Workers who adopt a baby must apply for benefits at their nearest labour centre in person. If you have legally adopted a child younger than two years and you are a contributor to Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), you can claim adoption benefits.They must take the necessary documents with them.
Claiming UIF Adoption Benefits
If workers want to claim adoption benefits they must use the following steps:
Step 1: Get the documents ready
Before workers can claim, they must get the following documents ready:
- 13-digit bar-coded ID or passport;
- form UI-2.8 for banking details;
- form UI-2.7;
- form UI-2.4 (application form)
- certified copy of the adopted baby’s birth certificate; and
- certified copy of the adoption order.
Step 2: Go to the nearest labour centre
Workers who adopted must go to the nearest labour centre themselves and hand in the documents. Staff at the labour centre will assist them with all the processes and give them more information.
Step 3: Follow all the instructions of the staff at the labour centre
Staff at the labour centre may ask workers who adopt to visit the labour centre at certain times. Workers should do what they ask, or they may not be able to claim.