Times are tough! One just has to open a newspaper or listen to the news to hear about retrenchments and temporary lay-offs both as a result of the state of the South African economy and the nationwide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. And while we support Government’s decisive approach to contain the spread of the virus, we understand that it will result in increasing financial pressure on all South Africans.
We’d like to do our bit to help you and ensure that you don’t lose your ability to enforce and defend your legal rights during these tough times.
- We’re postponing our annual premium increase, scheduled from 1 July 2020, for the time being. We’ll continue to assess the situation and will send further communication regarding any increase in due course.
- We’re introducing a COVID-19 Premium Waiver*. If you’re unable to pay your monthly premium as a result of being temporarily laid-off due to the temporary closure of your employer’s business or are on unpaid leave because of the nationwide lockdown, apply and we’ll treat your Membership as paid up for 1 month.
To qualify for the COVID-19 Premium Waiver you need to have paid 3 or more premiums, provide us with a stamped letter from your employer stating that you have been temporarily laid-off or are on unpaid leave and the duration thereof, as well as a copy of your ID.
- Remember our Temporary Disablement and Retrenchment Benefit* that forms part of your LegalWise Membership. If you have been retrenched, apply and we’ll treat your Membership as paid up for 6 months.
To qualify Temporary Disablement and Retrenchment Benefit you need a 12 month period of continuous paid up Membership, provide us with a stamped letter from your employer stating that you have been retrenched, as well as a copy of your ID.
For more information or to apply for the COVID-19 Premium Waiver or the Temporary Disablement and Retrenchment Benefit please call 0861 555654 or e-mail
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*Conditions and exclusions apply.