Unemployment Insurance benefit claims
Unemployment benefit payments are made to workers (claimants) who are temporarily unemployed through no fault of their own and attempting to re-enter the labor force. As an employer, your South Carolina unemployment taxes pay the entire cost of unemployment benefits paid. By law, unemployment taxes cannot be withheld from the wages you pay workers.
Since it is your taxes that are used to pay benefits to your former workers, it is to your advantage to become familiar with the benefit provisions of the Unemployment Insurance program.
In order for an individual to receive unemployment benefit payments, several basic requirements must be met, including:
- The worker must have lost their job through no fault of their own.
- The individual must be able to work.
- The individual must be available for work and willing to take any suitable offer.
- The individual must be actively looking for a job and continue to seek employment while receiving benefits.