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Disaster Unemployment Assistance

South Carolina has begun the recovery phase from Hurricane Matthew. As part of that, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) is here to help individuals get back to work.

If you have lost your job as a direct result of Hurricane Matthew, you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). DUA benefits are funded by the federal government to assist after a disaster. As part of that assistance, DEW administers funds to individuals who have lost their job because a business was damaged or closed during the hurricane.

Once the storm damage has been assessed and a disaster declaration has been made for a county, individuals have 30 calendar days to file for benefits.


If you are an individual and need information
to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance:


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Need Assistance?


DEW is available to assist any organization or agency that needs help providing information about Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits, or the agency can send a team to take claims at an event or center where those affected by Hurricane Matthew are gathered. To request assistance contact:

Mark Hendrick
jmhendrick@dew.sc.gov
(803)737-0089

EW is available to assist any organization or agency that needs help providing information about Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits, or the agency can send a team to take claims at an event or center where those affected by Hurricane Matthew are gathered. Do request assistance contact:

Mark Hendrick
Mhendrick@dew.sc.gov
(803)737-0089

DEW is available to assist any organization or agency that needs help providing information about Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits, or the agency can send a team to take claims at an event or center where those affected by Hurricane Matthew are gathered. Do request assistance contact:

Mark Hendrick
Mhendrick@dew.sc.gov
(803)737-0089

DEW is available to assist any organization or agency that needs help providing information about Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits, or the agency can send a team to take claims at an event or center where those affected by Hurricane Matthew are gathered. Do request assistance contact:

Mark Hendrick
Mhendrick@dew.sc.gov
(803)737-0089

DEW is available to assist any organization or agency that needs help providing information about Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits, or the agency can send a team to take claims at an event or center where those affected by Hurricane Matthew are gathered. Do request assistance contact:

Mark Hendrick
Mhendrick@dew.sc.gov
(803)737-0089