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Reduced work time and illness benefit

Feb 2,2021

by Jacques van Wyk, Director; Andre van Heerden, Senior Associate; and Thabisa Yantolo, Candidate Attorney

The Department of Employment and Labour (“Department“) has published an Easy-Aid Guide (“Guide“) on the Department’s website. The Guide deals with the reduced work time and illness benefit provided by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (“UIF“).

The Covid-19 Temporary Employer / Employee Relief Scheme (“TERS“) has now been stopped. According to the Guide, the normal UIF benefits (i.e. reduced work time benefit and illness benefit) are available for UIF beneficiaries who are affected by closures as a result of Covid-19.

The full Guide and supporting documents may be accessed at:

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