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UIF pays close to R6 billion in May for relief payments

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THE Department of Employment and Labour continues to make a difference to the lives of workers with payments through the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) as well as working on processing Covid-19 claims that have come in through the Compensation Fund (CF).

For May payments alone, the UIF has disbursed close to R6 billion (R5 893 080 491.35) for 1 440 757 individuals to help them cope with the worst effects of the lockdown while the CF has logged 448 claims that have been received directly as well as via the Rand Mutual and Federated Employers.

According to the department, the relief payments are part of the basket of services government has laid out to different sectors as a means to ride the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic which has seen businesses close and workers going without income.

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