How do I claim maternity benefits from UIF?

To claim maternity benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) in South Africa, follow these steps: Eligibility Check: Ensure that you’re eligible for maternity benefits. You should be a contributor to the UIF and meet the necessary criteria, such as having a valid South African ID or a valid work permit and not receiving any … Read more

How many months can you claim UIF maternity?

In South Africa, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) provides maternity benefits to eligible women who are contributors to the UIF and who go on maternity leave. Here’s a breakdown: Duration: Maternity benefits cover a maximum of 26 weeks. This period includes the time before and after childbirth. Timing: Maternity benefits can start a few weeks … Read more

When should I claim maternity leave?

In South Africa, you can claim maternity leave any time from four weeks before the expected date of birth, or when a medical professional certifies it as necessary for your health or that of your baby. It’s typically advisable to notify your employer about your intended maternity leave and provide the necessary medical documentation as … Read more