LAW FOR ALL`s attentive legal experts can assist you throughout the UIF claims process. Plus, we can even help you submit all the necessary documents and application forms. For more information on how LAW FOR ALL can become your friend when needed and help you navigate life, check out our guidelines here. What about applying for sickness benefits? If you are sent to self-quarantine for 14 days due to a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 and you cannot work from home, you can apply for sick leave for that specific period. Here are the forms and documents you must complete and submit: When you retire, you can receive benefits from a pension fund or annuity. However, you will not receive any benefits from the UIF. If you never applied from the fund, it was either because you were not entitled to benefits or because you chose not to apply for benefits, even though you were entitled to them. While the Level 3 lockdown has allowed most industries and businesses to open up and regain a financial footing, the full impact on the wages and salaries of many employees is still pending. While some workers have had to adjust to deep wage cuts, others face a steady loss of income. It is this state of uncertainty and distress that discourages South Africans from their future. But LAW FOR ALL, your caring step-friend, wants to make the financial aid process a little easier for you.
That`s why we decided to create a resource page that includes the free downloadable UIF and other documents on employee rights. While we are not an integral part of this process, it is part of our retirement provision to ensure clients test their eligibility to receive FIU benefits. What do I need to apply for a death benefit? If tragedy strikes and a breadwinner is lost, families of deceased employees can also apply for financial assistance. The required documents are: In case of involuntary reduction or when the retirement age of the company is reached, there is no option on the part of the employee, hence the right to the UIF. For many, the opportunity to continue working has financial reasons because they have not saved enough for retirement. It is important that these employees remember to enroll in UIF benefits when they reach their company`s retirement age. This can have a significant impact on the client`s income planning in the first year of retirement and, as we have seen in some cases, allow us to add greater flexibility to the overall pension plan. The employer will likely complete the UI19 document with „Code 3 – Retirement“. In this case, there will be confusion with the Ministry of Labour, as it will consider it a „voluntary retirement“. In this case, the employee must go to the nearest UIF office and submit a Form UI2.11 signed by the employer. Herein, the employer declares that the employment relationship was terminated by the employer and not on the basis of a choice exercised by the employee. An employee is not entitled to unemployment benefits if he takes early retirement, just as he does with voluntary reductions, because he still has the opportunity to work but chooses not to do so.
Pension benefits are only granted if an employee reaches occupational retirement age and prefers to work, but cannot do so. Are you reaching retirement age in your company? Here`s a step-by-step guide to dipping into your funds, writes Craig Gradidge Given South Africa`s high unemployment rate and high economic climate, many retirees would prefer to continue working, mainly for financial reasons and because they haven`t saved enough for retirement in their lifetime. Resign? Don`t forget these benefits of UIF. These benefits are paid for a period of 12 months, and the process can take some time, so it is imperative that you begin the process as soon as possible as your retirement date approaches. The procedure for applying for post-retirement benefits is as follows: However, reducing staff levels is a challenge for many companies in South Africa, so many companies do not offer their employees the opportunity to work beyond retirement age unless a person has a low qualification or is in a critical position, in which there is no substitute. It is important that these clients remember to register for unemployment insurance fund (UIF) benefits when they reach retirement age. Many of the clients I worked with were unaware that they would be able to use the UIF services when they retired. Send us your details and one of our consultants will contact you.
The UIF will provide financial relief to its contributors in the short term if they are laid off or need to take a leave. If you have been laid off from your job or need to withdraw due to the circumstances listed below, click on the benefit for more information. Gradidge is CEO of Gradidge-Mahura Investments. Visit gminvestments.co.za Save my name, email address, and website in this browser the next time I comment. They are often not informed by their company`s human resources department or, in some cases, believe that Form UI-19 was accidentally included in their starting package. When I work with potential retirees, I find that many of them would continue to work if given the opportunity. The purpose of the UIF`s unemployment insurance fund (UIF) is to provide financial assistance to employees who have involuntarily lost their job or income as a result of redundancies or dismissals (illness, pregnancy, adoption or death).