COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal 

What Is The National Disaster Benefit?

The employer may decide to close their entire business for a period and send employees home. If the employer cannot pay his employees for this period, the employer can apply for the “National Disaster Benefit” from the UIF.

This benefit will be at a flat rate equal to the minimum wage (R3 500) per employee per month for the duration of the shutdown or a maximum period of three months, whichever period is the shortest.

Please note that there is currently some uncertainty around how this will be implemented.

Last Updated on