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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline is December 28, 2022
Columbia, S.C. – The deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is Wednesday, December 28, 2022.
The DUA program makes funds available to assist people who became unemployed as a direct result of Hurricane Ian, which occurred on September 25, 2022. It is also available to small business owners and the self-employed, including 1099 contract workers, who have lost personal income due to the disaster.
If you live in Charleston, Georgetown, or Horry county and lost work or were unemployed as a direct result of Hurricane Ian, then please go to the MyBenefits Portal in order to apply for DUA. You can also visit dew.sc.gov and click the MyBenefits Login in the first circle of the homepage to apply through the unemployment insurance benefits system. For help, please call 1-866-831-1724.
Please note that any DUA applications filed after the deadline will be considered untimely and benefits may be denied. Applicants will be asked to submit information about their employment and other documentation to support the claim that they were working or self-employed when the disaster occurred.
Workers or business owners in the eligible counties who meet the following criteria may be eligible to receive a minimum of $134.00 and up to a maximum of $326.00 per week in DUA benefits: