Ex-mineworkers to claim for unemployment insurance

2018-07-11 06:01

There is still time for ex-mineworkers who left employment in the mines prior to 1 April 2002 to make applications for unclaimed benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).

This can be done during departmental visits and follows after a successful campaign for unclaimed benefits by the Department of Labour in the Frances Baard and parts of the Pixley ka Seme District from 30 May to 26 June.

The campaign started in Hartswater, and already yielded positive results with a turnout of 729 applicants and 358 applications already processed for payment.

Kebalepile Khula, the Northern Cape’s communication officer of the Department of Labour, says all ex-mineworkers who left their employment after 2002 will be assessed in line with the Unemployment Insurance Act of 2001.

The department urges all potential ex-miner applicants to bring along several documents for verification: an identity document, access card and IRP5 (from the previous mine employer), old “blue card”, previous salary advice or any proof of mine employment (including “Ma­khulu’s kop” card, “dompas” or Teba record).

The dates of the campaign in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District, where mineworkers can be served free of charge, will be communicated.

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