Unemployment Benefits in South Carolina

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Welcome to the Jobcase resource round-up for unemployment in South Carolina. If you are here, you are probably trying to figure out your unemployment benefits so you can stay afloat during this challenging time. Applying for unemployment benefits can be complicated, so we put together these resources to help!

What is it called?

The Department of Employment and Workforce for South Carolina (DEW) runs the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.


Initial claims are filed online through the MyBenefits portal. Within a week after applying, you will receive a Monetary Determination by mail outlining your potential weekly and maximum benefits amounts.

NOTE: The maximum weekly benefit amount in South Carolina is $326 before taxes.

By Phone

You can also file for unemployment benefits or get help with your application by calling the TeleClaim Center. Contact them at 1-866-831-1724 from 8AM - 4PM., Monday - Friday.

Info you need to apply

To apply for unemployment, you need to provide personal information including: -Your Social Security number. -Your work history for the past 18 months including: - Employers’ business names, - Employers’ addresses, - Employers’ phone numbers and - Your salary for each employer

FAQ + Resources

Please check out the applicant reference guide here for more information.

Good luck, we're here to help! Information is changing quickly. Please consult the state's applicable website provided above to be sure the information is valid.

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