The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce offers several options to report suspected cases of unemployment benefit fraud, identity theft and job refusals. The preferred method to submit your report of suspected UI fraud and abuse is through their online form.

You’ll find examples of Claimant Fraud and Employer Fraud.

It’s also where you can begin the process to Report Identity Theft Fraud and Report Business Fraud.

Your participation strengthens DEW’s efforts to ensure South Carolina employers’ tax dollars are spent wisely and UI benefits only go to eligible individuals.

You’ll also see a refresh to, that makes it a mobile-focused site with an emphasis on an improved, streamlined user experience.

You can find information about the Unemployment Insurance (UI) process, workforce opportunities and labor market information, as well as links to the critical services associated with the agency, including the MyBenefits portal for UI claimants.

New features include an easy to find “How Do I?” dropdown menu that prompts users with direct access to answers for common questions, a glossary for UI language, embedded widgets of recent important Facebook posts and tweets from the agency and easy access to DEW’s verified social media accounts.

The YouTube video at the top of this page highlights many of the new features.

“Our website has been one of the most in-demand state agency sites during this pandemic,” DEW Executive Director Dan Ellzey said, citing it as the main resource used by claimants and employers use, as well as a location to stay updated on unemployment benefits and evolving federal programs.

“We spent a lot of time listening to claimants and employers regarding their experience with the system. We then took that feedback to a vendor who specializes in government websites to create the refreshed look.”

Other DEW Resources

DEW mobile app: Allows claimants to certify, view their claim and see payments status.

SC Works Online Services mobile app: Allows UI claimants the ability to conduct work searches as they apply for benefits each week. It also allows employers to find new hires and post jobs on the state’s largest jobs database (SCWOS).

“DEW is always looking for new ways to be better and bring resources, information and access to those who heavily rely on us during this crisis,” Ellzey said.