On Saturday the 19th of September 2020, the UIF released an important announcement for all employers and employees who are clients of the fund. It revealed in statement that it would be resuming its awaited Covid-19 TERS Benefits payments , to benefit the workers affected by lockdown.
The fund said that the resumption for payments is set for Monday the 21st of September 2020 in the following manner;
● 21 - 22 September
Making all outstanding payments for April, May and June 2020 on Monday and Tuesday.
●23 - 26 September
Making payments to for 1 July to 15 August 2020 period from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 September 2020.
This was confirmed by the acting UIF Commissioner in the media statement, Marsha Bronkhorst.The acting Commissioner revealed that the fund was aware of the inconveniences caused and was apologetic in the media statement.
She revealed that the halt of payments took place as the fund was responding to observations that were made by the Auditor General . The Fund promised to make multiple payments the for the rest of the week so that the beneficiaries get paid.
Even though the Fund promised starting the processing payments, it made it clear that they will only be made to competent claims only.
It was added that for incomplete claims or claims which would be having outstanding information, there would be no automatic processing of those.
As a result of some claims whose information may be outstanding, the Fund called on the employers to ensure that everything is completed.
There was a call for those employers who are yet to submit applications for Covid-19 TERS benefits to take note of the closing dates for those applications .
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