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Basic Guide to UIF Declarations

Basic Guide to UIF Declarations

Employers must send information about their workers to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).

Application

The Unemployment Insurance Act and Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act apply to all employers and workers, but not to –

  • workers working less than 24 hours a month for an employer;
  • learners;
  • public servants;
  • foreigners working on contract;
  • workers who get a monthly State (old age) pension; or
  • workers who only earn commission.

Domestic employers and their workers are included under the Act since 1 April 2003.

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Provides security to workers when they become unemployed.

What are UIF Declarations?

Before the 7th of every month, employers must send certain information about their workers to the UIF. The details of the workers are stored in the database of the Fund. When workers become unemployed, the Fund can process the application without delay.

Based on Legislation in Section 10of the Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act

Who Must Submit Declarations to UIF?

All employers must submit monthly declarations directly to the UIF, including those employers registered with SARS.

Based on Legislation in Section 10of the Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act


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Originally appeared on labour.gov.za on 19-11-2007. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of estome. estome accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or fairness of the article, nor does the information contained herein constitute advice, legal or otherwise.

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