It seems that many people are confused about the UIF and when one can claim from them.
The UIF is NOT some kind of piggy bank, into which you save (via your UIF contributions) and when you leave an employer the UIF pays you some kind of benefits.
The UIF only supports you in the following instances:
if you are on maternity leave
if you have been fired (for whatever reason)
if your contract has expired
if you were retrenched
The UIF does not pay you if you have resigned from a job. It kind of makes sense if you think about it. If you resign, you chose to be unemployed versus any of the above reasons where you find yourself without a job without wanting to be unemployed.
Maternity claims are obviously a bit different.. If you have resigned you can still claim for maternity benefits. UIF-Hero only deals with maternity benefits and we make the process as simple as possible. Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about it.