JULY 2020 – SOUTH AFRICA
UIF TERS EXTENDED PERIOD
It is important that employers note the following:
Extension of COVID-19 relief payments to 15 August 2020
On 21 July 2020 the Employment and Labour Ministry announced an extension to the COVID-19 TERS relief payments.
Following the President’s announcement to extend the life of the Disaster Management Act until 15 August 2020, the decision was taken to similarly extend the UIF TERS benefits.
The benefit structure and existing criteria remain the same.
April, May and June applications will be closed at the end of July 2020. Valid applications already received for these months will be processed.
Employees who are put on leave, have been laid off temporarily, or whose employers cannot afford to pay their full salaries due to the coronavirus crisis, are entitled to the benefits.
The maximum amount an employee will receive is R6,730 a month (based on the threshold of R17,700), while the minimum amount is R3,500 a month.
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