TERS applications open for June

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Unemployment Insurance Fund’s Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) is now open for applications for June, the final month of the scheme.

It appears that the June applications follow the same procedures and have the same requirements as the May applications, including proof of payment to employees and confirmation of banking details.

It is recommended that employers ensure that they are using the updated spreadsheet, available for download on the TERS portal, if intending to submit new CSV files for June.

The relevant website is https://uifecc.labour.gov.za/covid19/

UIF/TERS delays and short comings

Business for South Africa (B4SA) has expressed its surprise at the narrative issued by the Minister of Employment and Labour (DEL), Thulas Nxesi, and the leadership of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) attributing the delays and shortcomings in the disbursement of Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits to employers.

Both have stated in recent days that there are employers who have not distributed benefits to employees when these have been channeled through the employers, and that many employers have failed to apply correctly for the benefit on behalf of employees.

“We are perturbed at the suggestion that employers should carry the blame for employees not receiving their TERS benefits timeously, when the administrative system has proven so grossly unreliable,” B4SA said in a published statement.

To read the full statement, click here.

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