Employers now have the option to make Wage Garnishment payments electronically. This can be done by accessing your Employer Self-Service (ESS) portal and selecting the Wage Garnishment Payments link underneath the Actions Required section. Wage garnishment payments can also be made through your payroll service/third-party vendor by following the Guest Payment link if they do not have access to your ESS portal. From either location, you will enter the information on the individuals you will be making a payment for, and you will be directed to the online payment portal to make the payment. Please note that DEW utilizes SC.GOV for online payments.*
For helpful user guides explaining how to make electronic wage garnishment payments through the ESS Portal or as a Guest Payment, please click on the PDF Guides icon. For additional information, please contact DEW’s Unemployment Insurance Division by calling the toll-free claimant service line at 1-866-831-1724 and following the prompts to speak with a representative. The service line is available on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
* SC.GOV does charge a service fee for both online payment types of credit/debit card and ACH electronic check. For additional information regarding service fees, please contact SC.GOV at 1-803-771-0131 x-1.