What is the maximum UIF payout per month?

The maximum UIF (Unemployment Insurance Fund) payout per month is calculated based on your previous salary and the number of days you are eligible for benefits, up to a maximum of 365 days (12 months) in a four-year cycle.

As of April 2023, the maximum daily benefit that can be paid out by the UIF is R256. Therefore, the maximum monthly payout would be R6,848 (R256 x 26), assuming a 26-day work month.

It’s important to note that the actual payout amount you receive may be lower than the maximum amount, as it is calculated based on your previous income and other factors. Additionally, there may be additional deductions, such as tax and other fees, from your payout amount.