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We pay UIF contributions over to SARS, but we are not registered with the Department of Labour for UIF. We thought we only need to pay SARS – what then is the UIF reference number?

To submit your application, you will need your UIF reference number issued to you by the Department of Labour. This should be found in your company CIPRO registration documents – from when you initially registered with UIF. This is the same number you would use to fill in a UI19 form when an employee is claiming retrenchment or maternity UIF benefits.

The UIF reference number is an 8-digit number in the format, e.g., 1234567/8. It must have a forward slash before the last digit, and it contains no letters or spaces. Read more

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