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Dependants benefits at UIF

Following the death of a contributor to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), you can claim dependant’s benefits from the UIF, if you are a:

  • spouse
  • life partner
  • guardian
  • child of the deceased contributor.

You must apply within six months of the death of the contributor. Dependent children under the age of 21 years are entitled to benefits if there is no surviving spouse or life partner.

Find out more about claiming UIF dependants’ benefits or contact the UIF.