Unemployment insurance benefits are an important safety net whose purpose is to tide workers and their families over until they can find other employment. In South Carolina, the weekly benefit amount for claimants depends on the wages earned during one year of work. This can be as high as $326 a week, based on the wages earned during a year of work Benefits can continue for up to 20 weeks if the claimant remains eligible. The approval of a claim for benefits can help a family avoid repossession of car, eviction, or foreclosure and can bring needed stability to family finances.
The purpose of this classroom is to provide the information necessary for workers to effectively represent themselves in the claim and appeal processes.
This video provides a very brief overview of unemployment benefits appeals in South Carolina.
This information is not legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific facts and circumstances of each situation. The innformation in this classroom cannot replace the advice of a licensed attorney. It is very helpful to be represented by an attorney in an unemployment benefits appeal. If you cannot afford an attorney, South Carolina Legal Services may be able to assist you. You can apply for legal help by calling (888) 346-5592 or online by visiting https://www.lawhelp.org/sc/online-intake.