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Unemployment Insurance Benefits

While you are looking for new employment you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. These benefits are provided through the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW). UI benefits can help you with weekly financial assistance while you are between jobs. The program allows UI recipients to maintain purchasing power, therefore, easing the serious effects of unemployment on individual households.

The Unemployment Insurance claims process is made up of four steps. You must:

  1. Apply for benefits.
  2. Register for work.
  3. Search for work.
  4. File your weekly claim.

To begin the claims process, click here.

DEW has several resources to assist you with the filing process – click here to visit our website with step by step instructions, or click here to find tutorials and videos.

Frequently Asked Questions about Unemployment Benefits


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