The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce provides a variety of employment and unemployment services online to the people of the Palmetto State. If you’re looking for a job check out the Job Seekers tab to view job fairs in your area, obtain information about Federal, State and Postal carriers and other special services. Training is also available to those who qualify. Some of the more popular training classes include the state Vocational Rehabilitation Program ( do not get this confused with the Department of Veterans Affairs program as they are different), Occupational Education Program and Workforce Investment Act Training.
Although this online service can be used by job seekers most users access the site for South Carolina Unemployment benefit help. Users can apply for unemployment benefits, register to work, or update your contact and or payment method. A user can also file a weekly claim, check the status of a claim and print a 1099 G for tax purposes. The last thing you need is the IRS breathing down your neck when your unemployed. If you lost your job due to no fault of your own and paid taxes into unemployment it is suggested you file for unemployment insurance. The amount you receive if approved will depend on the amount of wages you made during your base period. The more wages you earned the greater your weekly IU payment should be.
To take advantage of UI South Carolina State benefits you must register online. To register please have a valid email address and have Internet access. You will need to proved your name, address, create a username and password. Your username must be less that 21 characters long and can only contain letters and numbers. Your password must be at least 8 characters long for security purposes and contain at least one number. It should be note that you can claim your weeks online but are not able to file for extended benefits. If you need to file for this type of benefit please visit your workforce center. If you live outside the state you can file extended benefits over the phone by calling toll-free 800.529.8339.