There’s been a lot of controversy and debate around the rules and regulations of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) since the beginning of the national lockdown.
With more retrenchments and job losses looming, many people are wondering what their rights are and what the correct processes are to follow. And why does it all seem so complicated?
Today I’m speaking to labour lawyer Michael Bagraim who will provide answers to some of the questions we have around UIF:
- If you are retrenched, how do you go about applying for UIF?
- How do you know how much UIF benefit you’re going to get?
- What happens if you’ve claimed before? Maybe you’ve previously been retrenched or you’ve taken maternity benefits – would that also impact what you can claim now?
- People don’t always realise that they have to submit for continuation of payment. Don’t you have to keep proving that you’re still unemployed?
I hope this video clears up some of the questions you may have about your rights and the process of claiming from the UIF.