UIF Maternity Consulting

UIF Maternity Consulting strives to make your claim to the Department of Labour (DOL) as easy and painless as possible. We will consult you through the process, while you enjoy what you need to right now!

Important to Note:

The following is important to note, to be able to claim UIF maternity benefits:

1. Your baby must be younger than 6 months.
2. You must be a salary earner who pays UIF monthly.
3. You can claim if you are a member of a Closed Corporation or a director of a Company and pay UIF monthly.
4. You cannot claim benefits when you are trading as a sole proprietor.
5. You cannot claim if you receive your full salary while on maternity leave.
6. You cannot claim if you claimed other UIF benefits in the last 4 years (excluding maternity).
7. You must have a South African ID book.
8. You cannot claim if you are employed by the Government and not contributing to UIF monthly.

UIF Maternity Consulting Process:

The 3 Step UIF consulting process works as follows:

  1. We will send you an email with our UIF consulting agreement. Once we receive this signed agreement and payment for our consulting service as stated in the agreement, we will be able to guide you through the rest of claim submission process.
  2. We will provide you with instructions and advice on all the relevant UIF forms you need to complete, for your claim submission.
  3. We will submit your applicable forms for you, on uFiling. Please note that we do not charge a fee to assist you with submitting a claim on uFiling and offer this service free of charge.

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Simply complete the contact form and one of our consultants will get back to you on pricing for our UIF Maternity consulting service.

Forms of Claims:

The following forms of claims can be done with the UIF office for maternity benefits:

  • Salary earners / employees may claim if they contribute monthly towards the UIF.
  • Members of a Closed Corporation or Directors from a company making a monthly drawing or taking a salary from the company.
  • Salary earners / employees with a stillborn or miscarriage in the third trimester may claim benefits for 6 weeks.
  • Salary earners / employees who resign while pregnant or while / when going on maternity leave will be able to claim up to 4 months.
  • Non South African residents with a valid working permit and who contribute monthly to UIF may claim benefits.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1. Will I pay any tax on my UIF claim? 

No, income tax is not payable on UIF benefits.

2. How do I get paid by the Department of Labour? 

Your UIF benefits will be paid directly into your bank account.

3. How much can one be expected to be paid out?

The benefits vary between 38% and 60% of the gross salary of an employee. The capped amount for a salary is R 14,872 and if you earn more than that monthly, your benefit will be calculated on this capped amount. For every 6 months employed you are entitled to 1 month of benefits.

For a gross salary of the capped amount of R 14,872, you could expect about R 5,400 per month.
For a gross salary of R 5,000 , you could expect about R 2,500 per month.
For a gross salary of R 3,000 , you could expect about R 1,600 per month.

4. For how long will I receive the UIF maternity benefits?

If you were employed for the maximum period of years (to be calculated by the Department of labour) you are entitled to 4 months of maternity leave and payout of benefits. You can only claim for the amount of months that you are on maternity leave, if you are on maternity leave for less than the 4 months, you will only receive UIF maternity benefits for that period.

5. Can I claim UIF maternity benefits while being paid my full salary?

No, you will not receive any benefit. You will only be able to claim benefits when you are partially paid are not being paid at all for the duration of your maternity leave.

6. Is there a cut-off time for submitting the UIF maternity benefits? 

A claim can only submitted within the first 6 month of the birth of your baby.

7. How long does the application process take?

The DOL advises that the process takes approximately 5-8 weeks, but from our personal experience the process takes 2-4 months and in some cases a bit longer, but we do everything in our power to ensure the claim gets processed as soon as possible. The DOL has implemented new rules dictating that every individual must follow up on their own claim and that this cannot be done by a 3rd party.