Deputy Minister of Department of Employment and Labour, Boitumelo Moloi, on 21 July confirmed that the Covid-19 TERS benefit will be extended by six weeks, until 15 August 2020.
Delivering the Departement’s 2020 Budget vote during a virtual meeting, the minister said:
“It gives me great pleasure to announce that, following due diligence and consultation with the UIF actuaries, and in line with the President’s decision to extend the life of the Disaster Management Act until 15th August, we have taken the decision to similarly extend the Covid19 Ters benefit until the 15th of August 2020.”
The minister added that the benefit structure and existing criteria remain the same. Applications for April and May will be closed by the end of July 2020, although applications already received for these two months will be processed.
To read the Minister’s full speech, click here.
ASATA will keep you updated on the opening dates of the extended UIF TERS benefit applications.
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