The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is a government program that provides financial assistance to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.
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How to Check UIF Balance
If you are a registered UIF contributor, you can check your balance to see how much money you can claim.
There are three ways to check your UIF balance:
You can check your balance on the UIF website, https://ufiling.labour.gov.za/uif/login. To do this, you will need a UIF number and a PIN. You can create a PIN if you don’t already have one.
You can also check your balance using the UIF code USSD. To do this, dial *134*843# from your mobile phone.
You can call the UIF switchboard at 0800 030 007.
When you check your UIF balance, you will be able to see the following information:
- Your total UIF contribution
- Amount you have to claim
- Your last donation date
- Status of your claim, if you have made.
How to Check UIF Balance Online
- Go to the UIF website:https://ufiling.labour.gov.za/uif/login
- Click “Sign In”.
- Enter your UIF number and PIN.
- Click “Connect”.
- Click “Check my balance”.
- Enter the Captcha code.
- Click “Send”.
How to Check UIF Balance with USSD
- Dial *134*843# from your mobile phone.
- Select the option to check your balance.
- Enter your UIF number.
- Enter your PIN.
- Press Enter.
- You will need to have a valid UIF number and PIN to check your balance using USSD.
- If you do not have a PIN, you can create one by dialing *134*843# and selecting the option to create a PIN.
- The USSD service may be slow or unavailable at times. If you are having trouble using the service, you can try again later.
- If you have any problems checking your balance using USSD, you can contact the UIF call center for assistance.
How do I check my UIF balance?
You can check your UIF balance online, using USSD, or by calling the UIF call center.
What do I need to check my UIF balance?
You will need a UIF number and a PIN. If you don’t have a PIN, you can create one.
How often can I check my UIF balance?
You can check your UIF balance as many times as you like.
What if I lose my UIF or PIN?
You can contact the UIF call center for an alternative number or PIN.
What if I can’t check my UIF balance online or use USSD?
You can call the UIF switchboard for support.
How long does it take to check my UIF balance?
Checking your UIF balance takes just a few minutes.
What will I see when I check my UIF balance?
You’ll see your total contribution to the UIF, the amount you have to claim, the date of your last contribution, and the status of your claim, if you’ve made it.
How do I know if my UIF contribution has been deducted from my salary?
You can ask your employer to confirm that your UIF contribution has been deducted from your paycheck. You can also check the UIF contribution statement that you will receive monthly from your employer.
What if I don’t have enough UIF fees to qualify for benefits?
You may not be able to claim the UIF if your contribution is insufficient. However, you may still be eligible for other forms of financial assistance, such as social assistance or grants.
How do I remove my UIF status?
If you are no longer employed, you can remove your UIF status by contacting the UIF call center. You will need to provide a UIF number and proof of your employment status.
It is important to check your UIF balance, especially if you are unemployed or planning to apply for benefits. By checking your account balance regularly, you can ensure that you have enough money to cover your expenses until you find a new job.