Eligibility for the Benefits
Physically and mentally able to perform suitable work
Available for suitable work
making reasonable effort to find work
Free of participation or direct interest in labor dispute
Free of disqualification
Steps used to file unemployment insurance
Step One: Apply for Benefits
You must submit an initial claim in order for DEW to determine if your circumstances meet the eligibility requirements of the UI program.
Step Two: Register for Work
Within two weeks of submitting your initial claim, you must register for work on SC Works Online Service
Step Three: File your Weekly Claim and Search for work
Once you have filed an initial claim for unemployment benefits and registered for work, you are required to file a weekly claim and search for work each week thereafter; even while you are waiting to find out if you are eligible.