The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act requires employers to pay the Compensation Fund.
Paying the Compensation Fund
When employers want to pay, they must use the following steps:
Step 1: Wait for the notice of assessment
From April every year, the Compensation Fund sends employers notices of assessments that tell them how much to pay. This is done throughout the year, and it is not possible to predict when employers will receive their notices.
If employers did not receive an assessment for a whole year, they must contact the Compensation Fund to find out if there is a problem.
Step 2: Pay
The date that employers must pay is printed on the notice of assessment. It is usually within 30 days of when the notice was sent. There are 3 ways that employers can pay.
Paying by cheque
Employers can send a cheque to:
The Compensation Commissioner
PO Box 955
If they send a cheque, employers must include the remittance advice part of the notice of assessment with the cheque.
Employers should also write their reference numbers at the back of the cheque.
Paying by direct debit
Employers can pay the amount directly into the Compensation Fund account at any ABSA branch.
A deposit slip with the banking details of the Compensation Fund is attached to the notice of assessment that employers get. The deposit slip also has a unique deposit reference number printed on it. If employers use another deposit slip, they must make sure that they include the reference number on that slip.
Paying by internet banking
When employers pay via internet banking the client code they must use are 0170151.
The reference number is the number printed on the deposit slip they receive with the notice of assessment. The banking details of the Compensation Fund are also printed on the deposit slip.
Originally appeared on labour.gov.za on 14-09-2007. 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.