How should employees submit UIF claims for reduced work time, illness and death benefits?

Employers must complete the required forms. The employer or employee should then submit the completed forms through the following methods:

  • A claim for illness can be lodged online at: ufiling.co.za. (Illness benefits)
  • Email the application to the nearest UIF processing Centre. (Illness/ Reduced Work Time/Death benefits)
  • Fax the application to the nearest UIF processing Centre. (Illness/ Reduced Work Time/Death benefits)

Application forms can be downloaded from the Department of Employment and Labour website: www.labour.gov.za. Here is an Easy Guide for Electronic Claims.

The UIF has relaxed some of their processes to accommodate the current circumstances caused by Covid-19 pandemic:

  • The UIF will now accept ALL applications through email, fax and Dropbox. Please find email addresses and fax numbers in the Easy Aid for UIF Corona Benefits.
  • Bank statements/confirmations (from verifying banks only) will be accepted instead of the UI2.8 form.

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