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COVID-19 and UIF Benefits

The main platform the government is using to provide financial assistance specifically to employers and employees is the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Existing, as well as new benefits, can be utilised and there are different options available depending on the situation that an employer finds itself in. These options and how they are supposed to work, are not always entirely clear and there have been conflicting interpretations by legal experts and even from the UIF helplines.

Griessel Consulting has compiled a booklet to explore and explain the various UIF benefit options to employers, as best we understand them. This may change as we get more clarity, or if the regulations are amended. We will however update our online booklet if this happens, so just check back to ensure that you have the latest version.

View the booklet online.

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