How to file a weekly claim
Once you have filed an initial claim for unemployment benefits, you are required to file a weekly claim each week thereafter; even while you are waiting to find out if you are eligible.
You may do this via Teleclaim by calling 1-866-831-1725 from 4 a.m. until midnight EST, logging on to the MyBenefits portal and selecting File Your Weekly Claim on the homepage.
Note: Before you can file your first weekly claim, you must wait two to three business days after submitting your initial claim for the system to process your information.
Register for work
Once you become an Interstate claimant, you are exempt from registering for work with SC Works Online Services.
However, you must register for work through the workforce center in the state you now live in within two weeks of becoming an Interstate claimant.
You still must actively search for suitable work each week that you file a weekly certification for unemployment insurance benefits.
Suitable work includes any trade, occupation, or business in which you are qualified based on your training or experience, and which pays at least 90 percent of your previous salary during your first eight paid weeks of unemployment and 75 percent of your previous salary after eight paid weeks of unemployment.
DEW may audit your claim at any point by requesting verifiable documentation of your weekly search for suitable work. As a result, DEW strongly recommends that you keep a detailed record of all your job searches, including the date of the contact, the name and address of the organization, the position applied for and the wage offered.
You may use the Record of Work Seeking Activities (UCB-303) form to document your job contacts. You may be disqualified from future benefits and required to repay benefits you have already received if you fail to provide DEW with verifiable proof of your active search for suitable work when requested.