How To Update PAYE On UIF Database

How To Update PAYE On UIF Database

South African Department of Employment and Labour NewsUIF has received a number of enquiries regarding the updating of the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) number on the UIF Siyaya database. To update the PAYE number, follow the process below:

1. Complete the UI.8 which can be downloaded from: Forms.aspx
2. Supporting documents needed – SARS certificate and if applicable CIPC registration. documents.
3. Send email with the above documents to


uFiling is a free online service which completely replaces the manual declaration of
monthly UIF returns and contributions. Employers (Commercial and Domestic), Agents
or Tax Practitioners can easily use uFiling to declare and pay UIF contributions online,
view all previous declarations and contributions made, and receive notifications about
future declarations.


Employers are required to provide the UIF with details of all their employees every
month, by not later than the 7th of every month, as defined by the Unemployment
Insurance Act 63, 2001, which excludes non-natural persons and independent
contractors. These details are added to the UIF Employee Database in order to maintain
a record of each employee’s employment history, which will form the basis for the
payment of benefits in terms of section 57 (2) of the Unemployment Insurance Act 63,


There are many benefits to using UIF, which include:
• Submit Claims for various UIF Benefits
• Submit a request for Payment for various UIF Benefits
• View Claims History
• Submit a Notice of Appeal
• View your Employee Declaration Status
• Declare and pay UIF contributions to the fund
• Verify that returns are up to date
• Submit monthly or annual returns

Benefit Application and Payments

Individuals can apply online for the following UIF benefits on the uFiling website:
• Unemployment Benefits
• Reduced Time Benefits
• Maternity Benefits
• Illness Benefits
• Adoption Benefits