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We are aware that some eligible claimants have reported they have not received their payment for last week. Please know that depending on your payment method and your financial institution it may take 48-72 hours for your benefits to show up in your bank account or on a debit card.
We make nightly changes to the claimant system (MyBenefits Portal) from 11 pm – 3 am, and the system will be temporarily unavailable during this time.
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The U.S. Department of Labor requires DEW to randomly perform UI Tax Account Audits on a percentage of South Carolina employers each year. Others are selected to verify that wages are being reported correctly or individuals are classified correctly in accordance with UI law.
The purpose of UI audits are:
Businesses with or without an active UI account may be selected for an audit to determine if they are a liable employer. The auditor can answer any questions regarding the UI law as it relates to reporting individuals.
View more information on how to best prepare for a UI tax audit.
Field Service Representatives
Field service representatives are available to help employers understand UI legal requirements and are also responsible for the following activities:
Administrative Tax Appeal
Visit the Administrative Tax Appeal section.
You may contact a field service representative in your area. Representatives are here to answer questions and help you navigate the tax process successfully.
Aiken Satellite Office
Aiken, Edgefield and McCormick Counties
Beaufort Satellite Office
Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties
Charleston District Office
Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties
Columbia District Office
Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Richland, Saluda and Sumter counties
Conway District Office
Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties
Greenville District Office
Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee and Pickens counties
Florence District Office
Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Kershaw, Lee, Marlboro and Marion counties
Rock Hill District Office
Chester, Lancaster and York Counties
Spartanburg Satellite Office
Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties