Apply for and certify your claim here.
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 dew.sc.gov/survey.
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.
Employers must file a quarterly wage report each quarter. The State Unemployment Insurance Tax System (SUITS) makes it easy for employers to file online. If you have an account with DEW, but have not used SUITS, you will need to authenticate your account to get started. To do so, visit SUITS authentication. If you do not have an account number and need to register for an account with DEW, please create an account here.
The following are examples of wages that should be included in your report:
For questions about whether specific types of payments are considered wages, you can log into your SUITS portal to communicate with a DEW representative.
We realize that online filing is not a realistic expectation for every employer. If you have less than 100 employees, and are unable to file and pay online, you may submit paper forms and payments to DEW.
If you need to correct information on a submitted report, using the SUITS online portal is the most convenient and fastest way to make adjustments. Adjustments can only be made for the most recent 16 quarters.
If you choose to file by paper, it is important to leave sufficient time at the end of the quarter for timely processing. Due dates for each quarter are listed below.
|January - March||April 30|
|April - June||July 31|
|July - September||October 31|
|October - December||January 31|
Please mail paper quarterly reports and payments to the below address.
S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce
Employer Tax Services
P.O. Box 7103
Columbia, SC 29202
Each employer must preserve the following records for five years.
For each pay period:
For each individual employed during the period:
These records may be used by the department to verify eligibility for UI benefits or for potential future audits of your business.