We often have very interesting questions from our clients, and a recent question was around asylum seekers and their eligibility to claim UIF benefits, since they do not have South African ID’s.
In South Africa there were 184 976 documented active asylum seekers on December 31, 2018.
Let’s go back a step and look at the SARS definition about who should pay UIF
All employees, as well as their employers, are responsible for contributions to the UIF. However, an employee is excluded from contributing to the UIF if :-
- Employed by the employer for less than 24 hours a month