UIF Forms

In South Africa, there are several forms related to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) that you may need to fill out depending on your situation. Below are the forms:

  1. UI-19 and UI-2.7: These forms are completed by the employer.
  2. UI-2.1: This is the application form.
  3. UI-2.8: This is a bank form completed by the bank.
  4. UI-8: Application for registration as an employer.
  5. UI-2-1: Application for unemployment benefits.
  6. UI2-2: Application for illness benefits.
  7. UI-2-3: Application for maternity benefits.
  8. UI-2-4: Application for adoption benefits.
  9. UI-2-5: Application for dependants benefits by surviving spouse.
  10. UI-2-6: Application for dependants benefits other than spouse.

You can download these forms from the Department of Employment and Labour’s portal.

Unemployment Insurance Fund(UIF)  or uFiling is a secure Online system introduced to Employers to register, declare and pay UIF contributions. Employees can also use the system to apply for benefits such as unemployment, maternity and illness.

How to Apply

To activate your Employee account you need to have the following documents and information available:

  1. Your valid 13 Digit South African ID number
  2. Your e-mail address where all correspondence will be emailed
  3. Cell phone number mandatory

As an online registered Employee you will be able to securely submit your Application for Benefits (for Unemployment, Reduced Time Benefits, Maternity, Illness and Adoption), to submit Continuation of Benefits and Notice of Appeal.