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To better respond, we are making changes to the claimant system (MyBenefits portal) nightly from 11 pm – 3 am, and our system will not be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Welcome to the new face of DEW

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce is excited to welcome you to the refreshed website.

All of the information that you have come to rely on from our agency is in this fresh, clean, efficient format which is also now fully compatible in mobile view. This updated look should make your experience with the agency more user friendly.

Some new features that we are excited to share with you include our most frequently visited links above in the How Can We Help section, buttons to our five partner websites on every page and simpler menu options so you can find what you need quickly and effectively.

We hope this new web experience will help you as you work with our agency as you work through unemployment to reemployment.


Federal Programs Ending

Federal Pandemic Programs Ending June 26

As per Gov. Henry McMaster’s directive, South Carolina will opt out of the federal pandemic programs with claim week ending June 26, 2021. For more information click here.

DEW Tax Lien Registry

In an effort to streamline the process for employers, DEW has launched a statewide online tax lien registry. Click here to be taken to the registry. 

Tax Lien Registry

Work Search Requirement Starts April 18!

Work Search Starts April 18


Starting April 18, 2021, claimants are responsible to complete two weekly work searches in SCWOS in order to remain eligible for UI benefits. Resources available here!