NEW U.I.F. Bill


As of January 2017 a new UIF bill has been signed into law which will see improved benefits for employees. These benefits will include the following:


  • increased UIF benefits from 238 to 365 days;
  • allows employees to apply over 12 months instead of six;
  • allows employees to apply for maternity leave benefits eight weeks before delivery and up to 12 moths after birth;
  • sees a flat rate for maternity benefits (66% of a woman’s salary);
  • lets women who have lost their child in the last trimester qualify for maternity benefits;
  • grants people on learnerships to apply for benefits.
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