|If my boss is not going to pay my salary, then how am I going
to manage financially while I am on maternity leave?
The UIF contributions that you have been making from your
salary will now entitle you to maternity benefits which
will extend for 17 weeks. However, you need to be very organized,
as the forms have to be submitted three months before the
baby is born (eight weeks before you begin your maternity
If you have a miscarriage after you are six months pregnant,
or if your baby is stillborn, then you will still be entitled
to claim maternity benefits for six weeks. You are entitled
to this leave even if your miscarriage occurred before you
started your maternity leave.
The fact that you have claimed maternity benefits will
not affect your unemployment benefits, should you need to
claim them at any stage.
Maternity benefits - Job
Maternity benefits - Leave