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UIF disburses R40bn, July and August claims processed from this week

The Unemployment Insurance Fund has, as of Friday, 14 August, disbursed R40bn as part of the Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme.
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Said employment and labour minister Thulas Nxesi: “Today we reached that magical figure that we committed to make the lives of workers in the country easier by injecting hard cash into the economy through disbursements to our contributors. We made a commitment of R40bn and I am happy today to say we have kept our promise."

UIF still processing Covid-19 TERS April/May payments

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is to continue processing Covid-19 temporary employee/employer relief scheme (TERS) new claims for April and May until a cut-off date is announced...

4 Aug 2020

He said outstanding valid claims will be paid as soon as all the information is received, adding that as part of the agreement at NEDLAC, the UIF will start this coming Monday, 17 August, to process the July and August claims while ensuring that the outstanding April and May and June claims are also settled.

The cut-off date for applications for April and May benefits is 15 September.

For more information and to lodge claims, go to the TERS portal.

SOURCE is a South African government news service, published by the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). (formerly BuaNews) was established to provide quick and easy access to articles and feature stories aimed at keeping the public informed about the implementation of government mandates.
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