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How to Pay the UIF

How to Pay the UIF

There are various ways to pay the UIF. It is employers’ responsibility to deduct money from their workers and pay it and their own contributions to the UIF.

Paying by stop order

If employers want to pay with a stop order they must use the following steps:

Step 1: Go to your bank

Employers must go to their bank and fill in the forms they give you to pay the money into the UIF account. You can use one of the following accounts of the UIF:

FNB (employers of domestic workers only)
Account number: 62052400547
Branch code: 25-31-45 

FNB (commercial employers)
Account number: 51420056941
Branch code: 25-31-45

ABSA (all employers)
Account number: 4055481885
Branch code: 32-31-45

Standard Bank (all employers)
Account number: 010032185
Branch code: 00-45
CDI No: 0068730083641

Nedbank (all employers)
Account number: 1454041560
Branch code: 14-54-05

The name of the account holder is Unemployment Insurance Fund.
Ask the bank to use your employer reference number as reference.

Step 2: Send the payment advice

The UIF send employers the payment advice form every month. You can also get it on the website. Complete this form when you pay and send it in one of the following ways:

Paying by cheque

As from 1 February 2005, the UIF will no longer accept cheques as a form of payment. Please make use of one of the other available payment methods.

Paying by Direct Bank Deposit

If employers want to pay the money directly into the UIF’s account they must use the following steps:

Step 1: Go to your bank

Employers must go to their bank and fill in a deposit slip. You can use one of the following accounts of the UIF:

FNB (employers of domestic workers only)
Account number: 62052400547
Branch code: 25-31-45

FNB (commercial employers)
Account number: 51420056941
Branch code: 25-31-45

ABSA (all employers)
Account number: 4055481885
Branch code: 32-31-45

Standard Bank (all employers)
Account number: 010032185
Branch code: 00-45
CDI No: 0068730083641

Nedbank (all employers)
Account number: 1454041560
Branch code: 14-54-05

The name of the account holder is Unemployment Insurance Fund. Use your employer reference number as reference when you fill in the slip.

Step 2: Send the payment advice

The UIF send employers the payment advice form every month. You can also get it on the website. Complete this form when you pay and send it in one of the following ways:

Paying by Internet Banking

If employers want to use internet banking to pay the UIF they should use the following steps:

Step 1: Set the UIF up as a beneficiary

Employers must set the UIF up as a beneficiary. Some banks already have to UIF set up (this will be in the same way they set up clothing accounts and water and electricity accounts). If you are not sure about this, contact your bank.

You can use one of the following accounts of the UIF:

FNB (employers of domestic workers only)
Account number: 62052400547
Branch code: 25-31-45

FNB (commercial employers)
Account number: 51420056941
Branch code: 25-31-45

ABSA (all employers)
Account number: 4055481885
Branch code: 32-31-45

Standard Bank (all employers)
Account number: 010032185
Branch code: 00-45
CDI No: 0068730083641

Nedbank (all employers)
Account number: 1454041560
Branch code: 14-54-05

The name of the account holder is Unemployment Insurance Fund. Use your employer reference number as reference when you fill in the slip.

Step2: Send the payment advice

The UIF send employers the payment advice form every month. You can also get it on the website. Complete this form when you pay and send it in one of the following ways:


Ref: Unemployment Insurance Act


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Originally appeared on labour.gov.za on 18-12-2008. 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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