How long does it take for UIF to be paid?

The time it takes for the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to be paid in South Africa depends on various factors, including the completeness of your application and the verification process that the UIF needs to complete before making any payments.

Typically, it takes between two and four weeks for the UIF to process an application and make a payment. However, the process may take longer if there are any issues with your application or if the UIF needs to request additional information or documentation from you.

It is important to note that during peak periods of unemployment, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UIF may experience higher volumes of applications and processing times may be delayed.

If you have not received your UIF payment after the estimated processing time has elapsed, you can contact the UIF call center at 0800 030 007 to check on the status of your application.