TERS...the good, (do not focus on) the bad and the ugly...

by Amanda Roothman on 18 September


"When you focus on the good, the good gets better." - Abraham Hicks.

Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.

Let's look at the list of positives:

  • The Department of Labour will resume processing TERS Benefit Claims as of Monday, 21 September.
    Payments were put on hold while the Department of Labour worked with various government databases to verify all ID numbers of applicants. This process has been completed.
  • Deadline dates for claim submissions were extended.
    The Department of Labour originally set the deadline to submit claims for the April through to the July/August periods, to 15 September. This has subsequently been amended:
    • 25 September will be the last day to submit claims for the April & May benefit periods;
    • 25 October will be the last day to submit claims for the June benefit period; and
    • 30 October will be the last day to submit claims for the July/August benefit period. (this also seems to be the deadline for the August/September benefit period which has not opened yet)

      Remember that these closing dates will not affect claims that have already been submitted.
  • Reminder of the regulations issued on the latest directive:
    Employees whose employers are:
    • Not permitted to commence operations;
    • Unable to make alternative arrangements for vulnerable workers (such as working from home);
    • Unable to make use of their services because of operational requirements caused by compliance, such as rostering, staggering working hours, short time or shifts, and the temporary reduction in the employee's ordinary remuneration.

Remember to make use of the Exponential Brilliance free TERS Toolkit to convert the excel TERS application template file into a csv file, ready for upload to the TERS website. You may find instructions on this Toolkit from the following link: Exponential Brilliance TERS Toolkit

The Exponential Brilliance TERS Benefit Calculator is also free to use and will make it easier for the end-user and payroll administrators to calculate in advance the amount of relief you will be receiving from the TERS fund.

Exponential Brilliance has been there through the good, the bad and the ugly. We could have walked away when we hit the bad and the ugly, but we stuck it out because we finish what we start.

Excellence then, is not an act but a habit.

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