How do you claim maternity benefits?

Register at the Labour Office or register and claim online.  If you are too ill to go to the Labour Office, a friend or family member can make the application but must take all the documents with them.

Documents you need to make the claim:

·   ID book

·   Copies of your last six pay slips

·   Form UI-2.8 for banking details

·   UI-19 – information supplied by your employer

·   A service certificate from the employer

·   Proof of banking details

·   A statement of amount paid to you during maternity leave

·   Form UI-2.7

·   Form UI-2.3 (application form)

·   Medical certificate from a doctor or birth certificate of the baby

·   Form UI-4 (follow up form)

·   A fully completed registration form

When you register for maternity benefits you will get FORM UF92.  This form must be filled in by a doctor.  You must then take the form back to the Labour Office.

How do you claim illness benefits?

 Register at the nearest Labour Office or register and claim online.  If you are too ill to go to the Labour Office, a friend or family member can bring the form to sign.

 Documents you need to make the claim:

·   ID book

·   Copies of your last six pay slips

·   UI-19 – information supplied by your employer

·   A service certificate from the employer

·   Proof of banking details

·   A statement of amount paid to you during the period of illness

·   A fully completed registration form

·   Doctors medical certificate (UF86) (relevant section completed by the doctor)

The Labour Office will post Form UF87 to you. Complete this form and ask your doctor to sign it. You will only be paid for the time the doctor books you off work.

How do you claim unemployment benefits?

Register at the nearest Labour Office or register and claim online. 

Sign the unemployment register and return to sign it when you are told to do this to show that you are still unemployed and qualify for benefits.  If you miss signing the register this could delay your application.  If you are ill on the day you need to sign, you need to have a doctor’s certificate.    

 Documents you need to  make the claim:

·   ID book

·   Copies of your last six pay slips

·   UI-19 – information supplied by your employer

·   A service certificate from the employer

·   Proof of registration as a work seeker

· A fully completed registration form

How many months can an employee claim UIF?

UIF can be claimed by an employee for up to 12 months, provided that the employee has full credit days. An employee can claim one day’s income for every 4 days of work, which can build up to a maximum of 365 days (or 12 months) over 4 years of continued employment.  In other words, if an employee has contributed to the UIF for 4 years, they can claim 12 months benefits.

  If the employee has contributed for a shorter period than 4 years, they will only be entitled to claim one day for every 5 days of work.