Unemployed people who are able to meet the eligibility requirements put forth by the state of South Carolina, are able to receive financial assistance. To be eligible for unemployment benefits in South Carolina, you must have been employed in the state over the past year to year and a half and have earned a predetermined amount of money. You can initiate a claim for unemployment benefits by visiting your local benefit office.
A claimstaker at the local office can assist you in completing the necessary forms. You can also begin the process over the phone or through the internet. You will need your own personal information, your employers’ information, your social security number, photo identification and the dates you worked over the past 18 months.
The amount of assistance that you will receive will depend on the wages you earned while you were working. Once your claim has been approved you will need to maintain your eligibility by filing weekly reports. You will also have to show that you are ready and able to start working again. To file an unemployment claim in South Carolina you can visit their website.