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State Benefit Lien Registry

Related to South Carolina Statute S.C. Code § 12-54-122, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) will implement a statewide benefit lien registry for filing and indexing state benefit liens on 03/01/2023.  The implementation of benefit liens will occur in stages, and not all liens will be filed on 03/01/2023.  If there is a balance due that is lien eligible, then a lien may be filed at any time after 03/01/2023.  If a lien is not filed, it does not negate the responsibility of the balance due.

Once implemented on 03/01/2023, DEW's Online Benefit Lien Registry can be accessed at

  • Lien Search: You may search DEW liens by the SC DEW lien ID, individual name and the last four digits of the social security number
  • Payments: A payment may be remitted on any DEW lien by logging into your MyBenefits claimant portal at
  • Lien Satisfaction: Once a lien has been paid in full and the payment has been processed, then you will be able to view and print confirmation of the satisfied lien

Please refer to the frequently asked questions found here for any questions that you may have regarding the benefit lien registry.

For any additional questions please contact us at 1-866- 831-1724 and follow the prompts for Collections.