Search for Work

To remain eligible for benefits, you must actively search for suitable work each week that you file a weekly certification for unemployment insurance benefits.

Suitable work includes searching for work in 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 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. Any job search you perform on South Carolina Works Online Services (SCWOS) using your registered username and password will be considered a verifiable job search.

If you need to reset your password for your original username, click on the “Forgot username/ password?” link on the SC Works Online Services page.


 Your work searches can be documented on the work search form (UCB-303).

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