Palmetto Workforce Connections


  • Are your unemployment benefits at risk?

    by Kristin Coulter | May 08, 2018

    Did you know that when you file for unemployment benefits you must be actively searching for suitable work?

    And you may need to verify your searches if the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce audits your claims. The agency can do so at any point and will request documentation of your weekly search for work. If your searches cannot be verified, you could be disqualified from future benefits and required to repay benefits you have already received.

    One way to ensure your searches are verifiable is to perform all your job searches through the SC Works Online Services (SCWOS) website at By registering with SCWOS, your searches can be easily verified and counted toward your weekly work searches. Once you have completed your searches keep track of them for your records with the work search form available here.

    Don’t jeopardize your benefits, go to today!



SC Department of Employment and Workforce