Dear CEO Members
The Department of Labour released a media statement on 9 April regarding information relating to the UIF.
The Unemployment Insurance Fund has relaxed adherence to its processes by allowing claims to be paid without mandatory source documents for those clients who are already receiving payment benefits from the Fund.
Clients who are receiving unemployment insurance benefits are normally expected to go to Labour Centres on a monthly basis to sign a continuation form, which serves as proof that the person is still unemployed.
To avoid movement and reduce contact, persons will be contacted via short message service (sms) functionality for them to confirm unemployment status and banking details. The sms functionality will only be implemented in the lockdown period.
New claims applications for normal UIF benefits such as unemployment (reduced work time), maternity, illness, adoption, and parental can be sent either by email or fax to:
|Province||Fax to email|
|Gauteng||Germiston.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7295|
|KZN||Petermari.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7296|
|Eastern Cape||EastLondon.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7299|
|Western Cape||Capet.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7300|
|Western Cap||George.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7301|
|North West||NorthWest.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7302|
|Limpopo||Limpopo.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7303|
|Mpumalanga||Mpumalanga.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7304|
|Free State||Freestate.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7305|
|Gauteng||Online.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7306|
|KZN||Durban.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7297|
|Eastern Cape||Portelizabeth.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7298|
|Northern Cape||NorthernCape.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7309|
|Gauteng||Johannesburg.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7294|
|Gauteng||Pretoria.BCP@labour.gov.za||086 439 7290|
Employers who are unable to pay the full salaries of workers during the lockdown period can apply for the Covid19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (Covid19TERS). Employers are advised to send their applications to Covid19ters@labour.gov.za
CEO National Collective Bargaining Team