LETTER: UIF deaf to calls from the unemployed
Call centre remains closed for duration of the lockdown as officials take a paid holiday when help is needed most
I can echo Michael Bagraim’s sentiments (“UIF has locked out many recipients since lockdown (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/letters/2020-04-14-letter-uif-has-locked-out-many-recipients-since-lockdown/)”, April 14).
I was retrenched from my position at the end of March, along with two other colleagues. I attempted to register for unemployment benefits online and was prevented from doing so by the “vetting process” that is required if you’re a first-time applicant...