types of uif benefits

What Are The Types Of UIF Benefits?

What Are The Types Of UIF Benefits? The Unemployment Insurance Fund has so many benefits to that effect.

The benefits involved as far as the fund is concerned to have had so many meaningful impacts on the livelihood of citizens of South Africa.


Casual and non-casual workers who pay their quota to the fund have had incredible result positively that has impacted their lives.

Many are of the view that casual workers are not entitled to pay UIF contributions but that is far from the real fact.

According to the Labour commission that supervises UIF, casual workers who work more than 24 hours in a month must pay their contribution to the fund to avoid any sort of hardships in the near future.

In spite of that, employers who refuse to pay UIF contributions to their employees breach the labour law hence any employer who does that might face the law.

uif benefits
uif benefits

It is said that employers and employees are to pay 2% of their remuneration to the fund where the employer contributes 1% whilst the employee also contributes the same quota.

With regard to that, your UIF claim can also be rejected. At this moment you might be asking yourself why and how your UIF claim can be rejected.

In filling out your UIF form, you need to be careful and cautious about any key you insert when on the portal be it on a hard copy or online.

The absence of you not filling your form with correct information might cause your claim to be rejected.

In this article, we will take you through some types of UIF benefits and other frequently asked questions.

What Are The Types Of UIF Benefits?

UIF benefits have so many forms/types, the types are as follows;

  1.  Unemployment Benefits
  2. Illness Benefits
  3.  Maternity Benefits
  4. Adoption Benefits
  5. Dependent Benefits
  6.  Loss of part of your income

Here Are Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many months will UIF pay?

UIF pay when you have full credit days. A day credit is received by a contributor for every four days that a contributor works.

How many times does UIF payout?

You should start earning something after eight weeks of registering. Your money will then be paid every four weeks.


Does UIF Pay a lump sum?

Yes, this is calculated depending on the issue at hand and the number of years you have contributed to the fund.

It’s mostly paid to beneficiaries of a contributor to UIF when he/she passes away.

Are all benefits paid from the UIF tax-free?

Yes, all benefits paid from the fund to its contributors are tax-free.

Important Links on UIF Maternity Benefits

In this article, you were taken through the types of Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) benefits and some frequently asked questions.