Income and Eligibility Verification

Wage data and other confidential UI information that you supply to DEW may be disclosed for the purpose of administering the UI program and for other governmental purposes, including but not limited to the verification of a person’s eligibility for government programs.

Claimant Eligibility

To learn more about what makes an individual eligible or ineligible for UI benefits, please review the Eligibility Requirements page.

Offers of Work

Individuals who have turned down offers of suitable work are not eligible for UI benefits during that week. If you have offered an individual a job and they refused, it is important for you to report the incident to DEW by submitting an Offer of Work Form (UCB-261) to the address below. This ensures that only eligible individuals receive UI benefits and helps minimize tax rates for all businesses.

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce
Benefits Section
P.O. Box 995
Columbia, SC 29202

Temporary Agencies

Under South Carolina law, claimants can be held ineligible for failing to maintain weekly contact with temporary agencies. Temporary agencies can notify DEW electronically of a claimant’s failure to maintain weekly contact through the Notice of Failure to Report Weekly portal.


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