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UIF braces for COVID-19 claims flood – EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) on Tuesday said it had emergency reserves in place to deal with the anticipated flood of claims due to the COVID-19 crisis.The organisation is responsible for providing relief to eligible employees in times of distress.Government has also indicated its funds will be pivotal in cushioning some businesses and the workforce from the economic effects of the spread of the virus and the looming lockdown.WATCH: SA on lockdown: Here’s what you need to knowNews by Google – https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMiQWh0dHBzOi8vZXduLmNvLnphLzIwMjAvMDMvMjUvdWlmLWJyYWNlcy1mb3ItY292aWQtMTktY2xhaW1zLWZsb29k0gFFaHR0cHM6Ly9ld24uY28uemEvMjAyMC8wMy8yNS91aWYtYnJhY2VzLWZvci1jb3ZpZC0xOS1jbGFpbXMtZmxvb2QvYW1w?oc=5