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As of July 21st, SCWOS is back online. Claimants, please remember that you are required to complete at least two job searches while logged into your SCWOS account in order to remain eligible for benefits, and remember, you can check your claim status tracker by clicking “Go To My Home Page” when you login to the MyBenefits portal.

If you received an email asking you to complete a survey and you would like to know more, please call 803-737-0368 or visit

Both the employer system (SUITS) and the claimant system (MyBenefits Portal) will be down for monthly maintenance on Sunday, August 7, from 12-4 pm. 

We also make nightly changes to the claimant system (MyBenefits Portal) from 11 pm – 3 am, and the system will be temporarily unavailable during this time. 

Search for Work

Starting April 18, 2021, you must actively search for work each week that you file a weekly certification for unemployment insurance benefits.

To remain eligible, you must conduct at least two (2) job searches each week through SC Works Online Services (SCWOS). Per South Carolina law, only job searches through SCWOS are counted for this requirement. 
To set up your account, just visit SC Works Online Services (SCWOS) and click on the “Not Registered” link in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Watch this video tutorial on how to register for a free SCWOS account.  To reset your password for your original username, click on the “Forgot username/password?” link on the SC Works Online Services page.

For a step-by-step tutorial on how to ensure your work searches are counted each week, please review this PDF tutorial.