South Africans are struggling with huge financial burdens after not being paid their full salaries or put on forced unpaid leave as businesses were forced to close during the ongoing Covid-19 national lockdown.
The government set up the Covid-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (TERS) to give assistance by offering special payouts to people who have been affected.
However, some employees have complained of companies who receive the payouts but fail to transfer into their accounts.
“My boss keeps on telling me that he is waiting and nothing has yet arrived, I’m afraid if I corner him with evidence that he was paid, he may start victimizing me, he always does that,” said one Durban trucker from a well-known company known to SA Trucker.
Employees are now able to check on the UIF Covid-19 TERS national disaster application system website to see if their employer has received the funds.
How to check your COVID-19 UIF TERS payment status online
We have made a step-by-step video of how to check if COVID-19 UIF TERS has been paid under your name, which you will find at the end of the article.
To check your payment status, you need your UIF Reference Number or 13 digit South African identity number or passport number if a foreign national.
Step 1 – Open the link, provided below (after the video)
Step 2 – Enter the security captcha provided (it is key sensitive)
Step 3 – Select the period of which you are checking
Step 4 – Enter either your UIF Reference Number or 13 digit SA identity number or passport number
Step 5 – Press Enter to see your payment status
If your COVID-19 UIF TERS for the queried period have been paid, an amount and date of payment will be shown.
In the case where your payment has not been processed, the system will return a notice to that effect.
In response to queries from truck drivers on how to check your UIF TERS payment status, we made this small step-by-step video below: