Unemployment Insurance: South Carolina
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Meryl Gutterman, formerly of Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.
- Most employers doing business in South Carolina are subject to South Carolina's unemployment compensation law. See Employer Coverage.
- Individuals must meet certain eligibility requirements to receive unemployment insurance benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
- Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
- Unemployment benefits are generally available for up to 20 weeks. See Benefits.
- When a claimant files for unemployment benefits, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce investigates the claim by contacting both the claimant and the claimant's former employer. See Filing Claims.
- Employers are subject to certain notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.