Self-Service Resources when Applying for Unemployment Benefits


Applying for unemployment benefits can be a confusing process during an already stressful time. The SC Department of Employment and Workforce wants to make the process as simple as possible.

That’s why there are newly-created user guides that take you through the online filing process including how to:

Feel free to print these guides, pick up copies from a service location near you or access them anytime online.


We also created a step-by-step video tutorial that explains the process in even more detail. Check that out here.

Not sure what wages to report weekly? There’s a video for that too!

You can apply for and manage unemployment benefits anytime, anywhere online through the MyBenefits portal. If you need internet access, check out a service location near you for free computer usage.

If you need further assistance or experience technical difficulties, speak to a service representative weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1.866.831.1724, option 4, then option 1 .