In terms of section 19 of the Unemployment Insurance Act No 63 of 2001 the right to claim illness benefits are guaranteed
(1) “For the purposes of this Part i.e. Illness benefits, the period of illness must be determined from the date the contributor ceases to work as a result of the illness.
In term of section 20(1) “Subject to section 14; a contributor is entitled to the illness benefits contemplated in this Part for any period of illness if –
(2) A contributor is not entitled to illness benefits –
For the purposes of clarity, the contributor refers to the employee. Ensure that your employer deduct UIF as it is an insurance in case your sick leave is depleted.
In a nutshell, UIF ACT brings relief on the side of the employee and also the surety in case there is no income.
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