Individuals who need to file for unemployment related to COVID-19 must do so through the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW). To apply, follow the steps:
- Step 1: Review information about how to apply for benefits, including step-by-step instructions and links to FAQs related to the COVID-19 unemployment process, on the SC DEW Apply for Benefits page.
- Step 2: Visit the Claimant Self Service Portal login screen to begin filing an unemployment insurance claim. Begin the filing process.