Raf claim status check

Elad Smadja
Date published: 
August 1, 2019

You’ve read the headlines:

  • A cyclist who was knocked down by a motor vehicle and sustained injuries, including broken ribs, a fractured jaw and hearing loss in one ear, received a settlement of R800 335.
  • A 6-year-old boy received a Road Accident Fund payout of R4 423 783for injuries that he sustained when the car that he was travelling in collided with a city power generator that was not visible to the driver.
  • A female passenger who sustained a head injury and multiple fractures, which left her with a speech impediment, was awarded R6 170 487in damages.
  • A young boy who sustained severe injuries to his leg and foot in a car accident received a payout of R2 500 000.
  • A man who sustained serious injuries – including a fractured knee, broken arm and fractured vertebrae – and lost his wife and 9-month old son in a road accident received a payout of R2 887 387from the Road Accident Fund.

Now it’s finally your day at court.

Unfortunately, what nobody tells you is that even once the court has approved a settlement, there is still a substantial waiting period before you see any cash. This is when personal injury attorneys tend to receive the phone call asking “what’s the status of my RAF claim?” and “how can I get paid out quicker”?

What is the status of my RAF Claim

The Road Accident Fund use the below diagram to explain to potential litigants the RAF claims process:

Unfortunately, what is not depicted in this diagram is the large waiting time in between stages and especially at the end post court-order or settlement.

Because the RAF is currently facing cash flow problems, it may take time – in some cases, more than 180 days – after settlement of your claim for the RAF to pay you the awarded amount.

The frustrating issue is that during this period, not even your attorney will be able to give you certainty on the status of your RAF claim. If you are waiting for these funds for a specific purpose, this uncertainty can be extremely painful.

How can I get paid out quicker?

Now there is finally a solution. RAFPay provides you with immediate cash relief based on the value of your court order. Once we have all the required documentation, we make payment on the same day.

RAFPay is not a loan and so you can be sure that no interest is growing while the Road Accident Fund are delaying.

Now there is no more needing to continually check your RAF claim status.

If you have a signed court order and could benefit from ending the delay, contact RAFPay on +27 (0)66-070-6380 (WhatsApps and ‘Please call me’s are welcome). You can also email us at cash@rafpay.co.za

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