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SATU unveils 3 additional benefits to support members

Khwezi Makhathini

SATU, the Employee Benefit Fund Board and their administrator, Transparent Financial Services have launched three additional benefits to their already impressive galaxy of member benefits for members in the month of August.

The benefits, namely the Paternity, Domestic Abuse and Reduced Hours benefits were introduced with the intention of extending financial assistance to SATU members during these uncertain times.

Paternity Benefit

An extension of the Union’s maternity benefits, this benefit is aligned to the amended Act which provides for 10 days unpaid paternity/paternal benefit. The benefit will pay an amount of R50 per day to a maximum of 10 days.

This is provided that the member has been a member for at least 1 year. The benefit is limited to only male members of the fund and is subject to proof of paternity being submitted.

The Maternity benefit has also been adjusted to pay an amount of R350 per week for a maximum of 18 weeks provided that the claimant has been a member for at least a year.

Domestic Abuse Benefit

With the scourge of Gender Based Violence against Women, Children and Men, SATU launched the benefit to assist members financially while they are at a place of safety.

This is a once-off benefit for the duration of the member’s lifetime, triggered and limited to when the victim makes use of a registered safe house, and a SAPS case has been opened. R50 per day will be payable for a period no more than 30 days while the victim makes use of the shelter or safe house.

Reduced Hours Benefit

With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic not anywhere in sight and its impact SATU’s members who have endured short time during this period, the reduced hours benefit seeks to provide a safety net for them by providing financial assistance during this time.

An eligible member upon receipt of all required documentation from their employer may claim for reduced working hours with R 150 Per week payable to the member for a maximum of thirteen (13) weeks.

View all our benefits and pricing on our Services page.

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