UIF Beneficiaries Acquired Over R1 Billion for December 2022
UIF Information Right this moment – The Unemployment Insurance coverage Fund (UIF) has processed and paid out over R1 billion in advantages to a complete of 225 646 beneficiaries throughout December 2022 to make sure that purchasers and their family members meet their monetary obligations throughout and after the festive season.
The R1 billion profit pay out might be damaged down as follows:
• Unemployment Advantages = R876 million;
• Maternity and Parental Advantages = R88 million;
• Dependants Advantages = R32 million; and
• Sickness Advantages = R24 million.
For the reason that inception of the particular Covid-19 Short-term Employer-Worker Reduction Scheme (Covid-19 TERS) in March 2020 in the course of the first lockdown, the Fund has disbursed R62 billion to at the very least 5 million staff to this point. For the Staff Affected by Unrest (WABU): Short-term Monetary Reduction Scheme that was established to help staff who misplaced revenue on account of the July 2021 unrest, the UIF has paid out R21 million to 6404 staff.
UIF Commissioner, Teboho Maruping, says the Fund stays dedicated to offering social safety to UIF contributors and their beneficiaries according to part 27 (1) (c) of the structure which states that “everybody has the best to social safety”.
“I’m very happy that we have been in a position to disburse the R1 billion to so lots of our purchasers in the course of the busy December interval, and I’ve little doubt that this R1 billion pay out in advantages went a great distance in the direction of serving to our purchasers to place meals on the desk in the course of the festive break and planning for essential gadgets similar to buying stationery and uniforms for youngsters to start with of the brand new yr as colleges reopened across the nation.
To this finish, I’d additionally wish to thank our devoted UIF officers in all provinces who proceed to make profit funds to our purchasers doable. This yr the Fund will redouble its efforts to enhance service supply and to proceed paying out claims to qualifying purchasers and their beneficiaries as effectively as doable.
We will even be enhancing our Data and Communications Know-how techniques and launching an information free cellular Software (APP), a free USSD system, and some different platforms to bolster enhance service supply to our purchasers and stakeholders. Additional bulletins to those developments will probably be made sooner or later,” stated Maruping.