How do I know if my UIF is being paid?

Last Updated on September 21, 2023 by ufiling

To determine whether your Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is being paid, you can follow these steps:

  1. Check payslips: Review your payslips to see if there is a deduction labeled as “UIF” or “U.I.F.” If this deduction is present, it indicates that UIF contributions are being made.
  2. Contact your employer: Reach out to your employer’s human resources or payroll department to inquire about the status of your UIF contributions. Ask them if the required deductions are being made from your salary and if the contributions are being paid to the UIF.
  3. Register for uFiling: If you haven’t done so already, register for uFiling, an online portal provided by the South African government’s Department of Employment and Labour. Through uFiling, you can access your UIF records, view your contributions, and check if payments are being made.
  4. Verify contributions with the UIF: Login to your uFiling account and navigate to the section related to UIF contributions. There, you can view your payment history, including the amounts paid and the dates of payment. Confirm that the contributions are being made regularly.
  5. Seek assistance from the UIF office: If you have concerns or doubts about the payment of your UIF contributions, consider contacting your nearest UIF office. They can provide you with accurate information and assist in resolving any issues or discrepancies.

Remember, it is your right as an employee to have UIF contributions deducted from your salary and paid to the UIF. Regularly monitoring your payments ensures that you are receiving the benefits you are entitled to in the event of unemployment.

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