TERS Benefit Extended

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The TERS benefits claim period has been extended and employers may now claim on behalf of eligible employees for the extended period of 16 September 2020 to 15 October 2020.

The extended period will apply as it did for the previous extension periods, and covers employers in the following categories as per the directives of 11 August 2020 and 4 September 2020;

  • Not permitted to commence operations under the Disaster Management Regulations.

  • Unable to make alternative arrangements for vulnerable workers, such as working from home or taking special measures under the OHS Direction to protect them.

  • Unable to make use of their services because of operational requirements caused by compliance with the Regulations and Directions such as rostering, staggering working hours, short time, and the introduction of shift systems and the temporary reduction in the employee’s ordinary remuneration.

Applications for the extension period are open on the TERS portal and will close on 31 December 2020.

 

First Time Applicants:

If you have not yet claimed for Covid19 TERS benefits, then you need to urgently activate your profile online, following the instructions to electronically sign the MOA and Letter of Undertaking, and upload bank confirmation letter. It should be noted that all previous Covid19 TERS periods are closed and so first-time applicants will only be able to claim for the period 16 September – 15 October 2020.

 

Technical issues

Users who experience technical difficulty in creating – or accessing – their profile are directed to immediately contact the Call Centre 0800 030 007 to gain assistance. A reference number will be issued that will enable resolution follow-up and, in the event of non-resolution by application cut-off date, evidence of your efforts to comply can be provided to UIF to motivate acceptance of a late application.

For more information on the above topic, please contact the LabourNet Helpdesk at 

 

0861 LABNET (0861 522638).

 

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