How long does it take to get the UIF money?

The time it takes to get your UIF (Unemployment Insurance Fund) money will depend on several factors, including how quickly your claim is processed and approved, as well as how long it takes for the payment to be processed and transferred to your bank account.

In general, the Department of Labour aims to process and pay out valid UIF claims within 10 working days from the date the claim was submitted. However, in some cases, it may take longer than this due to factors such as a high volume of claims or missing documentation.

If there are any issues with your claim, such as missing information or discrepancies in your employment history, it may take longer to process your claim. You can check the status of your claim by logging into the UIF portal or by contacting the Department of Labour directly.

It’s important to note that you should continue to actively search for employment while you are waiting for your UIF payout, as the benefit is only intended to provide temporary financial assistance while you are unemployed.