Steps to Register and be legal
- Register yourself as an employer
- Register your employee
- Start paying your monthly fees to contribute to UIF
How to Register with UIFServices.co.za
You can register online with us by clicking Register UIF Online now, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly send you the forms required to register. UIF Services will register both you and your employee together.
Domestic UIF Pricing
• Basic Package: R 250.00
• Professional Package: R 350.00
Commercial UIF Pricing
• Commercial 1 – R 260.00
• Commercial 2 – R 360.00
• Commercial 3 – R 460.00
• Commercial 4 – For more than 30 employees add an extra R60.00 for every 10 employees thereafter
PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE ONCE OFF PAYMENTS MADE TO UIF SERVICES. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY UIF CONTRIBUTION PAYMENTS TO US!!
Receiving your UIF registration number
In order to do any transactions and make payment towards UIF you will need a UIF reference number. Your worker or employee that is employed by you will be registered under your UIF registration number. Employees do not receive a UIF registration number as they fall under the employer.
When we receive your Registration number (this will take +-10 working days), we then send you your UIF registration number. Once you receive the UIF registration number you are able to do the following:
- Register with uFiling and make use of uFiling – You cannot pay your arrear payments to uFiling. Arrear payments are done separately.
- Calculate your back payments – should there be any.
- Calculate the UIF monthly contributions
- Pay your monthly UIF contributions
Making your payments to the Department of Labour:
All UIF payments MUST be made to the Department of Labour.
Your Domestic employee’s back payments can be made to the UIF Department either in advance which would save time or you can make payments on a monthly basis. All late payments can also be paid to the Department of Labour.
Note: Commercial employers cannot make payments in advance.
How can you make payments to the Department of Labour?
You can use any of the following options:
- Direct (Cash) Deposit
All banking details are provided once you register with UIF SERVICES.
PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY OF THE UIF CONTRIBUTIONS PAYMENTS TO UIF SERVICES. UIF CONTRIBUTIONS MUST BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR!!
What kinds of benefits are covered by the UIF?
The UIF covers four kinds of benefits namely:
- Unemployment benefits
- Illness benefits
- Maternity benefits
- Death benefits
An employee cannot claim if he or she has resigned from the job. An employee can only claim unemployment benefits if he or she has been dismissed or retrenched or if the contract has expired.
When can an employee claim illness benefits?
You can claim illness benefits if you are of for illness for a period longer than two weeks.
How does the maternity benefit work?
Maternity benefits can be claimed if you are pregnant and take maternity leave. You can take maternity leave at any time from four weeks before the expected date of birth and you may not work for a period of six weeks after the birth.
How does the adoption benefit work?
You can claim adoption benefits if you legally adopt a child younger than two years old and you leave work to look after the child. Only one of the adopting parents can apply for benefits.
My spouse passed away, can I claim?
The wife/husband or minor child of someone who has died can claim death benefits if the deceased contributed to the fund.
How much money can an employee claim?
If an employee has been contributing to the Fund for four years or more, then he or she can claim for up to 238 days. If an employee has been contributing for a shorter period, then he or she can claim 1 day for every 6 days that he or she worked while he or she was contributing to the Fund.
If an employee takes maternity leave, she can only claim up to 121 days. The Fund pays a percentage of the wage/salary that she earned while she was contributing to the fund. The highest amount that can be paid is 58% of what she earned per day.