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UIF Maternity Leave Made Easy

Going on Maternity Leave and not sure where to begin, you can claim for UIF Maternity Leave?

UIF Maternity Leave

Who can claim UIF Maternity Leave?

 You cannot claim if you –

  • get benefits from –
    • the Compensation Fund for an occupational injury or disease; or
    • any other unemployment fund; or
    • have been suspended from claiming because of fraud.

You can claim if you are on maternity leave.

Based on legislation in Section 14, Section 24, Section 36, of the Unemployment Insurance Act

When must I claim UIF Maternity Leave?

Workers must apply as soon as th.ey go on maternity leave.

Based on Legislation in Section 25 of the Unemployment Insurance Act

How long can I claim for?

Workers can claim for 17 weeks.
Workers who miscarry in the third trimester or have a stillborn child can claim for six weeks.

Based on Legislation in Section 24, of the Unemployment Insurance Act

How do I claim?

Workers must fill in the application forms and, together with other required documents, hand it in at a labour centre.

Benefit Payments

How will I be paid?

Benefit payments will be paid at your bank account.

Based on legislation in Section 23, of the Unemployment Insurance Act

Tax

No tax is payable on the benefits.

Based on Legislation in Section 34 of the Unemployment Insurance Act

Overpayments

If you get more money than you should, you must pay back the extra money.

Based on Legislation in Section 35, of the Unemployment Insurance Act

Pay Solutions can assist their clients with your UIF 2.7 and UI 19 forms from the Employer.