|SEPTEMBER 2020 – SOUTH AFRICA
Latest communication from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)
On Monday, 21 September 2020 acting UIF Commissioner Marsha Bronkhorst announced that the UIF plans a payment run for all outstanding payments for April, May and June on the date of the announcement until today, 22 September 2020.
Thereafter the UIF plans to run payments for the period 1 July to 15 August 2020 from 23 to 26 September 2020.
The payments were placed on hold after auditor-general Kimi Makwetu found that poor financial management and verification controls were in place, which resulted in funds being paid out to beneficiaries who were not eligible.
Following the findings, Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi announced that current UIF commissioner Teboho Maruping would be placed on suspension, along with other fund management members.
The fund has since scheduled multiple payments to fast-track payments this week and has initiated discussions with government departments and agencies to assist in synchronising the data to ensure that COVID-19 TERS payments reach the right and authentic beneficiaries.
Employers are reminded that incomplete forms will not be automatically processed. The process has been made easier for employers to know what is still outstanding through the development of the discrepancy tab in the system. Employers can also use FAQs on the Department of Employment and Labour website.
Employers are reminded of the following closing dates for applications:
· For 26 March to 31 May: 25 September 2020
· For 1 June to 30 June: 15 October 2020
· For 1 July to 15 September: 30 October 2020
No further applications for the respective periods will be accepted beyond the dates specified.
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