JOHANNESBURG - The Unemployment Insurance Fund says it has R30 billion set aside for formal employees who have lost income over the lockdown period.
Robert Legh from Business SA says employees have started to apply.
Employees can apply for relief from R 3,500 up to R6,700 a month.
"We are assured by the UIF that they are ready to start processing claims," Legh said.
"The reality is that as of yesterday, some 10,000 claims had already been made."
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