Disappointment as UIF TERS is shut down
FSA has learnt through B4SA representatives at Nedlac that all payments of Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits have been halted.
This is due to a pending investigation by the Auditor-General. It is understood that the Auditor-General is investigating system integrity problems at the UIF related to the TERS system. None of the already significantly delayed payments on claims for the July/August period, for which claims opened only on 17 August, have been made. The catching up on backlog payments going back as far as April has also been halted.