Free State pays UIF clients

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Free State Department of Labour has assisted clients with Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) claims during the department’s community outreach campaign.

The outreach programme was led by the Compensation Fund, the department’s public entity responsible for administering the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act.

“The Compensation Fund assisted 34 clients with their claims. Five permanent disablements were confirmed, with the claims thereof processed immediately.  To that effect, a total of R100 080.48 was paid by the fund instantly,” the provincial department said.

Two medical practitioners were paid a total of R114 223.04 immediately by the Medical Payments Unit.

A total of 92 employers came to register their businesses with Compensation Fund. 

“We are content as the department with the high turnout of employers, who are proactively making means to comply with the law by registering with the fund.  We therefore appeal to others to follow suit and do the right thing by complying with all provisions of labour legislation,” head of the provincial department, Nomfundo Douw-Jack, said.

The provincial department said from the 142 clients the UIF assisted, 31 applications were processed and finalised right on the spot. 

Consequently, a total amount of R31 909.79 was paid to the said number of clients. 

“Of critical importance to note is the fact that these are, in the main, the first payments which will be followed by others on a monthly basis until all credit days for those clients are exhausted. The payments will definitely provide a relief to our clients in this festive season,” said Douw-Jack. –