments are made.

Unemployment Insurance Act, 63 of 2001

(Act)
2001Department of Labour (National) (The Government of South Africa)
This law creates the Unemployment Insurance Fund and sets out how and when money will be paid from the fund to unemployed persons. It also establishes the Unemployment Insurance Board and sets out the functions of the Board.

Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill

(Bill)
(File type: pdf; size: 22.04 KB)22 July 2003Department of Labour (National) (The Government of South Africa)
This bill aims to amend the Unemployment Insurance Act, 2001, so as to: define certain expressions and to amend or delete certain definitions exclude persons who receive a State pension from the application of the Act provide anew for the compilation and filing of a business plan extend the right to benefits to domestic workers who are employed by more than one employer extend the right to unemployment benefits to a domestic worker whose contract of employment is terminated by the death of his or her employer

Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act (Act 4 of 2002)

(Act)
(File type: pdf; size: 500.51 KB)No. 4 of 2002Department of Labour (National) (The Government of South Africa)
This Act deals with employers' duty to contribute to the Unemployment Insurance Fund. It also sets out how the UIF can collect contributions that are due to it.

Unemployment Insurance Contributions: Guideline to Employers

(Public Information)
This document provides information to employers on the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). It includes details on who needs to contribute to the Fund , how to register to pay UIF contributions, how to calculate these contributions and how to make payments.

Unemployment Insurance Fund Website

(Link)
This site contains information for employers and employees on the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Relevant legislation and registration procedures are available on the site.