South Carolina Unemployment Contact Information 

File Weekly Claims in South Carolina

Once you are approved for unemployment benefits, you will receive a few things in the mail. The first is a letter certifying your weekly benefit amount, or WBA, and instructions on how to file your first benefit week. You will also receive a debit card that your benefits will be loaded onto every two weeks, if you did not opt to have your benefits directly deposited.

There is one additional step you will need to complete before you can begin filing your weekly claim. You must register for work through the SC Works program. Their website is located here: On this site, you will need to create an account with a username and password, and also create or upload a resume for employers to see. This must be done within two weeks of applying for benefits. If you do not complete this, then you will not qualify for benefits. In addition, every 90 days you must update your resume on file to continue receiving your benefits.

  • Click on “Create Account if you do not already have a username and password.d

  • The system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Apply Over the Phone

  • Call the TelClaim service line and ask to speak to a representative.

  • The number is 1-866-831-1724.

  • Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

File your Weeks:

File Weekly Claim Online

File Weekly Claim Over the Phone

  • Call the TelClaim at 1-866-831-1724

  • Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. is a privately owned website that is not owned or operated by any government agency.