09 April 2020 – Relaxed requirements to access Unemployment Insurance Fund

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
Sectors Involved: Physical distancing
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Unemployment Insurance Fund relaxed its processes to minimise physical contact during the lockdown.

Claims will be paid to clients without mandatory source documents for those clients already receiving payment benefits.

An SMS service was implemented for clients to confirm their unemployment status, rather than requiring them to visit a labour centre to sign a continuation form.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/employment-and-labour-relaxes-processes-minimise-physical-contact-during-coronavirus-covid